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John McCosh

John McCosh

John McCosh is editor-in-chief of the Georgia Recorder, an affiliate of the nonprofit States Newsroom. He is a seasoned writer and editor with decades of experience in journalism and government public affairs. His skills were forged in Georgia newsrooms, where he was a business and investigative reporter, editor and bureau chief. For more than a decade at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, McCosh investigated state and local government officials and operations. McCosh is a board member of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation and active in the Georgia State Signal Alumni Group, which advises student journalists.

Georgia jury finds three white men guilty of Ahmaud Arbery’s shotgun murder

By: - November 24, 2021

A nearly all-white jury in a Glynn County, Ga., courtroom on Wednesday afternoon convicted three white men of murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery as the 25-year-old Black jogger ran through their neighborhood in February 2020. Travis McMichael, seen all over the world in a viral video that shows him firing a shotgun into […]

Georgia’s costly U.S. Senate showdowns roil ahead of rally finales

By: - January 4, 2021

Soon after the Nov. 3 general election it was clear Georgia voters set up two U.S. Senate contests for this week and it seemed unlikely the presidential result would threaten to overshadow the high stakes battle at the ballot for control of the federal government. But when President Donald Trump campaigns for fellow Republicans and […]