Salon editor David Daley first Willson-Grady Digital Media Fellow

David Daley, editor-in-chief of Salon.com, will visit the University of Georgia as the inaugural Willson Center – Grady College Digital Media Fellow. At 2 p.m. Feb. 27, Daley will give a talk entitled “Journalism's New Golden Age: Politics, Objectivity, Facebook, and the Future of Media” in Room 412 of the Journalism Building. His visit is co-sponsored by the UGA Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Journalism Department of Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Daley was culture editor and executive editor of Salon, an online journal of news, politics, culture, technology and entertainment, before being named editor-in-chief in 2013. He is the former features editor of Details magazine, and the former lifestyles manager of the Louisville Courier-Journal. He is also editor of the online literary journal FiveChapters.

“The Willson Center – Grady College Digital Media Fellowship is a public collaboration between research and teaching at UGA and innovation in the contemporary economy,” said Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center. “It is designed to put faculty and students in conversation with a leading practitioner of journalism in digital media. We are honored that our inaugural fellow is David Daley, who is an international leader in his field and a keen advocate for the arts and humanities.”

Daley first visited the university last November to participate in “Everyday People: The Film, Television, and Video Work of Jim McKay,” a festival presented by the Willson Center as part of UGA's 2013 Spotlight on the Arts.

Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts is a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research at UGA. In the service of its mission to promote research and creativity in the humanities and arts, the Willson Center sponsors and participates in numerous public events on and off the UGA campus throughout the academic year. It supports faculty through research grants, lectures, symposia, publications, visiting scholars, visiting artists, collaborative instruction, public conferences, exhibitions, and performances. For more information, see http://willson.uga.edu.

UGA Grady College
Established in 1915, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication offers undergraduate majors in journalism, advertising, public relations, digital and broadcast journalism and mass media arts. The college offers two graduate degrees, and is home to the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media. For more information, see www.grady.uga.edu or follow @UGAGrady on Twitter.


Date:  February 19, 2014
Author:  Dave Marr
Contact:  Dave Marr,  davemarr@uga.edu