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The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication offers undergraduate majors in advertising, digital and broadcast journalism, public relations, mass media arts and journalism with emphases in public affairs journalism, magazine journalism, publication management and visual journalism. The college offers two graduate degrees, and is home to the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media.

Mark Johnson, senior lecturer, journalism, offers visual journalists some tips on what to do before, during and after co...
06/19/2020
Covering Protests - Grady College

Mark Johnson, senior lecturer, journalism, offers visual journalists some tips on what to do before, during and after covering major protests.

The following was written by Mark Johnson, senior lecturer, journalism, and was originally published on his blog, VisualJournalism.info. Current and former students are covering protests across the country. We spent some time in classes on spot news coverage, but nothing we did prepared them for the...

Peabody Awards has partnered with PBS for a roundtable special featuring the filmmakers of this year’s 10 Peabody docume...
06/18/2020
Peabody Awards partners with PBS for documentary roundtable discussion - Grady College

Peabody Awards has partnered with PBS for a roundtable special featuring the filmmakers of this year’s 10 Peabody documentary winners. “Peabody Presents: Best in Documentary,” premiering on June 23, will celebrate the films while encouraging in-depth discussion around the social issues they address.

The Peabody Awards has partnered with PBS for a roundtable special featuring the filmmakers of this year’s 10 Peabody documentary winners. The co-production, “Peabody Presents: Best in Documentary,” will celebrate the films while encouraging in-depth discussion around the social issues they ad...

Interns in our Social media Engagement & Evaluation Suite (Seesuiteuga) collaborated with The University of Georgia Coll...
06/17/2020
SEE Suite collaborates with College of Engineering on plastic pollution research - Grady College

Interns in our Social media Engagement & Evaluation Suite (Seesuiteuga) collaborated with The University of Georgia College of Engineering this academic year. The group found that social media platforms allow researchers to understand environmental problems in new ways and their work will create a greater understanding of how social media data analysis can support the fight against environmental waste.

Even as the world faces new challenges today, issues like plastic pollution remain a growing threat. Interns in the Social media Engagement & Evaluation Suite at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication collaborated with UGA’s College of Engineering and found th...

Join the UGA Alumni Association on July 16 for its first ever virtual book club discussion. The July book is Hello Summe...
06/16/2020
Between the Pages: a Bulldog book club - UGA Alumni Association

Join the UGA Alumni Association on July 16 for its first ever virtual book club discussion. The July book is Hello Summer by Mary Kay Andrews (Kathy Trocheck [ABJ ’76]). The Zoom discussion will be moderated by Monica Kaufman Pearson (MA ’14).

Perfect for lifelong learners around the world, Between the Pages is an opportunity to enjoy and discuss works by alumni authors with fellow Bulldogs. Grab your book/e-reader and join in the fun!

For nearly a decade Advertising & Public Relations at UGA students have done research for PHD Media. This year the group...
06/15/2020
PHD 9.0 helps connect advertising students and their research on Gen-Z with professional agency executives - Grady College

For nearly a decade Advertising & Public Relations at UGA students have done research for PHD Media. This year the group's focus was providing information on how communicators can connect with Generation-Z. The presentation is typically in-person at PHD Media’s New York office, but was done via videoconference this year, giving the opportunity for more than 90 PHD executives to hear the findings.

Seven senior advertising majors comprised Grady College’s team of researchers who presented to executives and staff from PHD Media Worldwide, a global communications planning and media buying agency. This is the ninth year of the PHD Media and Grady College partnership. The team of advertising stu...

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06/11/2020

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Join Dawgs across the world for the inaugural Attack The Day 5K on Saturday, June 20! While we cannot gather in person, we invite you to sign up at alumni.uga.edu/atd5k and run, walk, roll or hop on a treadmill for a 5K (3.1 miles), and fill your day with Bulldog spirit!

The Peabody Awards has named 30 programs as the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digi...
06/10/2020
Peabody 30 Winners

The Peabody Awards has named 30 programs as the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019. “FRONTLINE” and “The Simpsons” are recipients of Institutional Awards.

