All of Tia’s articles for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution can be found on her reporter’s page:

Tia Mitchell, AJC

Below you will find multiple example of Tia’s work in Florida broken down into four categories: Political News & Analysis, Column Writing, Blog Posts and Other.

(The picture above is of Tia interviewing a source at the Florida State Capitol during the 2017 legislative session.)


Political News & Analysis

Dark Money Two-Day Investigation
Part I: Dozens of Florida political committees being fueled by millions in ‘dark money’
12/10/16 (Campaign finance data, database creation, investigative reporting, analysis)
http://jacksonville.com/news/2016-12-10/dozens-florida-political-committees-being-fueled-millions-dark-money
Part II: ‘Dark money’ spent to influence state political campaigns
12/11/16 (Campaign finance data, database creation, investigative reporting, analysis)
http://jacksonville.com/news/2016-12-11/dark-money-spent-influence-state-political-campaigns

Florida legislators’ visit to Alabama casino is legal, but perception problem persists
1/23/16 (News article, scoop, statewide impact, investigative reporting, campaign finance)
http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2016-01-23/story/florida-legislators-visit-alabama-casino-legal-perception-problem

Politics and process can obscure the human tragedies behind state claims bills
7/3/17 (News article, enterprise, statewide impact)
http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2017-07-03/politics-and-process-can-obscure-human-tragedies-behind-state-claims-bills

Voting access bill watered down after request from Duval elections chief Hogan
4/4/17 (Breaking news article, sourcing, legislative session dailies)
http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2017-04-04/voting-access-bill-watered-down-after-request-duval-elections-chief-hogan

Mayor’s tactics on pension bill shed light into his approach to August voter referendum
4/30/16 (Enterprise reporting, in-depth analysis, campaign finance)
http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2016-04-30/story/mayors-tactics-pension-bill-shed-light-his-approach-august-voter


Column Writing

Tia Mitchell: Emergency spinal surgery gives lawmaker a new perspective on public life
10/24/2016 (Profile writing, featuring writing, widely shared and other publications later ran similar articles about this lawmaker)
http://jacksonville.com/reason/2016-10-24/tia-mitchell-emergency-spinal-surgery-gives-lawmaker-new-perspective-public-life

Tia Mitchell: Chairman’s comments latest example of Democrats taking blacks for granted
6/23/17 (Analysis of an issue of statewide and national importance, fresh perspective)
http://jacksonville.com/reason/tia-mitchell/columnists/2017-06-23/tia-mitchell-chairman-s-comments-latest-example-democrats

Tia Mitchell: Legislative gridlock over economic incentives could cost taxpayers
2/17/17 (Breaking down the impact to readers of legislative gridlock)
http://jacksonville.com/reason/2017-02-17/tia-mitchell-legislative-gridlock-over-economic-incentives-could-cost-taxpayers

Tia Mitchell: Black Lives Matter may not mean what you think it does
7/24/16 (National issue, insight, overwhelming reader response)
http://jacksonville.com/tia-mitchell/2016-07-23/story/tia-mitchell-black-lives-matter-may-not-mean-what-you-think-it-does


Blog Posts (Politjax blog has since been discontinued)

Rep. Matt Gaetz tweet about black lawmakers widely criticized
5/1/2015 (Statewide impact, “talker” with great traction on social media)
http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/403455/tia-mitchell/2015-05-01/rep-matt-gaetz-tweet-about-black-lawmakers-widely

UNF building project gets no state funding despite BOG recommendation
3/6/16 (Scoop, budget analysis, higher education, led to immediate corrective action)
http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/403455/tia-mitchell/2016-03-06/unf-building-project-gets-no-state-funding-despite-bog

Did the black caucus and House leadership play ‘Let’s Make a Deal’?
2/24/16 (Analysis, politics, “talker” in political circles and on social media)
http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/403455/tia-mitchell/2016-02-24/did-black-caucus-and-house-leadership-play-lets-make

Feds walked away from health care talks? Chill. It’s just a vacation.
4/2/15 (Analysis and insight, health care)
http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/403455/tia-mitchell/2015-04-02/feds-walked-away-health-care-talks-chill-its-just


Other

Senate Democratic leader Arthenia Joyner talks about respect, racism and journey to Plains
5/10/15 (Profile writing, human interest, state politics)
http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2015-05-10/story/senate-leaders-talk-about-respect-racism-and-journey-plains

An uneasy truce as FAMU Board of Trustees mulls concerns about president’s leadership style
7/13/15 (Ground breaking analysis, statewide impact, higher education)
http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2015-07-12/story/uneasy-truce-famu-board-trustees-mulls-concerns-about-presidents

Ann Romney’s job: ‘unzip’ Mitt
7/1/12 (Profile writing, national politics, presidential campaign)
http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/ann-romneys-job-unzip-mitt/1238264