David Hazinski

Jim Kennedy New Media Professor, Associate Professor, Journalism

About: Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor David Hazinski specializes in digital and broadcast news. He is a former NBC correspondent who has helped launch a dozen international networks.

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M.A., Educational Communications and Technology, University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Journalism, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh

Teaching Specialties

Professor Hazinski’s teaching interests are the building blocks of broadcast news: news, writing, producing, reporting and newsroom management. Teach upper level and graduate professional courses in radio/television news production, broadcast news writing, documentary production and advanced television news. He originated and is responsible for the management of the College’s 30-minute daily live news broadcast, Newsource 15. He also originated with CNN the CNN College Newsource program.


He owns Intelligent Media Consultants, LLC, a company responsible for training the staffs and helping to launch eight television networks around the world, mostly on the sub-continent. These include Aaj Tak and CNN-IBN in India and GEO TV in Pakistan. He has also consulted for broadcasters and publishers such as the Voice of America, Gramedia in Indonesia, and Alsumaria in Beirut and Baghdad. While on the faculty, Hazinski spent two years as writer, co-host and technology advisor of the internationally syndicated World Business Review with Caspar Weinberger, the Secretary of Defense under Ronald Reagan. Before coming to UGA, Hazinski served six years as an international correspondent for NBC News, covering the U.S., Europe, and Central America — and ten years before that as a TV reporter with stations in Charlotte and Pittsburgh.

Awards and Fellowships

Hazinski holds a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship, the university’s highest teaching award and has been appointed a Senior Teaching Fellow and a member of the Teaching Academy. He has received more than a dozen local, state, and national journalism awards, including a Golden Quill for Investigative Reporting.

US State Department Training Grant David Hazinski

Abstract: David Hazinski will lead the training of eight Kazakhstani journalists, seven women and one man, from different media. They will be at Grady for five weeks beginning in March to look at new news techniques, receive multimedia training, and learn about democratic institutions.

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