Department of Journalism, Grady College, University of Georgia

Department of Journalism, Grady College, University of Georgia For more than 100 years, the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has been a leading force in journalism education.

The Journalism major prepares students for jobs in news organizations including broadcast and multimedia reporting, writing, editing, and producing. Journalism majors work in photojournalism, video journalism, social media, web and publication design, media innovation and entrepreneurship, and news management. Students learn to find and tell stories that matter on multiple platforms for a variety of audiences. They develop storytelling skills in audio, visual and written forms. They learn what makes a story important, how to gather credible information, and how to present it in the most effective way while balancing the ethical and legal needs of news organizations and audiences. Internationally acclaimed alumni include print and broadcast journalist Charlayne Hunter Gault and Tom Johnson, former publisher of the Los Angeles Times and former head of CNN. Journalism graduates edit, report, publish and produce at major news organizations, including ABC, NBC, Barrons, Financial Times, Hearst magazines, The Washington Post, USA Today, and the New York Times. Other graduates have leading positions as publishers, photographers, videographers, presentation editors, freelancers, bloggers and creators of online media. Some have found careers producing nonfiction entertainment programming such as documentaries and program series for cable networks and other digital distributors in sports, science, animals, food and travel. Graduates also attain success in public relations, law and business. Journalism students participate in experiential learning as part of their degree program and through internships, study abroad, and work at campus media. Each Journalism major graduates with a digital portfolio that highlights work done at Grady Newsource (the daily newscast) and gradynewsource.uga.edu, and in extracurricular work at UGA’s independent newspaper The Red & Black, the campus magazine UGAzine and a variety of media organizations both on and off campus. Students enrolled in the Grady master’s program pursue careers as working journalists, media analysts, and researchers. They can specialize in Health and Medical Journalism. They can earn a certificate in media industry research. Students enrolled in Grady’s new and unique Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Narrative Media Writing learn to write nonfiction books for national and international audiences.

Faculty from the Department of Journalism try to gather for lunch each month. Sometimes it’s just a few, sometimes it’s ...
02/16/2020

Faculty from the Department of Journalism try to gather for lunch each month. Sometimes it’s just a few, sometimes it’s a crowd, but it’s always filled with idea sharing and laughter.

With professors Karin Assmann, Lori Johnston and Amanda Bright.

Picture editing and sequencing exercises in the Photo Cave with the Documentary Photojournalism students. Each student w...
02/16/2020

Picture editing and sequencing exercises in the Photo Cave with the Documentary Photojournalism students. Each student was assigned one building to document for a Sense of Place assignment, then they worked in teams to sequence the 12 images into a logical flow.

On a Tuesday, students in one of the Introduction to Photojournalism classes were out on the front lawn of Grady working...
02/15/2020

On a Tuesday, students in one of the Introduction to Photojournalism classes were out on the front lawn of Grady working with their cameras. Two days later, the tornado sirens went off and those same students headed out of the Photo Cave and into the halls to cover the news as a building-full of staff, faculty and students sought shelter on the first floor.

For the second year, students in Grady’s photojournalism program met their counterparts from the University of Tennessee...
04/13/2019

For the second year, students in Grady’s photojournalism program met their counterparts from the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga in downtown Dahlonega for an Instagram Shootout. They were given two challenge words and 90 minutes to post photos on Instagram, then two judges scored the teams.

The trophy is now adorned with two red Georgua stripes for our back-to-back victories. Head over to Instagram and search the hashtag #nppainsta to see the work.

If it's spring and we're in rural Georgia, it must be the Woodall Weekend Workshop. This year we have 18 students and ei...
03/31/2019

If it's spring and we're in rural Georgia, it must be the Woodall Weekend Workshop. This year we have 18 students and eight professionals working as coaches in Lumpkin County for three days of visual storytelling and exploration.

Nearly 600 attendees spent two days in Athens at the first Georgia Drone Summit, learning about everything from privacy ...
10/22/2017

Nearly 600 attendees spent two days in Athens at the first Georgia Drone Summit, learning about everything from privacy and ethics to the latest in technology, seeing inspiring projects from across lots of industries.

Supported by Professor Janice Hume, the Carter Chair for Journalism Excellence, we have 19 students covering the Georgia...
10/07/2017

Supported by Professor Janice Hume, the Carter Chair for Journalism Excellence, we have 19 students covering the Georgia National Fair today, working with six mentors - including two alums from the program. Check the Macon Telegraph website later today to see some of their work.

