This was one of the questions sent in when we solicited queries this spring for the Answers Issue, an idea we pinched from our sister publication, the Washington, D.C., City Paper, after reading and loving its Answers Issue the last twoyears.
The above question is interesting because it assumes that journalists only ask questions. On the contrary! The work simply begins with the questions. Content, as this reader put it, comes not only from asking questions, but also from tracking down answers, and then analyzing and distilling the information gleaned from reporting.
Believe me when I tell you, we prefer to be the ones creating the content. We are very protective of our jobs. And our egos. But we recognize that the 440,000-plus Atlantans that comprise this quizzical city are as curious and full of questions as the 11 people on Creative Loafing's editorial staff. We just thought it might be fun to let y'all direct the conversation this week. And it was. We learned a lot, from the stories behind Murder Kroger's nickname and the Bankhead Highway bridge to nowhere to how many gangs there are in Atlanta to whether or not it's possible to flood the Downtown Connector to create an Atlanta waterfront. So thanks for the help this week - you do good work, Atlanta.