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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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Graduate Certificate in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication approved for Fall 2024

The University of Georgia has been approved to offer a Graduate Certificate in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication (CRDC), a program that will educate students in skills needed for proactive, […]

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Reporting I students compete in beat story pitch competition

A pitch focusing on reviving in-person student activism in a digital age won the  University of Georgia’s spring 2024 Beat Story Pitch Competition. The competition allows students in the Reporting […]

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2024 faculty and staff award recipients announced

Grady College is proud to announce the recipients of the Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy Award, the Darwin Davis Award, the Vera Penn Staff Award for Excellence and the Teacher of […]

Grady College Convocation hits notes of resilience and enthusiasm

Editor’s Note: Grady College convocation can be viewed via this video on YouTube. A list of Spring 2024 graduates can be viewed on our Graduation webpage. Please view these photo […]

84th Annual Peabody Award winners announced

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced the 34 winners elected to represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and streaming media during 2023. The winners were […]

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Profiles of Tenacity: Paige Searles

Paige Searles is a fourth-year advertising student with a certificate in new media. She encourages students to seek mentorship by joining the UGA Mentor Program and reaching out to professors. […]

Events

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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.

UGA 40 Under 40 celebration

The UGA 40 under 40 alumni luncheon will happen on Friday, September 6, in Athens.

Fall Alumni Board Meeting

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

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Grady alumni tailgate

Please join us on the Schnitzer Family Media Lawn 2 1/2 hours before kickoff against Mississippi State University for an alumni tailgate.

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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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