The Peabody Awards has named 30 programs as the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019 The organization also announced “FRONTLINE” and “The Simpsons” as recipients of Institutional Awards This distinctive honor goes to programs that have...

Like so many, we have felt the depths of grief and depression in the wake of continued racial discrimination and injusti...
06/05/2020
We are listening - Grady College

Like so many, we have felt the depths of grief and depression in the wake of continued racial discrimination and injustice. The violent, inhumane deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and so many others, have sickened, saddened, and angered us.

We value Black lives and our hearts break for the countless Black victims of violence. We know our students of color, in particular, feel hurt, angry, and aggrieved. It is time for all of us to stand in solidarity for those who advocate for justice, to stand with and support those who peacefully stand up for their rights and the rights of others.

We want our Black students, alumni, faculty, staff, prospective students, and those who are invested in educating future storytellers and communicators in all our majors to know that not only do we see you – we are listening to you, we are learning from you.

We are committed to working actively to improve our systems and processes. As individuals and as a college, we must do more than merely make statements: Every year in the College we set goals to improve our efforts at equity and inclusion through faculty development, training and hiring initiatives, prospective student outreach, offering student resources and programs, student involvement on our Standing Committee on Diversity and getting input from our students, alumni and professionals. We have so much more work to do.

We reaffirm our commitment to condemning all forms of racism and advocating for equity and inclusion.

We are listening and welcome your partnership in action to help us move forward in our goals.

Like so many, we have felt the depths of grief and depression in the wake of continued racial discrimination and injustice. The violent, inhumane deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and so many others, have sickened, saddened, and angered us. We value Black lives and our hearts...

When classes start this fall, we will be missing two familiar faces. After decades of teaching and mentoring Grady stude...
05/28/2020
Grady College celebrates retiring faculty Karen King and Leara Rhodes - Grady College

When classes start this fall, we will be missing two familiar faces. After decades of teaching and mentoring Grady students, Karen King and Leara Rhodes (ABJ '72) are retiring. Congratulations, Dr. King and Dr. Rhodes!

Grady College proudly recognizes faculty members Karen King and Leara Rhodes as they embark on retirement. Karen King, a Jim Kennedy New Media Professor, specialized in advertising media and campaigns. She began teaching at Grady College in 1985 and served two stints as advertising and public relati...

Through the years, we have graduated a number of alumni who were double majors with UGA School of Public and Internation...
05/27/2020

Through the years, we have graduated a number of alumni who were double majors with UGA School of Public and International Affairs. It is probably to safe to say that many of those alumni had at least one class with Dr. Bullock, who has more than five decades of teaching experience at University of Georgia.

Join us on May 28 at 3:30 PM EST for Ask Me Anything with UGA School of Public and International Affairs professor Dr. Charles S. Bullock III.

Register now for this free virtual event! t.uga.edu/5VB

Sarah Geary will serve as the summer Tieger Fellow for the Public Affairs Communications at UGA  program. Tieger Fellows...
05/26/2020
Sarah Geary selected as summer Tieger Fellow in Public Affairs Communications - Grady College

Sarah Geary will serve as the summer Tieger Fellow for the Public Affairs Communications at UGA program. Tieger Fellows are responsible for day-to-day efforts to promote the program through use of media relations, and social and digital media. The fellowship is made possible through the support of Carolyn Tieger (ABJ '69) .

The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication announced the selection of a new Tieger Fellow for the summer of 2020 — Sarah Geary. The Tieger Fellowship supports the mission of the College’s first-in-the-nation Public Affairs Communications (PAC) Program by promoti...

USA TODAY recently featured Grady Sports: Sports journalism at UGA's Grady College student work. Rameen Forghani, Seth R...
05/22/2020
'Like a bulldozer': How coronavirus impacts the lives of athletes, coaches at one Georgia high school

USA TODAY recently featured Grady Sports: Sports journalism at UGA's Grady College student work. Rameen Forghani, Seth Rainey, Brandon Sudge, Thomas Touchstone and Dylan Webber reported on the impact of the pandemic on athletes and coaches at Morgan County High School.

