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October 2018

Homecoming Tailgate ’18

October 6, 2018

The best tailgating spot on campus — the Grady Lawn. Make plans now to reunite with classmates, spend time with family and celebrate the Georgia Bulldogs at Grady Homecoming 2018. The celebration includes a catered meal by Strickland’s (can you say barbecue, macaroni & cheese and banana pudding, among other southern favorites?), lawn games and entertainment, all starting two hours before kickoff. Meal tickets are $25; free for Bulldogs under 5-years-old. A cash bar will be available. Please visit our Grady…

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Chicago Alumni Reception

October 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Highline Lounge, 169 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Connect with Chicago-based Grady alumni and Grady faculty and students visiting the city for an evening of networking. Reservations are due by  Oct. 5 to

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Peabody Media Center hosts screening and panel discussion of “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”

October 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Peabody Media Center will host a screening of “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Ciné, 234 West Hancock Ave. in Athens. Rita Coburn, co-director of the American Masters documentary, will introduce the film and answer questions from the audience immediately after the showing. The event is free and open to the public. Additional University of Georgia sponsors include the Willson Center for Humanities & Arts, the Department of Theatre & Film…

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Emerging Media Double Dawgs informational session

October 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Interested in being a Double Dawg and learning about emerging media? What is the Emerging Media Master’s Concentration? Emerging Media Master’s students learn to identify emerging media needs, create solutions to industry problems, develop content and applications, and strategically manage emerging media platforms to further their personal career goals and those of their employers. The degree is designed to accommodate students from a variety of different undergraduate backgrounds and professionals from a variety of industries. What is the Double Dawgs…

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November 2018

Screening and Q&A: ‘American Exploitation: The Slaves Among Us’

November 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the documentary premiere of “American Exploitation: The Slaves Among Us.” Documentary producer John R. Carter and audio editor/mixer Jeff Sliney will be in attendance. “American Exploitation: The Slaves Among Us,” focuses on the complex, subversive nature of sex trafficking and the efforts of social advocates, law enforcement agencies, state legislators, and victims turned-heroes to effectively eradicate the volatile system from the idyllic area of southwest Florida and create lasting change in the world. After the film, Carter and…

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Film Screening: Booker T. Mattison’s ‘Bosniak’

November 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Grady College assistant professor Booker T. Mattison is screening his film Bosniak. The production was a collaborative effort with many UGA faculty and staff. Writer, Producer, Director: Booker T. Mattison Editor: James Biddle Editor: Stephen Bridges Composer: Emily Koh Original Music Producer: Walker Swain Original Paintings/Translator: Hatidza Mulic Bosniak summary: Amir, a white Bosnian Muslim teenager, is forced to immigrate to America to live with his estranged father after his mother is killed by ISIS in his home country. Amir’s father wants…

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McGill Lecture and Symposium

November 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Studio 100, Grady College + Google Map

The 40th McGill Lecture will be given by  Marina Walker Guevara, deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, D.C. Walker Guevara, a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, has managed the two largest collaborations of reporters in journalism’s history: the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers. Her work has won and shared more than 40 national and international awards. The late afternoon lecture, "Trust, technology and teamwork can reveal a…

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December 2018


December 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Switchyards Downtown Club in Atlanta, 151 Ted Turner Dr NW
Atlanta, 30303 United States
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SLAM is the New Media Institute’s end-of-semester showcase that celebrates student projects and graduates. This celebration highlights how “technowledgeable” the students have become during their Emerging Media journey as a host of industry guests and NMI alumni join us for an afternoon of showcasing, networking, and reminiscing. During the booth showcase, students will walk-through the many facets of their project, allow attendees to engage with the product, and field any and all questions. RSVP here.

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Grady College Fall Convocation

December 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Grady’s Fall Convocation honors students graduating in Fall 2018. The Convocation brings students, faculty, family and friends together to celebrate Grady student achievement and to welcome graduates into the professions in journalism and mass communication. Convocation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Hodgson Hall in the UGA Performing Arts Center. Directions to Hodgson Hall and parking information are available at The event is free but tickets will be required for family…

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January 2019

True South: Telling stories at the intersection of food and football

January 10 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Studio 100, Grady College + Google Map

In 2018, SEC Network debuted TrueSouth, its first foray into lifestyle programming. The Southern food and culture series is executive produced by ESPN The Magazine's Wright Thompson and is written and hosted by Grady MFA Narrative Nonfiction faculty mentor John T. Edge. The show follows Edge as he travels around the region, introducing viewers to Southern tastemakers, food, culture and history. The second episode focused on Athens and featured Valerie Boyd, founder and co-director of the Grady MFA Program, and adjunct journalism  lecturer Andre Gallant (ABJ…

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