An Appen Media Group Production



We pick our projects carefully after much research and sourcing has gone into justifying the time spent. Project ideas can originate from anywhere, but often come from either a tip from a reader or a theory developed by staff based off independent research. Each project can take months to complete, and some we work on indefinitely. 


About blAckb0x


Black Box is a product of the Alpharetta, GA based company, Appen Media Group. Created in 2017, it acts as the investigative journalism arm of the multi-media company, producing award winning journalism through print and social media, podcasts, and film.

Hans Appen / Publisher /

AJ McNaughton / Newsroom & Production Manager /

Hatcher Hurd / Executive Editor /

Kathleen Sturgeon / Editor /

Pat Fox / Editor /

Joe Parker / Reporter /

Julia Grochowski / Reporter /

Ray Appen / Owner /





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Please use this form to contact us with any questions regarding BL4CKB0X or with any tips you have for new projects. Your name and email address will ONLY be used to contact you with any questions. It will never appear anywhere in our reporting without your expressed consent.

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319 North Main Street

Alpharetta, Georgia, 30009