To gauge the impact of coronavirus on high school athletes and coaches, journalism students focused on one Georgia school. These are their stories.

05/21/2020
Health Communications in a Crisis

“When you have a brand new infectious disease, you know very little. And what you don’t know way exceeds what you do know. You need to let people know that the recommendations you give today may be different tomorrow, when more information is known.” - Glen Nowak, Advertising & Public Relations at UGA faculty member and director of UGA's Center for Health and Risk Communications https://t.uga.edu/5Za

Dick Yarbrough (ABJ '59) has given back to UGA and Grady with his time, talent and treasure for many years. Among the co...
05/20/2020
Dick Yarbrough: Special group helps repay a special debt

Dick Yarbrough (ABJ '59) has given back to UGA and Grady with his time, talent and treasure for many years. Among the contributions he has made to Grady is the Yarbrough-Grady Fellows program which provides student internship opportunities within the College. He writes about his fondness for the program in his latest column. We are grateful for his continued support of our students.

For much of my adult life, I have tried to return to my alma mater, the University of Georgia, a portion of what the institution has given me. I say “a portion” because I can never totally repay the debt I owe UGA for the honor of being a Georgia Bulldog. But that doesn’t mean I can’t try.

If you've ever been to been to American Whiskey in NYC on a Georgia Football game day, you know it is the place to be fo...
05/19/2020
NYC alumni raise funds for Bulldog game-watching venue - UGA Alumni Association

If you've ever been to been to American Whiskey in NYC on a Georgia Football game day, you know it is the place to be for NYC Dawgs. When the venue closed its doors as a result of COVID-19, alumni jumped in to help Robbie York (ABJ '05) support his staff during the pandemic.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bulldog family is supporting Robbie York's (ABJ '05) American Whiskey--a beloved game-watching venue for NYC Dawgs.

Looking for a summer read? Check out a new novel by our 2020 John E. Drewry Young Alumni award winner, Lindsey Cook (ABJ...
05/18/2020
Books By Lindsey Rogers Cook

Looking for a summer read? Check out a new novel by our 2020 John E. Drewry Young Alumni award winner, Lindsey Cook (ABJ '14).

Her brother’s letters reveal everything—if only he’d written one to her. Alice always thought she’d see her brother again. Rob ran away when he was fifteen, with so many years left to find...

We are grateful to Maria Taylor (ABJ '09, MBA '13) and all of our alumni who took the time to celebrate #Grady2020 with ...
05/15/2020
ESPN PR

We are grateful to Maria Taylor (ABJ '09, MBA '13) and all of our alumni who took the time to celebrate #Grady2020 with us last week. We can't wait to watch our newest alumni fly!

Dear #ClassOf2020, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Maria Taylor share the goodness on #FeelGoodFriday

🎓 Wojnarowski on sharing a short message for St. Bonaventure University's virtual commencement

🎓 Taylor on her important message to University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia grads

Did you know? The UGA Career Center has resources for alumni. From recent grads to encore career seekers, staff is avail...
05/15/2020
UGA Career Center

Did you know? The UGA Career Center has resources for alumni. From recent grads to encore career seekers, staff is available to help.

An alumnus of Grady and The Red & Black, Jim Callis (ABJ '88) is a senior writer for mlb.com. He is featured in the late...
05/13/2020

An alumnus of Grady and The Red & Black, Jim Callis (ABJ '88) is a senior writer for mlb.com. He is featured in the latest episode of The Blawg The Dawgs Podcast.

Get ready for your heart to be set on fire because MLB Pipeline and Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia's own Jim Callis brings all the passion in Episode 21. He shares how his time with The Red & Black shaped the path of his career, fond memories from Georgia Baseball's CWS runs in ‘87, ‘90, and ‘08, and so much more. Jim is a wealth of knowledge and shares so many awesome stories and valuable insight. LINK BELOW, listen and subscribe!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-blawg-the-dawgs-podcast-a-georgia-bulldogs-show/id1498363878

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As a Yarbrough Fellow in our communications office, Allison Chenard (AB '20) was responsible for elevating our graphics ...
05/12/2020

As a Yarbrough Fellow in our communications office, Allison Chenard (AB '20) was responsible for elevating our graphics on social media and the website. It looks like she's not the only creative one in her family. #Grady2020 #UGAgrad

The COVID pandemic wasn't going to stop senior Allison Chenard from celebrating her graduation in style at her family's house. Using lumber, cardboard carpet rolls, painted paper lanterns, PVC facia and black poster board, Allison's brother recreated the Arch and brought Athens home to North Carolina. The family celebrated with small fireworks and Redcoat band tunes as Allison rang an old farmer's bell in her neighbor's backyard. Congratulations to Allison and all members of the Class of 2020!

