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Peyton Anderson Forum

February 2017

AdPR Vantage Point Lecture

February 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stacey Tank

Join AdPR for a discussion about "The new CCO & the age of corporate journalism" featuring Stacey Tank, VP of corporate communications and external affairs at Home Depot. This is part of "AdPR vantage point: an innovative speaker series."

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March 2017

Peabody Awards Presents a Conversation with Ray McKinnon

March 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Ray McKinnon, Showrunner for "Rectify"

Ray McKinnon, winner of both a Peabody Award and an Academy Award, will hold a conversation with students at 7pm, Wednesday, March 29, in the Peyton Anderson Forum at the Grady College.  The event is free and open to all.  Ray McKinnon, a writer, director, producer and actor from Adel, Georgia, and is best known as the Executive Producer and show runner of the Peabody-winning show "Rectify," Sundance-TV’s first dramatic series.  In 2001, Ray won the Academy Award for his…

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April 2017

Grady College’s Diversity Series: The conscientious student

April 6, 2017 @ 11:30 am

Join us in the PAF for our second diversity series discussion.  Lunch will be provided. Presented by the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity and Roxanna Gandía, Grady College Director of High School & Diversity Outreach.

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Whitney Phillips: “The Ambivalence Effect”

April 6, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Whitney Phillips, one of the most important internet scholars in the field presents, “The Ambivalence Effect.” Her talk will explore how digital media can help and harm, bring together and push apart, and make laugh and make angry in equal measure. Most significant to the current political climate, it will show how these media can equally facilitate and restrict voice. Not only do digital spaces and tools empower hate groups like the white nationalist alt-right and extremist figures like Milo…

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Investiture Welcoming Joseph Watson, Jr.

April 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the investure of Joseph Watson, Jr., as the inaugural Carolyn Caudell Tieger Professor of Public Affairs Communications. A reception will follow on the Grady College Lawn. Red and black business attire is encouraged.

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September 2017

Book Talk with Dr. Shira Chess

September 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Department of Entertainment and Media Studies and the Grady College Culture Club for refreshments and discussion in honor of Dr. Shira Chess's new book: Ready Player Two: Women Gamers and Designed Identity (University of Minnesota Press, 2017). Shira Chess uses the concept of “designed identity” to examine the assumptions implicit in video games designed for women and how they have impacted gaming culture and the larger society. Ready Player Two presents important arguments about how gamers and game developers must change their thinking about both…

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October 2017

“Violated”: A conversation with Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach (ABJ ’96)

October 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Authors and ESPN reporters Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach (ABJ '96) will discuss their new book, "Violated: Exposing rape at Baylor University amid college football's sexual assault crisis." A free lunch will be served to those who have made reservations.

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November 2017

Leadership, Storytelling and Social Purpose:  A conversation with Ruth Ann Harnisch of The Harnisch Foundation

November 8, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us as Ruth Ann Harnish, a philanthropist and founder of The Harnisch Foundation, discusses her work advocating for stories that change the way we view the world and for giving women the power to make change. Harnisch  will be interviewed by Grady Fellow Harry Chapman (ABJ '67). Jeff Jowdy (ABJ '83), founder of the Lighthouse Counsel, will introduce the program after a welcome from Dean Charles Davis. At 3:30 p.m.guests are invited to a screening of "Columbus" in the Fine…

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January 2018

Diversity, Harassment and Bullying in the Media Industries

January 10, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Free

Join us for a free panel, "Diversity, Harassment and Bullying in the Media Industries: A Writer's Responsibilities." Panelists include: Moni Basu: an enterprise reporter for CNN Digital, where she is part of a team that’s bringing narrative journalism to a brand best known for breaking news. Before becoming an online journalist, she was a reporter and editor at newspapers for 26 years. Originally from India, Basu has straddled two cultures all her life, and her stories often reflect the complexities…

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Public Affairs Professional Certificate Program Information Session

January 17, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

The Public Affairs Professional Certificate program will have an information session. The application for 2018 admits, since we only admit students in Spring semesters, will open Monday, Jan. 22 and stay open until at least February 5. Students can apply to Grady College for Spring 2018 admission and also apply to this certificate. Contact Victoria Cooper for details.

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Public Affairs Professional Certificate information session

January 24, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Join us to learn details about Grady's newest certificate program, which is a joint program with SPIA. The application for 2018 admits, since we only admit students in Spring semesters, will open Monday, Jan. 22 and stay open until at least February 5. Students can apply to Grady College for Spring 2018 admission and also apply to this certificate. Contact Victoria Cooper for details.

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February 2018

Art and Love: A lunch discussion with Suesan Stovall

February 14, 2018 @ 12:20 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Charlayne Hunter-Gault's daughter, Suesan, as she shares stories from Groovy Sue Gallery, her art gallery on Martha's Vineyard.

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Grady Conversation about Hollywood South

February 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Join Gale Ann Hurd, producer of "The Walking Dead;" Jeff Stepakoff, executive director, Georgia Film Academy; and Lee Thomas (ABJ '87), division director of the film, music and digital entertainment division at the Georgia Department of Economic Development for an informal conversation about the burgeoning film and production market in Georgia. Nate Kohn will moderate. These three guests will join a fourth for the Charter Lecture at 2 p.m. in the UGA Chapel.

