Our Grady faculty are experts in their fields of research and study, and they are frequently called on by media to apply their knowledge to what is going on in the world today. Below are places where you can find some of our #GradyExperts in the news.
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Glen Nowak, director of the Center for Health and Risk Communication, has written about and has been widely quoted about COVID-19 and the race for a vaccine. A sample of the media outlets that have included comments from Nowak include:
Former media relations head: Restrictions tightened on CDC reporting long before the pandemic, via Society of Professional Journalists (Sept. 21, 2022)
- 2022’s States that Vaccinate the Most, via WalletHub (Sept. 13, 2022)
- The growing culture of censorship by PIO, via Columbia Journalism Review (Aug. 10, 2022)
- Can Disgusting Images Motivate Good Public Health Behavior?, via Wired (June 1, 2022)
- Judge’s Ruling on the CDC Mask Mandate Highlights the Limits of the Agency’s Power, via Kaiser Health News (April 21, 2022)
- New COVID-19 vaccines are in the works, but how much will they help?, via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (April 21, 2022)
Jonathan Peters, head of the Journalism Department, has been widely quoted about the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and First Amendment issues. A sample of the media outlets that have included quotes from Peters include:
Dominion’s lawsuit is no slam dunk—but neither is Fox News’ defense, via Vanity Fair (Sept. 22, 2022)
- Sometimes SCOTUS leaks happen, but a leaked majority opinion draft is new, via POLITIFACT (May 4, 2022)
- Is the US Supreme Court leak of Roe v. Wade opinion unprecedented?, via QUARTZ (May 4, 2022)
- In 1973, a Leak at the Supreme Court Broke News of an Imminent Ruling on Roe v. Wade, via Smithsonian Magazine (May 4, 2022)
- U.S Abortion Battle Heats Up, via CTV News (May 4, 2022)
- Abortion opinion leak unprecedented but not a Supreme Court first, via NBC News (May 3, 2022)
- Court that rarely leaks does so now in biggest case in years, via The Washington Post (May 3, 2022)
- The original Roe v. Wade ruling was leaked, too, via NPR (May 3, 2022)
- Left and right react to unprecedented Supreme Court scoop in different ways, via CNN Business (May 3, 2022)
- Leaked draft abortion ruling a major blow to Supreme Court, experts say, via Reuters (May 3, 2022)
- The Supreme Court Leaks All the Time, via Vice (May 3, 2022)
Joseph Watson, Jr., the Carolyn Caudell Tieger Professor of Public Affairs Communications, was recently featured on CBS Mornings speaking about the regulation of political advertisements on television.
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— Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn (@sunjooahn) September 8, 2022
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Congratulations to asst. prof in EMST Wunpini Mohammed!
With funding from the Sarah H. Moss Fellowship, @wunpini_fm plans to travel to several cities in Ghana to build upon her research on media in African communities.
— UGA Grady College (@UGAGrady) June 27, 2022
For the first episode of our new Grady Research Radio podcast, @amandacbright, @KyserL and @RALITSACNN explain how the College's Journalism Department will approach being one of the nation's first @soljourno hubs.
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More Grady Faculty News
- Sun Joo “Grace” Ahn talks with WSB-TV about her research involving VR hurricane simulation (Nov. 19, 2022)
- Joseph Watson, Jr. talks with 11Alive about how political polls report different results. (Oct. 17, 2022)
- Glen Nowak talks with the Society of Professional Journalists about Former media relations head: Restrictions tightened on CDC reporting long before the pandemic, (Sept. 22, 2022)
- Jonathan Peters talks with Vanity Fair about the Dominion v. Fox libel litigation, in which Dominion claims that Fox “intentionally and falsely” blamed the voting-tech company for Trump’s loss in 2020. (Sept. 22, 2022)
- Glen Nowak talks with WalletHub for its piece on states that vaccinate the most. (Sept. 13, 2022)
- Congratulations to Bill Lee, professor emeritus, and Jonathan Peters, head of the Department of Journalism, on publishing the 12th edition of The Law of Public Communication. Daxton Stewart of TCU is also an author. (Aug. 10, 2022)
- Glen Nowak talks with Columbia Journalism Review about reporters working through PIOs at government agencies. (Aug. 10, 2022)
- Karin Assmann speaks with WDUN about the legacy of journalism following the Watergate scandal. (June 23, 2022)
- Joseph Watson, Jr. talks with Fox News about media coverage of the Georgia Voter Law. “I think that the media coverage of voting law has been incredibly hostile,” Watson said. (May 24, 2022) fxn.ws/3wOsDXK
- David Clementson talks with “Press,” a magazine published in Poland, about the U.S. political media and the ongoing battles between the White House press secretary and the White House Press Corps. (May 23, 2022)
- David Clementson talks with Newsweek about Putin’s health. “When a political leader’s humanity is on display…perfect health is especially expected by a judgmental audience,” he said. (May 7, 2022)