Cole Bradley

Cole Bradley is a native Memphian, graduate of the University of Memphis and High Ground's managing editor.

Cole's worked locally as a researcher and community engagement strategist and joined the High Ground team in Jan 2017. Cole is passionate about solutions journalism and anthro-journalism, fusing anthropological methods for deep community engagement with people-centered, sidewalk-level journalism.

Feature Story L to R: Community Contributors Ian Randolph, Ivy Arnold, and Monique Rials listen attentively to a conversation on journalist ethics lead by trainer, Micaela Watts. (Cat Evans)

Video: When neighbors make the news


Feature Story Teen boys practice their basketball drills and skills at Manassas High School. (Ziggy Mack)

Photos: Welcome to (western) North Memphis


Feature Story The High Ground team enjoys a 'thank you lunch' on December 19 with key stakeholders who helped build our On the Ground coverage in Hickory Hill, including residents and representatives from nonprofits and the Memphis Police Department. (High Ground)

Our 'see you later' to Hickory Hill


Feature Story Millington Middle School

Chalkbeat asks readers to share stories of cold classrooms


Feature Story GoDaddy's Made in America docu-series premiered in Memphis on November 22. Its first episodes feature Memphis-area entrepreneurs. Stacy Cline stands at the far left. (Cole Bradley, High Ground News)

GoDaddy supports small business in Memphis, premiers docu-series


Feature Story The light of a claw machine casts an eerie light down the hallway of the former Hickory Ridge Mall. The mall is now owned by World Overcomers Church, who are working to repurpose it as a town center. (Ziggy Mack)

The History of Hickory Hill, Part II: Annexation and Aftermath


Feature Story The 2019 State of Memphis Housing Summit was held at the Memphis Botanic Gardens on October 29. It was attended by roughly 200 government officials, community leaders, business leaders and nonprofit representatives. (Cole Bradley)
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The History of Hickory Hill, Part I: Big Booms


Feature Story Tami Montgomery, owner of Dru's Bar, sits at the newly remodeled bar and chats with regulars after completing some chores around the business. The location, 1474 Madison Avenue, has been home to a number of LGBT bars since the 1970s. (Cole Bradley)

Bar Fight: The Rise and Fall of Memphis' Gay Bars


Feature Story Customer Chimere Miller plays with her son J'iris after enjoying lunch at Riko's Kickin Chicken located at 1329 Madison Avenue in Madison Heights. (Cole Bradley)
Feature Story Anatole Williams (L), executive director of Memphis Adult Teen Challenge, and Michael Skouteris, daily operations manager of BAM Thrift Store, discuss store needs. To the right, regular Patricia Jones says hello to the cashier. (Cole Bradley)
Feature Story Walter Clark, owner of Outstanding Touch window services, puts the finishing touches on the door of Riko's Kickin Chicken, located at 1329 Madison Avenue. (Cole Bradley)