• Author/Chef/Blogger/YouTuber “Pizza for Good” (Agate Digital)
• Host/presenter, "The Pizza Dish" (BlogTalkRadio)
• Freelance multimedia journalist, writer, photographer and content maker
• Founder and Executive Director of ARTvision Atlanta, an artists’ collaborative fundraiser
• Member, Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS)
• Permanent Member, Kappa Tau Alpha, journalism’s National Honors Society
• Member, Yelp! Atlanta Elite Squad since 2009 (TY, Todd Price)
• Owner, Stone Four Studios @ Studioplex Atlanta
In addition to valued magazine, newspaper and corporate-writing clients, my first book, Pizza for Good (Agate Digital), is out and available now! I just published my second book, Leaving Triscuit: Conscious Departures, Happy Homecomings (Kindle Select) and others will follow, including an alternative psychology book for men. Ask me about them!
You may have noticed the slogan, “Always Tell Stories,” on this site. This is the mantra I follow in everything I do - journalism pieces, photography, advocacy, books and much more.
NEW YORK CITY REFUGEE IN ATLANTA, INDEPENDENT THINKER, TRADITIONALIST, CIVIL LIBERTARIAN, NERD. WOOKIEE, TRIBBLE & TREE HUGGER. DELIBERATE DISPOSER. APPLE/MAC HEAD WAY BEFORE IT WAS COOL. BASEBALL, CAR & HOME-IMPROVEMENT ENTHUSIAST. DREAMER. DISRUPTER. IMPROV ACTOR, HUMORIST, FREQUENT LOLER. POLITICS, POLICY & CULTURE JUNKIE. SEEKER/MAKER OF NON-CONSENSUS NEWS. CW DEBUNKER. WRITER, ARTIST, PHOTOGRAPHER, MUSICIAN, LYRICIST, CURATOR. CHEF & AUTHOR OF ‘PIZZA FOR GOOD’, ‘LEAVING TRISCUIT’ & ‘EIQ: EVERY MAN’S GUIDEBOOK FOR EMOTIONAL FORTITUDE.’ TRAVEL WRITER, BLOGGER, MEDIA ANALYST AND JOURNALISM GEEK. METAPHYSICS NUT. IDEA GUY,
PROUD GENERALIST MULTIMEDIA FREELANCER.
FREQUENT PAIN IN THE ASS.
Here's a more extensive, third-person bio:
Will Pollock is freelance multidiscipline journalist based in Midtown Atlanta. Born and raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Will graduated in 1990 from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., with a B. A. in English-Literary Studies. He spent some time in Manhattan at a small advertising/publishing company and also worked at the family company in Charlottesville, Va.
After relocating to Atlanta in 1994, Will has served as magazine editor, writer, photographer, publications specialist, product developer, content manager and marketing-communications associate. With an early concentration in commercial retail real estate, he has logged nearly 20 years in the publishing arena, most notably as managing editor, writer, graphic designer, manager, photographer and analyst.
Follow Will: Pizza for Good blog | Twitter | Facebook | Yelp | SmugMug | Stone Four Studios
In early 2002, Will launched Stone Four Media for his corporate writing, consulting, video capture and editing, Web design, and other commercial photography efforts.
On a freelance basis, Will has written magazine features, op-ed pieces, reviews, news items and event articles for a number of business and consumer publications, Web sites and other national journals, including Art & Antiques, Professional Photographer magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Realtor.com, National Real Estate Investor, Sea Ray Living, Atlanta INtown, Taste magazine, Baja Magazine, Sunday Paper, The GA Voice, ProjectQAtlanta, TheBacklot.com and the Atlanta Business Chronicle, among others.
As a committed storyteller, Will tries to push any envelope he sees—by adding additional levels of story understanding with video, interactivity, photo galleries, voiceovers, radio shows and many others.
Will maintains the highest level of journalistic integrity, pursuing projects from a fiercely independent, investigative and fact-finding perspective. He is currently working on and seeking stories in arts and culture, retail and customer service, eco-living and permaculture, real estate, art and antiques, local-Atlanta interest stories, alternative-applied psychology, emotional intelligence, and many others.
In 2016, ARTvision Atlanta will celebrate 10 years of fundraising via our annual arts collaborative. “Pizza for Good” is the official chronicle of how Will’s New Year’s Eve pizza party helped spawn ARTvision - and how folks can do the very same thing in their communities. (more)
Frequent travel allows Will to snap pictures of some of the most beautiful places in the world - most recently, the breathtaking sights of Ireland - and is an enthusiastic participant in and supporter of the local Atlanta arts and photography scenes. Check back here at the beginning of each month to see a new header Capture image - always drawn from the photo files.
Will's home renovation in midtown Atlanta—a project with an eco-friendly, adaptive-reuse and historic-preservation elements—has been featured on Discovery Channel's Renovation Nation and on HGTV's Ground Breakers. (go to YouTube for more, or visit the Reel section of this website). Among many other story ideas, Will is currently shopping a first-person magazine essay that details the inspiration of the renovation and the renaming of the home after its longtime owners, the Cannons.
Do you have a story idea that needs to be told? Or perhaps a lead on an investigative story? Or a new book? Yell at Me and let’s talk. Find out what’s coming up on the docket by visiting my Next page.
Will received his Masters of Science from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in December 2001, and is a permanent member of Kappa Tau Alpha, journalism's National Honors Society. He also is active in a number of local Atlanta and national journalism groups, and is an avid traveler, sportsman and year-round tennis player.
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Ongoing thanks to Rob O'Connor who continues to be my inspiration, partner in crime and longtime friend. And to my late grandfather, William S. Weedon, whom I hope is nodding with cerebral approval wherever he is.