Clay Duda is a journalist, photographer, and digital strategist based in Atlanta, Ga.
He is the Associate Editor of Digital at Creative Loafing, Atlanta’s alternative weekly newspaper and the second most widely read publication in the state. Clay contributes regularly to the paper’s news, music, and arts coverage while helping guide digital strategy and editorial initiatives online.
Prior to joining Creative Loafing in summer of 2012, Clay worked with the Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University as a multimedia reporter and digital media strategist. He covered juvenile justice, child welfare, and other youth-related issues for CSJ publications Youth Today and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. He is a 2012 John Jay/Tow Juvenile Justice Reporting Fellow.
In early 2013, Clay co-chaired one of the Southeast’s premiere and longest running social media conference series, SoCon13. Marking its seventh year, SoCon13 convened more than 300 professionals from across journalism, non-profit, and marketing industries. The full-day unconference featured an award-winning lineup of more than two-dozen speakers and breakout sessions covering the latest trends in digital media, best practices, and a plethora of other topics.
Clay holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with a minor concentration in fine art photography from Georgia State University. Find him on LinkedIn.
Clay Duda is currently available for freelance journalism and photography work.
ClayDuda [at] gmail [dot] com