Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Involvement with clubs and organizations is an excellent way for students to meet peers, network with industry professionals and gain hands-on experience with projects and events.


The following list features clubs and organizations sponsored by Grady College and/or UGA, which many of our students are involved in.


UGA AdClub provides members with industry-related content and networking activities designed to guide the transition from the university to careers in the advertising industry.

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AdPR Connection

AdPR Connection is a major networking event where advertising and public relations students in Grady can interact with employers and attend informative panels.

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Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM)

The Association for Women in Sports Media is an organization whose female and male members support the advancement and growth of women – both professional and student – in sports media.
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Backlight Film Festival

The Backlight Student Film Festival is an award-winning collaborative effort between the Entertainment Media Industries Club and University Union with a mission to foster innovation and creativity within the University of Georgia community by promoting and highlighting the work of aspiring filmmakers.

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DiGamma Kappa

DiGamma Kappa provides enrichment & networking opportunities for Grady students across print, broadcast and digital platforms via hands-on experience with writing, producing, and editing.

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Grady Ambassadors

The Grady Ambassadors are a team of student leaders who serve as official hosts and advocates for Grady College. The group’s goal is to present a positive and lasting image of the college and its students to all constituents. Learn more about Grady Ambassadors here.

The Latest

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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 […]

Woman standing on mountain range, and woman presenting research poster at a conference.

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 […]

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Inside Booker T. Mattison’s filmmaking and teaching processes

Listen to the full episode on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Booker T. Mattison, an associate professor in the Department of Entertainment and Media Studies at Grady College, teaches screenwriting and directing for the […]


“The Red & Black has impacted the entire trajectory of my life. The numerous mentors that have taught me and helped me at R&B have also hugely impacted me both personally and professionally.”

Jacqueline GaNun

The Red&Black


“I’m beyond impressed by students on the Selection Committee for the Backlight Student Film Festival.. This level of commitment and collaboration is a trademark of the students at this college.”

Sherry Liang

Backlight Student Film Festival


“Through Women in Media (WIM), I have learned we can not only grow ourselves, but also help our peers grow. That is true women’s power.”

Jane Congfei Lian


“PRSSA has provided me with the opportunity to gain valuable insight from various industry professionals across diverse PR sectors, including sports, entertainment, cosmetics, politics and more.”

Raynor Manley



“Learning how a professional agency operates and getting real world experience working with a big-name client has been an invaluable experience I’ll never forget.”

Ike Epstein

Talking Dog


“This experience [through AdPR Connection] was so rewarding because we were able to create an enriching space for professional development where students feel confident — I am so proud of my team and what we were able to accomplish.”

Jin Lee

AdPR Connection


“Beyond the classroom, I could not be more grateful for the people I’ve met through my involvement with Grady Newsource, DiGamma Kappa, and UGA Miracle.”

Sailor Betts

DiGamma Kappa


“Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has given me invaluable industry insight, networking skills and above all a sense of community at Grady and UGA.”

Dolores Trobradovic

AB ’23


“Public Relations Student Society of America has given me so many opportunities, taught me so many things, and given me so many great friends.”

Emily Goncalves

AB ’22


“The Industry really helped to connect me on campus and get my foot in the door professionally. It surrounded me with other passionate storytellers who went out of their way to encourage and help me develop my passions.”

Cate de Castro

The Industry