CUMMING -- The Forsyth County News is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members.
Josh Sutton and Micah Green came onboard this week to help the FCN expand its online and social media presence and to enhance the paper’s quality print products.
Sutton, a native of the county and graduate of Forsyth Central High School, will serve as the new director of video production, a recently established position at the paper.
A recent graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta, Sutton has a variety of experience in video production work. Sutton will work to create an expanded video platform for www.forsythnews.com.
Green, a graduate of Mississippi State University, is the newspaper’s new director of creative imagery.
Before coming to the FCN, Green worked as bureau chief and photographer at the Columbia Dispatch in Columbus, Miss.
He will work as a photographer and writer, along with helping to build Forsyth County News’ online and social media efforts.
Vince Johnson, publisher of the FCN, said Sutton and Green are great additions.
“Micah brings a wealth of innovative talent and experience to our growing multimedia team. He’ll be out and about in the community, and his work will mirror the things that make Forsyth great and interesting,” he said.
“We’re thrilled to have Josh as a leader in our video production department. He’s one of the Atlanta area’s best videographers, and along with Micah and the rest of our great team, he’ll help change the face of media in Forsyth County.”
Both Sutton and Green were eager to join the Forsyth County News staff.
“Throughout college, I filled roles such as editor, motion graphic artist, producer, as well as director at times,” Sutton said. “Despite being trained in narrative work, I felt drawn to the local news.
“Forsyth County News has given me the unique opportunity to build a career that in the past has not existed … I look forward to the coming months.”
Added Green: “I can’t wait to explore Cumming and Forsyth County with my camera. Hopefully, I’ll be able to bring a unique, or at least fresh, perspective of this beautiful area and the people that make it move.
“Being completely new to the state, I’m thirsty for an understanding of the county. If you think there is something I should know, feel free to shoot me an email, give me a call or even stop me on the street.”
Johnson added that both Sutton and Green will help to continue the work that was begun earlier this year to increase and improve Forsyth County News’ social media and online presence.
He said interaction through the paper’s Facebook and Twitter accounts has more than doubled so far this year.
In addition, according to Google analytics, the web traffic on forsythnews.com is up more than 80 percent, with more than 115,000 unique visitors to the site each month.
“Forsyth County is a statewide and national leader in many areas of life and business,” Johnson said. “At an established newspaper that has served this community well for more than a century, we’re ready to lead Forsyth’s media for years to come and to be yet another point of community pride."
“We’re going to be a fun, interactive, informative local media company, and this is just the beginning.”
Micah Green can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Joshua Sutton can be reached at email@example.com.