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Release Date: 07.12.2018 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Leff & Associates

"4 Questions Journalist Spotlight" with WUSSY magazine's Jon Dean

Leff's Atlanta Media's Weekly Feature Conversation with an Atlanta Journalist

Each week, in partnership with Leff’s Atlanta Media (www.leffsatlantamedia.com), Atlanta Daybook presents our "Journalist Spotlight." Atlanta public relations professional Mitch Leff of Leff & Associates offers a conversation with a journalist in the Atlanta market, asking them four questions that'll help you learn more about local Atlanta media. What makes them tick? What's new at their media outlet? What drives them?

Mitch also operates Leff’s Atlanta Media (http://www.leffsatlantamedia.com) an online database with contact info for thousands of Atlanta-based journalists, and Mitch’s Media Match (www.mitchsmediamatch.com), a service that connects Atlanta journalists with local experts.

The Spotlight Shines on Jon Dean with WUSSY magazine!

Jon is the editor of this magazine covering southern and queer nightlife, music, visual arts, and culture in Atlanta and the greater southeast. They launched in 2015 and have grown from a blog into a print publication.

What kind of story makes you proud to be a journalist?

Stories spotlighting marginalized artists keeps me excited and motivated to continue this work. There are so many iconic filmmakers, photographers, or musicians who maybe have never received widespread attention, but have changed the landscape of queer art and culture forever.

What’s new and different about what you’re doing at WUSSY?

WUSSY started off as just a fun DIY, treehouse-style project for me and my friends. Since then, we've (sort of) grown into a real business and platform for queer artists. We are tired of demanding representation by the mainstream media. We are an unapologetically queer magazine -- hosting open mic nights, political discussions, and screenings of badass films like Spice World.

What is the best and worst thing about your job?

The best part is getting to meet and speak to people who I've admired for years, whether they're local legends like Shawnna Brooks or international icons like John Waters.

The worst part is having to say 'no' to pitches, etc. We are a small team, so we can't cover all the things we would like to!

What’s the coolest thing people should know about you?

I grew up in a Christian school and was voted "Most Christian" by my 7th grade class. Oh, if they could see me now!

About You

Last Book Read: Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perotta
Favorite Atlanta Restaurant: Ria's Bluebird
Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Vanderpump Rules
Local Getaway: Mary's in EAV
Favorite Non-Work Hobby: Taking portraits of friends, going to the movies... playing with my cat.
Twitter: @wussymag
Website: www.wussymag.com or www.jondeanphoto.com

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Contact Info

Contact Name: Mitch Leff

Company: Leff & Associates

Phone: 4048614769

Cell: 4048614769

E-mail: mitch@leffassociates.com