Visual Journalism student Dori Butler made this 360 degree photo in Sanford during the Eclipse Blackout.
08/21/2017

Visual Journalism student Dori Butler made this 360 degree photo in Sanford during the Eclipse Blackout.

Another group of Grady kids have started their journey. And there's still two more sections to go on Friday taught by al...
08/16/2017

Another group of Grady kids have started their journey.

And there's still two more sections to go on Friday taught by alum Andrea Briscoe. Which means we will have almost 100 students taking photojournalism courses this semester.

Day One is in the books already and a new crop of photojournalism students have entered the Photo Cave. Let's see what t...
08/14/2017

Day One is in the books already and a new crop of photojournalism students have entered the Photo Cave. Let's see what they see.

Class projects lead to industry connections that lead to internships that lead to jobs. One of the Grady Ways.
02/21/2017

Class projects lead to industry connections that lead to internships that lead to jobs. One of the Grady Ways.

05/06/2016
Woodall Weekend Workshop – Grady Newsource

Earlier this semester, 16 students in the Documentary Photojournalism class headed south, spending three days telling the stories of Harris County. Here they are ...

http://gradynewsource.uga.edu/blog/tag/woodall-weekend-workshop/

Stitching for the Glory of God at Saint Nicholas Episcopal Church Grady Newsource May 4, 2016 0 Comment Harris County, Photojournalism, Woodall County, Woodall Weekend Workshop Needlework enthusiasts gathered on February 27, 2016 to work on stitching canvases for God’s glory. All are welcomed to joi...

01/19/2016
This Week in Athens: First Amendment Issues, Copyright Registrations Workshop | Visual Journalism

Big events this week ...

http://visualjournalism.info/2016/01/19/this-week-in-athens-first-amendment-issues-copyright-registrations-workshop/

Friday, January 22: First Amendment Issues in Public Spaces – This event is jointly hosted by Grady College and the National Press Photographers Association with generous support from the Sinclair Broadcast Group and will feature multiple panels and discussions prompted by the events at the Universi…

Our newest event, in partnership with the National Press Photographers Association, will be a Management Seminar for Vis...
07/01/2015
Management Seminar for Visual Editors | NPPA

Our newest event, in partnership with the National Press Photographers Association, will be a Management Seminar for Visual Editors, July 25-26, here in Athens.

https://nppa.org/page/management-seminar-visual-editors

If your career goals include moving into a management position or if you’re currently in management and want to enhance your effectiveness, then this new program is ideal. Jointly sponsored by NPPA and the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the two-day semin…

01/08/2015

On behalf of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, I am inviting you to join us as we welcome the National Press Photographers Association to Athens. The NPPA, the leading organization for visual journalists, is moving its headquarters to UGA this spring and we are looking forward to partnerships in the areas of education, research and outreach.

As part of our celebration, we are the first stop for the Women Photojournalists of Washington’s traveling exhibition which will be displayed in Grady for the month of January. In addition, we have an afternoon of sessions planned for Friday, January 9, which we hope you can join us for.

2:30–3:30 Women in Photojournalism – Finding and Keeping Your Voice: This panel will be moderated by Atlanta-based photojournalist Akili Ramsess who will be joined by Minla Shields, former photo editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Katie Schoolov, a video journalist for KPBS in San Diego, Melissa Golden, president of the Women Photojournalists of Washington group and a Washington, D.C., based independent photojournalist, and Andrea Briscoe, Governor Nathan Deal’s photographer.
3:45–5:15 Eyetracking Photojournalism: In an age where images are instantaneous and easily shared around the world, what characteristics make a photograph worth publishing? This major new study by Sara Quinn on photojournalism gives insight into how people perceive the quality of journalistic photographs — from those taken by seasoned professionals to cellphone images that capture everyday life. With significant implications for storytellers, journalists and publishing organizations, this research combines eyetrack testing with extensive interviews asking people their thoughts on storytelling, quality, what makes an image memorable and worth sharing.
5:30–7:00 NPPA at UGA: A welcoming reception for the National Press Photographers Association which is relocating its headquarters to the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
All events will be held in Studio 100, the glass-walled space on the first floor of the Journalism Building. (Use the entrance on Sanford Drive closest to the intersection of Hooper Street.) Parking during the day is available at the Tate Student Center (705 South Lumpkin St., Athens). Parking after 5 p.m. is available in the N09 lot on Hooper Street adjacent to the intersection with East Campus Drive.

For more information, please contact Mark E. Johnson at [email protected].

01/01/2014

We will have an informational meeting for students interested in journalism on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m. in Grady College's Drewry Room. All are welcome.

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01/01/2014

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