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The latest episode of our Grady College Conversations podcast features Heather Adams (ABJ '98), founder and CEO of Choic...
05/12/2020
Grady College Conversations podcast: Heather Adams (ABJ '98) - Grady College

The latest episode of our Grady College Conversations podcast features Heather Adams (ABJ '98), founder and CEO of Choice Media & Communications in Nashville. Heather serves on the Grady Society Alumni Board and returns to campus often to assist Grady students.

Listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts. You can also hear it on Spotify. Learn more about Grady College podcasts here. Heather Adams (ABJ ’98) is the founder and CEO of Choice Media and Communications in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a member of the Grady Society Alumni Board and is a regular att...

With extra time at home over the past few months binge watching has been on the agenda of many people. Rance Nix (ABJ '1...
05/11/2020
UGA grad connects people in the age of social distancing - UGA Alumni Association

With extra time at home over the past few months binge watching has been on the agenda of many people. Rance Nix (ABJ '14) and his roommate in NYC, took that to a whole new level by creating a spin-off of the popular show, Love is Blind.

Rance Nix (ABJ '14) co-created "Love is Quarantine," a take on the popular "Love is Blind" Netflix show, to help others make connections during the COVID-19 outbreak.

05/08/2020
University of Georgia

It is official! #Grady2020, you are now University of Georgia alumni. We are so very proud of you and look forward to welcoming you home this fall. #UGAGrad

Today is still your day, Class of 2020. We are incredibly proud of all that you have accomplished. Your commitment and resiliency demonstrate what being a Georgia Bulldog is all about. Congrats to you, #UGAgrad!

🎓 commencement.uga.edu

Not many people can say they have a radio station named after them but Bill Anderson (ABJ '59) can add it to his list of...
05/07/2020
Georgia Radio Station Rebrands To Honor Bill Anderson

Not many people can say they have a radio station named after them but Bill Anderson (ABJ '59) can add it to his list of honors. WJJC (Commerce, GA), where he began his career in the music industry more than 60 years ago, is honoring Anderson by re-branding Whisperin’ 95.1 to honor the songwriter and performer.

Commerce, Georgia radio station WJJC, where Bill Anderson began his career in the music industry […]

When students in our UGA Health & Medical Journalism program were faced with how to tackle reporting assignments from ho...
05/07/2020
Grady grads offer tips for reporting on COVID-19 from home - Health & Medical Journalism

When students in our UGA Health & Medical Journalism program were faced with how to tackle reporting assignments from home they turned to alumni for advice. HMJ alumnae Erica Hensley (MA '17), Hyacinth Empinado (MA '15), Victoria Knight (MA '18) and Lauren Baggett (ABJ '09, MA '17 ) were happy to help offer tips.

What do health journalists do when reporting from the field is off-limits? Alumnae provide tips for reporting on COVID-19 while in quarantine.

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Grady College offers undergraduate degrees in advertising, entertainment and media studies, journalism and public relations, along with certificates in new media, public affairs communications and sports media. Grady also offers three graduate degrees; a master’s and doctoral program of study plus a Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Narrative Media Writing. Grady offers a Graduate Certificate in Media Industry Research for students enrolled in a graduate program at the college. Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, Grady is a leader in journalism research and education. The College is home to several prominent centers and institutes, including the Peabody Awards, recognized as the most prestigious award in electronic journalism, and the National Press Photographers Association. Grady’s faculty includes internationally known researchers and respected industry professionals. Alumni include Pulitzer Prize winning journalists, Emmy Award winning producers and reporters and company CEOs.

