Public Service and Outreach

As part of the public service mission of the University of Georgia, the Grady College works to brings its knowledge and resources to the people of Georgia and beyond to enhance their quality of life.

Adobe/Avid Training Center

The Adobe/Avid Authorized Training Center offers certified instruction on Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere. With a facility featuring the latest versions of each software, lead trainer Professor James Biddle provides basic and advanced level courses for professionals, as well as UGA staff, students, professors, seeking a new or advanced skill set on one or more of these NLE (Non-Linear Editing Systems).

Covering Poverty: A toolkit for Journalists

Covering Poverty is a toolkit for journalists who want to know how to incorporate poverty coverage in their reporting in various beats — health, housing, financial services and more.

Georgia Scholastic Press Association

The Georgia Scholastic Press Association was organized in 1928 by then the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia to promote the understanding and practice of journalism. GSPA provides opportunities to network, opportunities for skill development; and provides tools to bring programs/publications to the next level.

High School Discovery

The Media & Leadership Academy at Grady College is an intensive residential one-week program focused on experiential learning. This program is open to rising high school sophomores to seniors interested in the mass communication field.

Grady Productions

Grady Productions is a student-staffed video production service for the University of Georgia and Athens, Georgia, area. Our function is to provide quality video services while giving Grady College students the opportunity to gain real-world experience.

Health & Medical Journalism Outreach

HMJ graduate students have exceptional access to national and international leaders in journalism, public health, health policy and biomedical research – due to the strong public service mission of UGA’s Knight Chair.

McGill Lecture, Symposium and Medal

For nearly 40 years, the McGill Lecture has brought significant figures in journalism to the University of Georgia to help us honor Ralph McGill’s courage as an editor. In 2007, we added the McGill Symposium, bringing together students, faculty and leading journalists to consider what journalistic courage means and how it is exemplified by reporters and editors. In 2009, we awarded the first McGill Medal to a U.S. journalist whose career has exemplified journalistic courage.


More than 50 college journalists from across the U.S. will learn leadership, management and content development skills at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the annual Management Seminar for College News Editors (MSCNE).‬

Service Learning

Service-learning at the University of Georgia is the application of academic skills and knowledge to address a community need, issue, or problem and to enhance student learning.

Diane Murray

Diane Murray

Director, Alumni Relations and Outreach

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Peabody Awards

May 20, 2017
Cipriani, Wall Street, New York City

View this year’s selections of the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media.

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Lifelong advocates to speak about U.S. global efforts to combat HIV/AIDS
Two top deputies working alongside Deborah L. Birx, M.D., Ambassador-at-Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State, will chart the scientific progress against AIDS and enduring barriers to stopping its spread at 5:30 p.m. on March 21, 2017, at the University of Georgia Chapel. Birx, the program’s original speaker, is unable […]
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From AIDS to Zika: science journalist Rob Stein
NPR science journalist tells about covering everything from AIDS to Zika
NPR health correspondent and senior editor Rob Stein has covered global infectious diseases since the early days of the AIDS pandemic, also reporting on emerging pathogens such as SARS and perennial threats such as influenza.  On Tuesday, Jan. 24, Stein will visit the University of Georgia to talk about his journey as he opens the […]
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Learning from experts: Record number of high school journalists attend GSPA conference
Record number of high school journalists learn from industry experts at 2016 GSPA fall conference
Learning from the experts: More than 800 high school journalists, yearbook staff members and advisers attended the 2016 Georgia Scholastic Press Association’s fall conference, held Oct. 26-27 at the University of Georgia. The conference boasted 61 classes for students to take based on their publication and interests. These ranged from yearbook, newspaper and broadcast classes […]
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Panel commemorates 50th anniversary of Foxfire
In honor of its 50th anniversary, a panel will discuss “Foxfire at Fifty: Stories of Culture” on Oct. 26, at 11:15 a.m. at the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The panel is sponsored by the Office of Outreach, Engagement, and Service in the College of Education; Grady College of Journalism […]
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From the desk of Charles Davis: Summer food drive
Summer is particularly tough for food needs in Georgia. Think about these facts: •       1 in 5 Georgians are food insecure, meaning they may not know where their next meal is coming from •       1 in 4 Georgia children (28.2%) are food insecure – that is 700,000 children under the age of 18 •       More than 60% […]
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The National Press Photographers Association sponsors a student chapter at UGA.

The NPPA is the leading voice advocating for the work of visual journalists today. Founded in the days of sheet film box cameras and newsreels, our organization fights for the working news photographer, videographer and multimedia journalist in the Internet age.

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Students from the New Media Institute at Grady College presented their capstone projects and received their NMI certificates at #nmiSLAM May 7, 2016.

The New Media Institute is an interdisciplinary teaching and research unit exploring the critical, creative, and commercial components of digital media technology. The NMI offers the New Media Interdisciplinary Certificate, a credential certifying the student’s understanding of and proficiency in new media. Students earn the certificate while completing degrees in their chosen fields of study. Earning the certificate guarantees that a graduate is expert in the application of technology within a given profession.

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Peabody Media Center

The Peabody Media Center creates public programming that spotlights the yearly award winners and finalists, as well as critical scholarly engagement that addresses today’s changing media industry landscape. Resources unique to the center include the Peabody Archive, the third largest collection of audiovisual materials in the United States, and the Peabody Academy, which focuses on inspiring storytellers of the future. Peabody Fellows are a distinguished group of television and media studies scholars from across the country who provide fresh perspectives and commentary on how and why stories matter and their impact on media, culture and society.

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