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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.

Click below to learn more about Grady College including Facts & Figures of student retention and graduation data; our Mission statement; strategic, diversity and assessment plans and more.

The Latest

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

Grady InternViews: Noor Shaikhnag

This is part of a series where we ask Grady College students to describe their internship experience.   Noor Shaikhnag is a fourth-year entertainment & media studies and communication studies student […]

Grady InternViews: Ryan Langner

This is part of a series where we ask Grady College students to describe their internship experience.   Ryan Langner is a fourth-year advertising student working with Apple as a Partner […]

Giving Voice to the Voiceless 2024 Grants Announced header with photo of Grady College in background.

2024 Giving Voice to the Voiceless grants announced

Projects that use music to benefit dementia patients, help Atlanta public school students express their identities and provide an outlet to combat name-based discrimination in science are just a few […]

Joshua W. Jones has a conversation with someone in a meeting room.

Grady College and SPIA graduate leaves transformational $1.5 million estate gift

The University of Georgia is honored to announce a generous gift of $1.5 million from the estate of the late Joshua W. Jones, a proud alumnus and distinguished professional in […]

Grady InternViews: Sydney Palmer

This is part of a series where we ask Grady College students to describe their internship experience.   Sydney Palmer is a fourth-year double dawg public relations and journalism student working […]

Kendall Kelly interviews a Cadet after completing their Battle March and Shoot training on Fort Knox, Ky., June 28, 2024.

Grady InternViews: Kendall Kelly

This is part of a series where we ask Grady College students to describe their internship experience.   Kendall Kelly is a fourth-year journalism student working with U.S. Army Cadet Command […]

Events

Tommy Tomlinson Book Reading & Signing

Join Tommy Tomlinson for a book signing session and a reading of his book, “Dogland” at 6 p.m. on July 31, 2024.

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Alumni Event

Save the date to join Dean Davis and other alumni for our Grady College networking event in Philadelphia during the AEJMC Conference. Reserve your spot here by August 1.

Students gathering around a tent and socializing at Grady College's Welcome Back Fall 2023 event.

Grady College Welcome Back Fall 2024

Welcome to our new and returning students! Celebrate with snacks, refreshments and activities on the Schnitzer Family Media Lawn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day!

UGA 40 Under 40 celebration

A panel discussion featuring Grady College’s 5 40 Under 40 honorees will be held on September 6, 2024 at 10 a.m. in the Peyton Anderson Forum.

Fall Alumni Board Meeting

Save the date for the fall 2024 Alumni Board meeting. More details will be announced closer to the date.

Maxine Lecture

Join us on September 16, 2024 for a preview of the film “Unstuffed: A Build-A-Bear Story.”

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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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