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Hey Grady peeps, if you've followed the happenings in Athens you have likely heard about the protests and actions of the Police/Nat'l Guard in downtown Sunday night: https://www.onlineathens.com/news/20200531/video-protesters-take-to-streets-of-downtown-athens The AJC article on the event appears to only cite the official police version of what happened: https://www.onlineathens.com/news/20200531/video-protesters-take-to-streets-of-downtown-athens https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/redandblack.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/54/a54837a0-a468-11ea-8e8f-c75f77973ccd/5ed59f52ebf4f.pdf.pdf I have a close friend who was there, an eye-witness, and contradicts significant details of the police report. To me, one can simply watch the Banner-Herald's livestream of the event and see for themselves that important claims in the report are demonstrably inaccurate. I am reaching out to the reporter on the AJC story to see if he would be willing to interview my friend who witnessed the event in person. If anyone reads this and 1) has a direct connection to someone at the AJC and 2) is willing to help bring some visibility to the eye witness report I would really appreciate it. Please feel free to comment on this post or message me directly. Thanks!
Speaking as a Grady College alum, I'd love to see the school renamed for the great Eugene Patterson, a fellow UGA alum who was a leading voice for civil rights in the '60s as the editor of The Atlanta Constitution. He went on to be managing editor of the Washington Post and editor of the St. Pete Times. This guest column in the R&B is correct; Henry W. Grady's name does not belong on our college.
A childhood dream turned into a life's work. I am so grateful for everything that my 22 years at CNN (Sports) has afforded me. An ever present feeling of thankfulness for the ability to keep my family as my top priority and provide them with a prosperous life, all the while enjoying an immense pride and purpose in my career. The opportunity to be a part of so many tremendous experiences, and to work alongside so many fantastic people, fantastic professionals, all while having a front row seat to history. At a time when real journalism, the honest pursuit of facts and truth are an absolute imperative, I am so very proud to be a part of that effort. #CNN40YEARS #Grady #ABJ98
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Great to see fellow communication students having an active community and a great program to offer endless pathways into this medium! Seeing these posts about events such as the ability to network with leaders in the entertainment media industry present such invaluable opportunities for students. I’m always looking for new lessons and knowledge in this multi-media trade, and it was actually an independent sci-fi movie that I saw to celebrate last week’s Friday the 13th called Empathy Inc, that taught me so much. Where most indie movies would falter with cheap locations, bad acting, and an obviously small budget, Empathy Inc. has none of these things. The lead performance by Zach Rabidas and the rest of the cast are stellar, all of the props are very believable, and Mark Leidner’s script takes the story into bold and surprising directions. I’m always filming either for sports, documentaries or fictional narrative film, and Empathy Inc. has not just strong, but efficient direction that I will always remember when shooting something myself. If anyone else wants to check it out, and I highly encourage that you do, it comes onto VOD on September 24th.
I would like to hear from others in or have graduated from the Narrative Non-fiction MFA Wiring program. Were you able to publish you nonfiction book? And was the advice you received while in the program helpful? Thanks
"It’s every aspiring broadcaster’s dream to get one-on-one advice from professionals in the field. At UGA, students make it a reality. “Industry professionals from CNN, NBC and Fox share their career journeys with us and help build contacts from very early on to turn those into internships,” UGA senior Maddie Ray said." Congrats to University of Georgia for ranking among the top 10 schools for broadcast journalism 2019!
My Documentary: Lessons from a Living Legend was selected to be screened on June 1st at the Georgia Documentary Film Festival !!!! I'm a Filmmaker!!! Not possible without... Living Legend Mary Frances Early DP & Editor Ali Brathwaite MUA Maya Jasmine Wardrobe Alexis' Suitcase Consignment Boutique Wake me because I'm dreaming!!! Check me out on their website #30 https://info.filmfestivalcircuit.com/georgia-documentary-film-festival?
Hi Grady....quick question....is the Grady College Graduation scheduled on May 8, 2019 at The Classic Center at 3:00pm.??? ...thanks! Denise
Great article by Loran Smith about the Carays in December's Georgia Trend!