Say hello to Carey O’Neil

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 11, 2013
Carey O'Neil

Carey O’Neil

Social media is a big part of what we’re doing here at We like finding new and interesting ways to reach our audience.

That’s why we’ve added a new and interesting contributor who will help us grow our social media presence. Meet Carey O’Neil, another alumnus of the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Carey was around the TFP the same time as one of our other contributors, Brittany Luiz. Also, like Brittany, Carey lives in a place not called Decatur.

We like having that Metro-minded perspective. We believe Decatur is the lens with which we view the world around us. Hence the “ish.”

Carey is a bright guy who believes there’s a future for good journalism, even if the journalism industry’s days are numbered. We aren’t looking to replicate the industry here. We’re looking to create something new and worth reading.

Carey will be one of our engaging writers, but he will also be your digital Sherpa, harnessing the vast power of the interwebs to lead you over to this site. He’s already spruced up the Facebook page.

Carey left the harsh Maine winters, where he spent the first 18 years of his life, for college at UGA’s journalism school. He edited his college paper The Red & Black, and then left Georgia for a gig as a business reporter up in Chattanooga, TN. The Scenic City, as they call it, was a bit too sleepy, so he left for the excitement of Atlanta in 2012.

Carey lives in Midtown and would never dream of leaving. He loves all things music, football, rec sports and video/board games. He always wants to hear the crazy adventures of interesting people (i.e. pretty much everyone), so let him know if you have a story to share.

His ultimate goal is to spend his days helping make Atlanta even better. If you’re doing anything to address the city’s homelessness, poverty, food access, public health, or [insert your issue here], get in touch and he will cover the crap out of you!

Please join me in welcoming Carey. He’ll kick ass, take names and make sure they are spelled correctly.

About Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt is editor and publisher of

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