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April 2018

McGill Medal Ceremony

April 10, 2018 @ 4:30 am - 5:30 pm

The 2018 McGill Medal for Courage in Journalism will be presented to Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, two New York Times reporters who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged abuse towards women, helping to ignite the worldwide #MeToo movement. Kantor will be present to accept the award for both winners.

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AdPR Spring Research Series with Toni van der Meer and Theo Araujo

April 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

Toni van der Meer and Theo Araujo are professors from The University of Amsterdam. Araujo will speak about social media and brands, while van der Meer will talk about crisis communication impacts.

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September 2018

Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium: Business of Podcasting

September 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The “Business of Podcasting" will include four sessions throughout the day featuring podcasting experts discussing a wide array of topics including content creation, production values and business models. Grady College faculty and students are encouraged to attend the free sessions that will be held in the Peyton Anderson Forum (lunch is by invitation only.) The symposium is produced and sponsored by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership. Schedule of Events Session One: 10:10 –…

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AdPR Week: Ad Club/PRSSA/IABC student clubs present “Advancement and Acceleration of Advertising”

September 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Mitch Scharf – EVP Managing Director, Zenith South

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Summer at the Circus, Student-created board games

September 18, 2018 @ 7:15 pm

Grady students designed and created board games at The Creative Circus. Come take a look and challenge and a friend.

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AdPR Week: Atlanta Brand Panel Discussion

September 19, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Top brands in Georgia discuss opportunities and challenges amidst a changing landscape of corporate communications.  Moderated by Brad Taylor, recently retired VP Sales and Marketing, National Accounts at Coca-Cola Leigh Woisard, Senior VP Corporate Public Affairs, Cox Communications Amy Harry, Director Omni-Channel Customer Service Strategy, Delta Heather Bell, Director KO:OP, Coca-Cola North America’s in-house creative agency Jeff Baker, VP Marketing and Advertising, Buffalo Wild Wings

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AdPR Week: AdPR Games

September 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free donuts for AdPR students and an opportunity to co-mingle and express their #AdPRide.  Competition for most participation between Advertising and Public Relations majors.  

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October 2018

Grady Society Alumni Board meeting

October 5, 2018

The GSAB will hold its bi-annual meeting to discuss alumni input and involvement.

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ReSUMANIA

October 5, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you want an amazing resume? Professionals in media and communications from the Grady Society Alumni Board are offering quick resume critiques. Please bring a hard copy of your resume. Sign up by Wednesday, Oct. 3. The sign-up form can be found here.  

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January 2019

Cox Institute Industry Fellow Amy Glennon Lecture: “Leading through disruption”

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Amy Glennon, an Industry Fellow with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute, will deliver the first lecture of her series this week. "Leading through disruption" will be held Jan. 31. All lectures are at 2 p.m. in the PAF. Also join for her next lecture, "News organization culture" March 5.

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February 2019

NEWSCRAFT 19: A Grady College Workshop on the Craft of Reporting, Writing, Pitching and Selling News

February 8 - February 9

Please join us for two days of immersive training in the craft of journalism from three world-class instructors: Nick Chiles, Jamie Lauren Keiles and Bob Sullivan. This event is free for students. Students must email Charlotte Norsworthy to register. Professionals are $10. Registration is required for all professional attendees. Register here. Agenda Feb 8: Bob Sullivan will host two sessions on developing reporting skills and the art of interviewing. Both sessions will take a multi-platform perspective. Session 1: 9:05 a.m.…

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March 2019

Cox Institute Industry Fellow Amy Glennon Lecture: “News organization culture”

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Amy Glennon, an Industry Fellow with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute, will continue with her lecture series. “News organization culture disruption” will be held March 5. All lectures are at 2 p.m. in the PAF. Also join for her next lecture, “The journalistic process and political division" on March 21.

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Cox Institute Industry Fellow Amy Glennon Lecture: “The journalistic process and political division”

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Amy Glennon, an Industry Fellow with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute, continues her series of lectures. “The journalist process and political division” will be held March 21. All lectures are at 2 p.m. in the PAF. Also join for her next lecture, “A summary and conclusion” April 9.

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Alumni Open House

March 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Alumni and friends are invited to stop by and see what’s new at Grady on Friday, March 22, 3:30-5 p.m.in the Peyton Anderson Forum. This reception coincides with the Alumni Weekend sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association. Grady Ambassadors will be available for tours of the building. Light refreshments will be served.

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April 2019

Cox Institute Industry Fellow Amy Glennon Lecture: “A summary and conclusion”

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Amy Glennon, an Industry Fellow with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute, wraps up her lecture series with “A summary and conclusion" April 9 at 2 p.m. in the PAF.

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McGill Medal Presentation

April 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The 2018 McGill Fellows will present the 2019 McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage to Associated Press visual journalists, Maad Al-Zikry and Nariman El-Mofty for their work with their colleague Maggie Michael, which shed light on the civil war in Yemen. A reception will follow.

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Grady Society Alumni Board Meeting

The GSAB will hold its bi-annual meeting to discuss alumni input and involvement.

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