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February 2020

Newscraft ’20 from the Cox Institute

February 7 @ 12:00 am EST
Studio 100, Grady College + Google Map

The Cox Institute's NewsCraft 20 will be held this year in Studio 100 on Friday, Feb. 7 with the theme "Covering Culture." We have four great speakers on board: Lori Johnston (ABJ '95, MFA '17) (Religion), Nick Chiles (Celebrity), Tanya Sichynsky (ABJ '14) (Food) and Laura James (ABJ '15) (Lifestyle).  The sessions are set to coincide with class times - all are welcome. Lori's articles on religion have been published in the Washington Post, Nick is collaborating on a book…

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Grady Career Fair

February 13 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm EST

This day-long event connects companies and organizations with students seeking careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, creative mass media, media sales, advertising and public relations. Internships and full-time positions will be available. All majors and pre-Grady students are encouraged to attend. It's never too early to start building your network. Schedule of Events 10:30-11 a.m.—Coffee Mixer with Students and Employers—Hosted in the Peyton Anderson Forum in the Journalism Building 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m.—Career Panel “Transitioning to the Real World:…

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Music City Grady College Dinner

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
The Corner Pub, 710 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
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Join Grady alumni for networking over a dutch treat dinner. RSVP to

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Grady Day

February 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Grady Day is an opportunity for prospective high-school and transfer students and their parents to learn more about Grady College. In addition to a guided tour, students will hear about admission and eligibility requirements and programs of study. Spring Grady Days are Feb. 14, March 27 and April 24, 2020 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. To register for Grady Day, please click here. For questions or to schedule a private visit, please contact: Helen Mahany, Prospective Student Advisor Email: |…

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Reading between the lines: A conversation with the AJC’s Greg Bluestein and Grady’s Prof. Joe Watson

February 18 @ 11:00 am EST

This conversation features Greg Bluestein (ABJ '04), political reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Joe Watson, Tieger professor of public affairs communications. They will discuss the news of the day and how it affects this election year coverage from the perspective of journalism and public relations. This event is co-sponsored by the Kennedy, Tieger and Carter professors. Sandwich lunches will be provided for those wishing to stay over lunch.

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Grady Greats screening

February 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
Studio 100, Grady College + Google Map

Grady Greats: On the Road to 2020 -- What Journalists and Media Leaders Owe the Public in This Election Year, filmed on Jan. 21 at ABC Studios in New York. Dean Charles Davis moderates a panel conversation on this important topic with Grady Greats Amy Robach, anchor ABC’s 20/20; Deborah Norville, anchor Inside Edition; Will Carr, ABC News; Joe Watson, Carolyn Caudell Tieger Professor of Public Affairs Communications; Ben Mayer, Executive Producer, MSNBC’s Kasie DC;  and Brian Robinson, President, Robinson Republic. Grady…

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April 2020


April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

SLAM is the New Media Institute’s end-of-semester showcase that celebrates student projects and graduates. This celebration highlights how “technowledgeable” the students have become during their Emerging Media journey as a host of industry guests and NMI alumni join us for an afternoon of showcasing, networking, and reminiscing. During the booth showcase, students will walk-through the many facets of their project, allow attendees to engage with the product, and field any and all questions

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July 2020

Between the Pages: Mary Kay Andrews’ “Hello Summer” with moderator Monica Pearson

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Grab your book or your e-reader for the UGA Alumni Association’s first ever Between the Pages virtual book club. The July book is Hello Summer by Mary Kay Andrews (Kathy Trocheck ), released in early May. Ongoing (optional) discussions of the book will take place on Goodreads and our exclusive gathering with Mary Kay will be hosted on Zoom on July 16 at 7 p.m. Atlanta’s first African-American and first female news anchor Monica Kaufman Pearson (MA ’14) will moderate the discussion. Register here.

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September 2020

Virtual Prospective Student Day

September 11 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Prospective Student Days will be held virtually for fall 2020. Here are the three dates: September 11, October 9 and November 13. The virtual meetings will be held through Zoom and will begin at 2:30 pm. Grady Ambassadors will join to help answer questions. Prospective students and their families should register through Qualtrics. Please contact Helen Mahany, prospective student advisor, with questions at:

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Driven by Purpose: Aflac—Catherine Blades with Brad MacAfee

September 15 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm EDT

Tune in virtually to join students, alumni and the professional community to hear how commitment to a compelling purpose accelerates leadership, strategy and connection with audiences and betters our world. Learn more at: The first session features Catherine Blades, SVP, chief ESG and communications officer for Aflac and Brad MacAfee, board president, Global Impact Relations Network.

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