Reporter

John Verner

Atlanta

John Verner (He/Him) is a reporter for The Click and host of The Cult of Christianity podcast. Verner has been a reporter for The Click since 2022, specializing in religious reporting and Atlanta area news. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging with Louis (his cat), wildlife photography, and writing music.

November 16, 2022

Podcast: Troubling Trends in True Crime

The "true crime" genre continues to trend upwards in terms of production, consumption, and financial gain. But for journalists, is engaging with this genre ethical?

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November 15, 2022

Opinion: Jim West’s Story — How Anonymity Poisoned Everything

Undercover work and anonymous sourcing are invaluable when it comes to journalism. The public has the right to know a lot. Additionally, the safety of a city, especially when it comes to potentially predatory public officials, is paramount. Even so, stories need to be sourced smartly. This one was not.

Mableton Street Sign

November 8, 2022

Atlanta Suburb Says Yes to Cityhood

The Atlanta suburb of Mableton has voted to incorporate as a town.

Atkinson Hall at GCSU

November 2, 2022

Police Officer Sues Georgia College for Firing After On-the-Job Injury

Sgt. Lopez began working for GCSU’s Department of Public Safety in September 2020. The complaint filed on October 10, to the Northern District of Georgia Court - Gainesville Division, claimed that Sgt. Lopez injured his knee while on patrol.

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November 1, 2022

Opinion: When Advocacy Becomes Propaganda

CBN has repeatedly had issues with being transparent with their sources, unclear methodology, and conspiracy-theory level bias. Founder Pat Robertson has crossed many ethical boundaries with explicit hate speech and threatening propaganda. For many evangelical Americans, this rhetoric validates their persecution complexes. They feel like they have advocates.