Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Breakdown Exceeds 8 Million Downloads

ATLANTA – Oct. 16, 2017 – Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) celebrates more than 8 million downloads of its award-winning podcast Breakdown. Launched in 2015, the popular series also begins its new season.

The AJC’s Breakdown applies meticulous reporting and expert storytelling to true-crime journalism, taking listeners behind the headlines of fascinating Georgia cases.

“The mission of Breakdown is to bring meaning and context and balance to the legal complexities and raw emotion of crime and punishment.” said Richard Halicks, Breakdown’s producer and an editor at the AJC. “And quite often, to spotlight the many ways in which the criminal justice system breaks down.”

In Season 5 of Breakdown, the AJC’s Bill Rankin and Craig Schneider examine the case against powerful and wealthy Atlanta lawyer Tex McIver, whose murder trial is set to begin Oct. 30McIver says he shot his wife accidentally as the two rode in their SUV through Midtown Atlanta last September. The district attorney says it was murder with malice.   

Binge on Breakdown through iTunes® and discover previous seasons at AJCBreakdown.com.

About The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the leading source – both in print and online – of news, information and advertising for metropolitan Atlanta, reaching a total print and online audience of 1.6 million people each week. Every month, nearly 8.4 million unique visitors access the newspaper’s websites, including AJC.com, myAJC.com and accessAtlanta.com. Our newsroom is the largest in Georgia with more than 150 journalists. We report on a metro area that has more than 5 million people and cover five core counties and more than 20 city governments. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is part of Cox Media Group, a publishing, digital media and broadcasting subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, seven daily newspapers and 11 non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.