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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 the field of political communications. This endowment will benefit two UGA schools: the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and Grady College of Journalism […]

Grady College faculty member appointed to national COVID-19 committee

Glen Nowak, professor and associate dean for research and graduate studies at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee that will review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Research and Communications . Over the course of […]

Grady InternViews: Libby Hobbs

This is part of a series where we ask Grady College students to describe their internship experience.   Libby Hobbs is a fourth-year journalism major and reporter with Atlanta Civic Circle through the Atlanta Press Club internship program. Read on as she provides insight into what this internship looks like. Briefly describe your internship and its […]

Journalism students win statewide awards for work at The Oglethorpe Echo

Grady College journalism students working at The Oglethorpe Echo as part of their capstone coursework earned nine section and individual awards in the Georgia Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest for the second consecutive year. That gives The Echo a total of 18 GPA awards in two full years of its partnership with the Grady […]

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, readiness competencies to address complex communication issues. The new interdisciplinary certificate is a collaborative program bringing together three nationally recognized UGA programs to educate students: […]

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 I course, which has 160-180 students each semester, to practice the story pitch process, providing first-hand experience in the preliminary research, interviewing and planning that […]