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.
The Adobe/Avid Authorized Training Center offers certified instruction on Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve. 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 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.
The Crisis Communication Think Tank (CCTT) is a yearly event, sponsored by the C. Yarbrough Professorship in Crisis Communication Leadership, the Center for Health and Risk Communication, the Georgia Athletic Association Professorship in Grady College and the Hearst Visiting Professionals Fund at the University of Georgia. The CCTT attendees are invited members of a crisis communication coalition, selected as thought leaders in the field. The CCTT aims to build collaborations among researchers, practitioners, and educators, in and outside the U.S., in advancing crisis communication science and practice through dialogue on emerging topics and co-creation of evidence-based advice for next-generation crisis research and practice.
Grady College and the Georgia Press Education Foundation have joined forces for Grady Digital Natives, a new and innovative program that connects college students and Georgia news organizations. The online Grady Digital Natives program will connect UGA journalism students with digital news expertise with Georgia newsrooms to help local journalists accomplish specific digital goals.
Founded in 1928 by Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, promotes the understanding and practice of journalism. Over the past 90 years, GSPA has evolved to encompass all forms of scholastic media, including broadcast, literary magazine, newsmagazine, newspaper and yearbook. GSPA’s goal is to help publications progress by providing networking and skill development opportunities.
The Summer Media Academy at Grady College is a residential, weeklong program focused on experiential learning. This program is open to students ages 13-17 interested in the mass communication field.
Are you a school teacher in Georgia interested in taking your students on a field trip to learn more about journalism, video production, advertising or public relations? If so, you should come visit us at Grady College! Unable to travel? Let us come to you! We can talk/present on specifics regarding the topic you choose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grady College is proud to be one of a few Solutions Journalism Hubs located in journalism schools throughout the U.S. that support storytelling covering both the problems and the actions being taken to address them. Solutions journalism is rigorous and compelling reporting about responses, which includes how that response has worked, or why it hasn’t; insight (what can be learned from a response and why it matters); evidence (providing data or qualitative results that indicate effectiveness); and limitations (placing responses in context).
Grady College is a partner of Trusting News, a project intended to empower journalists to earn consumers’ trust. The Trusting News project, which was founded at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, has worked with more than 50 news outlets since 2016 to find out what news consumers trust and to test strategies intended to build trust.