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Alumni Story

Casey Bruce-White

Being a student in Grady College was one of the best experiences of my life. I remember the day I found out I was being admitted to the school. It was a day filled with joy and acknowledgment of a lot of hard work I had put in after experiencing some struggles to adjust to college life and academia during my freshman year.

Casey Bruce-White (A.B.J. ‘11), deputy director, program and strategy for Affiliate Support and Nationwide Initiatives with the American Civil Liberties Union
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Faculty Story

Yan Jin

I am always asking ‘what can we understand better to make communication more effective, more ethical, and how can we help organizations learn from their experience in order to not just protect their reputation, but more importantly, protect the health and safety of their people?’

Yan Jin, C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communication Leadership
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Alumni Story

Michael Waldron

More than any single piece of advice, I remember learning . . . that what seemed impossible was always, in fact, achievable.

Michael Waldron, (ABJ ‘10), screenwriter and producer known for creating the Marvel Cinematic Universe series “Loki”
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Student Story

Sophie Ralph

This summer, I traveled to Sydney, Australia, to cover the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup, which was a life-changing experience. It was an unreal feeling to step out onto the pitch with 75,000 fans cheering around me. I’d never done such high-profile work before, and seeing my photos circulate around the world on the Associated Press wire was a much greater reach than any of my previous work.

Sophie Ralph, journalism student
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Student Story

Jonina Bullock

In the past year, my biggest professional accomplishment was definitely being selected as a recipient of the Atlanta Ad Club Student Scholarship. My biggest personal accomplishment is being more confident in my knowledge and what I create. I used to be really scared to share the projects I work on and photos that I take, but not anymore — so growth!

Jonina Bullock, advertising student
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Student Story

Nick Selgrath

I chose Entertainment and Media Studies because I have an extremely wide range of interests, but the one thing that ties them all together is that I want to capture my interests on camera. I believe that the accessibility and quality of our media have one of the biggest impacts on our society today. I want to be a part of the people making genuine content.

Nick Selgrath, EMST student
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Alumni Story

Kim Gebbia Chappell

Grady cemented a hustler, deadline-driven foundation in me that has carried me through every chapter of my career, from news to public relations to marketing. It has become my secret weapon, and it started the basement of Grady.

Kim Gebbia Chappell, (ABJ ’06), VP of marketing and communications at Bobbie
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Faculty Story

Denetra Walker

My students can expect honesty, accountability and transparency. The biggest lesson they will go away with is that they are uniquely made and that the world that we live in may not always understand where you come from and what you want to do, but you should always embrace who you are and be able to listen and tell the stories of others.

Denetra Walker, assistant professor, Journalism
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Faculty Story

Booker T. Mattison

“In my screenwriting and directing classes, students write a 5 to 7 minute narrative film. They are doing the things they will be doing in the marketplace. They are submitting this to film festivals to not only begin to make a name for themselves, but to start to establish a brand.”

Booker T. Mattison, associate professor, EMST, on WABE radio (starts at 10:00 mark)
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Get to Know Grady College

The University of Georgia draws its energy from Athens, a classic college city in every sense of the word. Tucked into the middle of it all is the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Led by a world-class faculty, graduates leave empowered and changed. Our degrees open doors to opportunities all over the world. The experience keeps a piece of their heart in Athens with their Grady family forever.

The Latest

Read the newest headlines, get updates and discover events happening at Grady.

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International students thrive in AdPR’s 3+1+1 program

Grady College’s Department of Advertising and Public Relations welcomed the third cohort of 3+1+1 dual degree students in fall 2023. In partnership with Shanghai Normal University and Shanghai International Studies […]

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Keith Wilson and former student Nate Sizemore reconnect in the film field

In late November, Keith Wilson, an assistant professor in the Entertainment and Media Studies Department at Grady College and an active director, producer and visual artist, was on a Zoom […]

Profiles of Tenacity: Timi Meade

Third-year EMST student Timi Meade values the friends and connections she’s made during her time at Grady and encourages students to get involved and meet people in the industry. Why […]

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Jonathan Peters elected president of Georgia First Amendment Foundation

Jonathan Peters, the head of the Department of Journalism, has been elected president of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, or GFAF, for 2024. “Free expression and information access are at […]

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Profiles of Tenacity: Ireland Ashburn

Fourth-year advertising student Ireland Ashburn is passionate about fashion and creativity. She enjoys the community she has cultivated through campus organizations and Grady College programming. Why did you choose your […]

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless celebrates past grants; seeks future projects to support

When Charlayne Hunter-Gault (ABJ ’63) and Ron Gault created the Giving Voice to the Voiceless fund in 2017, they sought to impact not only local communities but also projects with […]

Events

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DC Alumni Mixer

Calling all DC alumni: Gather at The Henri on Wednesday, Feb. 28, for this year’s Alumni Mixer. For registration information, click here. Please register by Feb. 23, 2024.

UGA Spring Break

The University of Georgia’s Spring Break is from Monday, March 4, to Friday, March 8.

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New Admit Day Spring 2024

Grady’s new admits celebrate their admission and learn more about the College at our bi-annual new admit celebration. Come meet with leaders and representatives from student clubs and organizations, and don’t forget to grab your free Grady College t-shirt!

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Prospective Student Day (Virtual)

Prospective Student Day is an opportunity for prospective high school and transfer students and their parents to learn more about Grady College. In addition to a guided tour, students will hear about admission and eligibility requirements and programs of study. Spring 2024 tour dates are Feb. 23, March 22 (virtual), April 12 and May 3 (virtual). Register here: https://grady.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enQpNm1Ixq2GGIS For questions or to schedule a private visit, please contact: Marcella Genut, Prospective Student Advisor. Email: gradyprospective@uga.edu.

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GSPA Spring Awards 2024

The Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA) annual Spring Awards will be held Monday, March 25, at the Georgia Center. More information will be released closer to the date.

Dawg Day of Giving and Senior Signature

Leave your mark on Dawg Day of Giving with a Senior Signature gift. All undergraduate and graduate students who graduate in May, August and December 2024 can stop by the PAF to show proof of your Senior Signature gift for a special prize. 

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Home of the Peabody Awards

Since 1940, the Peabody Awards have honored the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in broadcasting, streaming and interactive media—and it all started right here, at the University of Georgia.

Considered to be one of the most prestigious honors in the industry, the Peabody Awards are bestowed upon a curated collection of stories that capture society’s most important issues each year.

Centers & Institutes

Grady College is proud to be home to several centers, institutes and affiliates specializing in areas of academics and research.

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