Our Fresh Take Georgia team

Fresh Take Georgia editors

Kelly Audette, editor

Audette is a part-time faculty member of Kennesaw State University’s School of Communication and Media, editor and audience engagement manager for Fresh Take Georgia. She is also the social media manager and coach for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Previously she was a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Florida and worked in the Innovation News Center and for WUFT, the NPR and PBS affiliate for north-central Florida.

Audette holds a master’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Florida in Gainesville and a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Journalism from Florida Atlantic University.

Molly Bloom, executive editor

Bloom is an award-winning journalist who previously worked as a reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has also worked for NPR member stations, the Austin American-Statesman, the Newark Star-Ledger and other outlets.

Bloom holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University.

Fresh Take Georgia faculty advisors

Dr. Josh Azriel, faculty advisor

Josh Azriel headshot: Smiling bald man wearing dark blue shirt is in front of a dark wood bookcase.

Azriel is the Associate Director, Graduate Studies, and a Professor of Communication at the KSU School of Communication and Media.

Azriel holds a doctorate in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he also earned his master’s degree in Political Science. His bachelor’s degree in Political Science is from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

He pursued his doctorate in Journalism and Communications because he was interested in studying media law, specifically how the First Amendment’s freedom of speech clause applies to the Internet.

Dr. Burton Speakman, faculty advisor

Burton Speakman headshot: SOlomn man with darkblonde hair wearing a light grey shirt and dark tie.

Speakman is an Associate Professor of Communication at the KSU School of Communication and Media.  

Speakman holds a doctorate in Journalism with a focus on Online and Community Journalism from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, a master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a bachlor’s degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Site production

Gwenette Writer Sinclair, web designer and developer, Center for Sustainable Journalism, publisher of Fresh Take Georgia

Sinclair maintains editorial and advertising content for all the Center’s websites and multiple digital magazine projects. She designs and develops the websites, and maintains the websites’ hosting servers. Sinclair also develops 3D immersive virtual experiences/events for Ph.D. candidates, universities and corporations, including the Center’s virtual world project VirtualWorld.jjie.org and Bokeh Focus: Our 3D Virtual Galleries. Her background includes teaching, corporate training, XReality mixed-media event production, video production, nonprofit administration, magazine/newspaper publishing, advertising sales and graphic design.

Fresh Take Georgia publisher

Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University

The Center for Sustainable Journalism aims to discover innovative ways to produce financially sustainable, high quality and ethically sound journalism via applied research, collaborations and advancing innovative projects. 

The Center publishes multiple projects including Fresh Take Georgia, Youth Today, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, Bokeh Focus and several digital magazines.

Learn more here.