Annotated Bibliography 9: “The Big American City”

Photo by Barry Williams via Getty Images Ledbetter, Carly. “Why Atlanta Is The Big American City You’ve Been Missing Out On.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 5 Apr. 2014. Web. 28 Mar. 2016. In her article, “Why Atlanta Is The Big American City You’ve Been Missing Out On“, Carly Ledbetter, from Huffington Post, argues that Atlanta is “one of the most amazing cities in America”. She starts off by addressing some misconceptions that people may have when they think of this city and then she quickly dismisses them. Then rest of the article is her list of twenty things about Atlanta that make it an “amazing city”. These include things like the tourist attractions, popular restaurants, art, music, the sports team, and historical landmarks. She also provides a graphic of some sort for each reason on the list, whether it is a picture or a GIF. The intended audience for this article could be someone that has never been to Atlanta, tourists, and potential residents of Atlanta. Based on most of the reasons she provided, the intended audience could also be for people in the 15-25 age group. Her purpose is to inform, but also persuade someone that has never been Atlanta to come. This would be a helpful resource for someone that is doing research on how the city of Atlanta is portrayed and advertised in a digital built environment and what biases there are towards the...
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