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Springs Publishing is Atlanta’s leading hyperlocal media organization.

We publish Reporter Newspapers, Atlanta Intown, Atlanta Senior Life, and Rough Draft. With a combined monthly circulation of 100,000, our papers reach metro Atlanta’s most dynamic and influential communities. 

Reporter Newspapers (circ: 58,000) is published monthly and covers four communities: Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody, and Sandy Springs. 

Coverage area includes ZIP codes 30305, 30318, 30319, 30326, 30327, 30328, 30338, 30342 and 30350.

Atlanta Intown (circ: 27,000) reaches the intown communities from Midtown to Grant Park and from Emory to the Westside. Intown’s coverage includes ZIP codes 30306, 30307, 30308, 30309, 30312.

Founded in 1994, Intown pioneered hyperlocal news in Atlanta with its unwavering mission to inform and empower readers while helping build community.

Atlanta Senior Life (circ: 10,000) targets Atlanta’s active senior community. It is distributed across the wider metro area via drops at 266 businesses, community centers and senior residences.

Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown are distributed via direct mail to ensure delivery into homes as well as 300+ local businesses within the communities. 

In 2021, Springs introduced Rough Draft, a morning newsletter that is a clever, curated, and concise look at what’s happening around metro Atlanta.

In the Community

We are active members of The Atlanta Press Club, Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber, Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, Central Atlanta Progress, Livable Buckhead, and The Buckhead Business Association.

Editorial Team

Collin Kelley

editor, Atlanta Intown

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist. 

Joe Earle

editor-at-large & Atlanta senior life

Joe Earle has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.

Dyana Bagby

staff writer

Dyana Bagby covers Buckhead and Atlanta for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown. Previously, she was editor of Georgia Voice and covered commercial real estate/economic development for the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Sammie Purcell

staff writer

Sammie Purcell covers Brookhaven and Dunwoody for Reporter Newspapers. She also writes about popular culture.

Bob Pepalis


Bob Pepalis covers Sandy Springs for Reporter Newspapers.

Sales & Marketing Team

Keith Pepper


Atlanta native Keith Pepper acquired Springs Publishing in December 2020. Keith has deep roots in the Atlanta community and a 20+ year career working at local and global media organizations.

He currently serves on the boards of the Atlanta Press Club, the Brookhaven Chamber, and Wholesome Wave Georgia. Previously, he was a member of the Board of Directors at Kate’s Club.

Neal Maziar


Neal Maziar joined Springs Publishing in January 2022. Previously, he led sales and marketing at Cox Radio and was a co-founder of Big League Broadcasting. He currently serves on the board of the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber and the Georgia chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

He is a native of, and lives in, Sandy Springs.

Deborah Davis

account manager | sales operations

Deborah Davis has more than 30 years of experience in the newspaper industry.

Jeff Kremer

sr. account manager

Jeff Kremer has more than 25 years of advertising sales experience, including at Creative Loafing and the Sunday Paper, where he was a founder.

Suzanne Purcell

sr. account manager

Suzanne joined Springs Publishing in April 2022. Previously, she worked for 30+ years at Cox and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a variety of sales and management roles.

Suzanne grew up in Sandy Springs and now lives in Buckhead.

Rico Figliolini

creative director

Rico Figliolini is a creative director, publisher, social media strategist, and podcast producer/host in Atlanta. In 2021, he was recognized for Page One Design by the Georgia Press Association.

Steve Levene

founder & Publisher emeritus

Company News


Publisher’s Note: Why we’re leaving Twitter

I’m writing to share that we have made the decision to suspend posting our content on Twitter and have removed Twitter share buttons from our website and newsletters. Twitter does…

Checking in on local news

🙏 I can’t say this too often: Thank you for helping us build something extraordinary.  As the news business continues to be shaped by myriad economic and cultural challenges, we…

Publisher’s Note: Bringing our calendar to life

About a year ago, we announced a collaboration with WABE, Atlanta’s choice for NPR and PBS, to produce How Do You Atlanta?, a community events calendar that is an easy-to-use,…

Springs Publishing wins 11 Georgia Press Association Awards

Writers, photographers, and designers from Springs Publishing collected 11 awards at the Georgia Press Association’s 2022 Better Newspaper Contest, the association announced. Four of the awards honored first-place finishes in…

Publisher’s Note: Announcing Sketchbook

Today we are launching a new weekly newsletter focused on Atlanta’s robust visual arts community. “Sketchbook by Roughdraft” will be curated by writer and photographer Isadora Pennington and will highlight…

Looking ahead to 2022, while taking stock of 2021

Publisher’s & Editor’s Note: Our focus may be small, but our ambitions are large. Fifteen years ago this month, founding publisher Steve Levene wrote those words in the first issues…

Publisher’s Note: A new community event calendar

Partnerships continue to be a central part of our growth strategy, and today I’m excited to announce that we have joined together with one of Atlanta’s most revered media organizations,…


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Coverage from other outlets

Leff & Associates “Four Questions Journalist Spotlight” with Amy Wenk and Keith Pepper (March 5, 2022)

The Georgia Gang” recognizes Rough Draft as a “winner of the week” (December 19, 2021)

Bulldawg Illustrated Proust Q&A with Keith Pepper (November 24, 2021)

LinkedIn post on Atlanta Journal-Constitution partnership (November 14, 2021)

What’s Up Dunwoody podcast about the Dunwoody 4th of July Parade. Amy Wenk and Keith Pepper (July 3, 2021)

Atlanta Jewish Times: “Steve Levene Sells Reporter Newspapers” (Jan. 12, 2021)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “OPINION: Atlanta man happy to buy newspaper company? Must be fake joy” (Dec. 23, 2020)