Amanda Dixon (ABJ '13)

“I thought there was no better place to be than Grady, and when I came to campus, I just fell in love with it.”

— Amanda Dixon, financial products writer,

Grace Donnelly (ABJ '16)

“Grady helped me by providing me with a lot of opportunities for hands-on learning and opportunities outside the classroom where I could get real-world newsroom experience.”

— Grace Donnelly, data reporter, Fortune Magazine

Daniel Funke (ABJ '17)

“I use what I learned in that class (Communication Law) every single day to determine what I can and can’t do.”

— Daniel Funke, fact-checking reporter, Poynter Institute

Polina Marinova (ABJ ' 13)

“Grady College provides you with an automatic network no matter where in the world you go.”

— Polina Marinova, associate editor, Fortune Magazine

Lauren McDonald (ABJ '16)

“My education at Grady really showed me what it means to be an ethical, responsible reporter and that is one of the most important jobs right now that I could be doing.”

— Lauren McDonald, education reporter, Brunswick News

Will Robinson (ABJ '16)

“I think it’s important to energize an audience about something they would care about it they knew it was happening and you can really be the guiding force for that conversation and drive the conversation forward on important topics.”

— Will Robinson; technology, transportation and finance reporter; Jacksonville Business Journal

Nicolle Sartain (AB '17)

“It prepared me in a leadership kind of way to be able to take charge in situations when it gets kind of messy when breaking news happens, and I wouldn’t know what to do otherwise if I hadn’t had the experiential opportunities that Grady offers.”

— Nicolle Sartain, assistant news specialist, WTOC-TV

Erin Smith (ABJ '14)

“There are so many people out there whose voices wouldn’t be heard otherwise, and we are able to go out to communities and share their stories in a way that is truthful and will educate the rest of the public to what’s going on.”

— Erin Smith, photographer, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Kendall Trammell (ABJ '16)

“When it’s time to go get an internship or get a letter of recommendation for your first job, (the professors) are always helping you, making sure you are getting in front of the right people that you need to be in contact with and networking, and even after I have left Grady College, I’m still in contact with close professors.”

— Kendall Trammell, mobile associate producer, CNN

Mandi Woodruff (ABJ '09)

“I’m really grateful for that foundation of education that I got here to teach me how to find sources, how to check my sources and what questions to ask.”

— Mandi Woodruff, executive editor, Lending Tree/

Department of Journalism

The Journalism major prepares students for jobs in news organizations including broadcast and multimedia reporting, writing, editing and producing. Journalism majors work in photojournalism, video journalism, social media, sports media, web and publication design, media innovation and entrepreneurship, and news management.

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