This year’s honorees were recognized for their outstanding work and were nominated by NewsPro readers and members of the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Broadcast Education Association.
“It’s nice to see NewsPro–a leading publication in the broadcast news business–publicly declare that which we at Grady College always have known: that David Hazinski is an innovator and a leader in higher education,’ said Charles Davis, dean of Grady College. “David is a joy to work with, a rare mix of the classroom and the newsroom, with a personality as big as this building. His students and his former students always, always stop me just to tell me what he means to them.”
Hazinski, a new media professor at the University of Georgia, specializes in digital and broadcast news. He owns Intelligent Media Consultants, which helps to launch eight TV networks around the world, including Aaj Tak, CNN-IBN in India and GEO TV in Pakistan.
Prior to working at Grady College, Hazinski served as an international correspondent for NBC News for six years and a reporter for TV stations in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Pittsburgh. He spent two years as a writer, co-host and technology advisor of the international syndicated World Business Review with Casper Weinberger, the secretary of defense under President Ronald Reagan.
In addition, Hazinski has trained national news anchors and reporters such as ESPN anchor Maria Taylor and Fox News correspondent Will Carr. He has been appointed a Senior Teaching Fellow, and holds a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship, the university’s highest teaching award.
Hazinksi has announced his retirement at the end of this academic year.
Recipients named for Giving Voice to Voiceless grants
The Giving Voice to the Voiceless Fund, created to support projects that shed light on unattended societal problems and promote social justice and global understanding, has named three 2019 grant recipients and two honorable mention recipients. Abha Rai, Sarah Warui and a team composed of Laural Hiatt, Heather Pieper and Yolanda Machado will receive money to […] learn more
Cylla Senii savors success on ‘Situationships’
Even though Cylla Senii (ABJ ’13) is known today as a writer, director, producer and actor, she uses her major from Grady College—advertising—every day. Senii has found success early in her career as the woman-of-many-hats of a weekly show called “Situationships,” which can be found on all of the BET digital platforms. She credits her […] learn more
Two Grady students selected as new Tieger Fellows in Public Affairs Communications
Students to conduct media relations for the nation’s first Public Affairs Communications program The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication announced the selection of two new Tieger Fellows for the spring of 2019: Madison Gable and Anna Leigh Herndon. The Tieger Fellowship supports the mission of the College’s first-in-the-nation Public Affairs […] learn more
#GradyGrit: Meet Akyra Kelley
Editor’s Note: #GradyGrit is a new series of profiles of Grady College students who show determination, leadership and outreach to the community. Search “#GradyGrit” on the Grady College website for additional profiles. What made you choose advertising? I initially did not want to be an advertising major; I preferred public relations, but when I applied to Grady […] learn more
Grady College love story: Ben and Paula Bolton
Mentors often remind college students to maintain the bonds and relationships built during years on campus. Usually, they remind an audience how current classmates will be important to each other’s stories after college. This was especially true for Ben Bolton (ABJ ’14), from Savannah, Georgia, and Paula Rotondo (ABJ ’14), from Marietta, Georgia, who first […] learn more