EMST’s Matthew Evans workshops TV pilot through prestigious Stowe Story Labs
Matthew Evans, Assistant Professor of Entertainment and Media Studies, recently had the honor of collaborating with some of the finest writers in the country through the Sidewalk Narrative Lab from Stowe Story Labs. The lab is typically hosted in conjunction with the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama, though it was a virtual event this […]
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Study finds Grady College Advertising/Public Relations excels in advertising research productivity
Faculty and doctoral graduates in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in Grady College were the most visible authors or co-authors in the three leading peer-reviewed advertising research journals from 2008-2019, according to a study in Journal of Business Research that was published July 27. The study, “A Decade (2008-2019) of Advertising Research Productivity: […]
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Cox Institute adds new directors, initiatives to benefit students and industry
A new organizational and leadership structure will expand the training mission of the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership. The Cox Institute, which operates as a unit of the Journalism Department at the University of Georgia’s College of Journalism and Mass Communication, will offer expanded skills development and training opportunities […]
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Health and Medical Journalism program to work with new Kaiser Health News Southern Bureau
The Health and Medical Journalism graduate program at Grady College will work with Kaiser Health News on a new initiative to boost health care coverage in the south. Kaiser Health News received $2.3 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the creation of a Southern Bureau. Sabriya Rice, the College’s Knight Chair in […]
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Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed receives accolades at annual AEJMC conference
Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed, assistant professor in Entertainment and Media Studies, is receiving two awards for her paper, “Decolonizing Methodologies in Media Studies,” at the 2021 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference. Additionally, Mohammed has been selected as a 2021 Kopenhaver Fellow, a program helping female faculty members through mentoring, networking and preparing […]
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Grady College professors and graduate students shine at AEJMC Conference 2021
The tradition continues of active involvement by Grady College professors and graduate students at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference. The 2021 conference takes place virtually Aug. 4-7. All times noted below are listed in Pacific Time and Eastern Time. We have several members of our community who will accept awards […]
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Kate Fortmueller examines entertainment labor practices in normal times and during the pandemic
Editor’s Note: Kate Fortmueller will discuss “Below the Stars” during an Avid Bookshop Zoom discussion July 13 at 7 p.m. While many people were spending the initial time during COVID-19 watching “Tiger King” and reruns of “The Golden Girls,” Kate Fortmueller was writing not just one book, but two. Fortmueller’s books, “Below the Stars: How […]
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Photojournalism research reframes way visuals are used
In a culture that is increasingly reliant on strong visuals in digital and print media, new research shows that photojournalism continues to evolve and reframe why specific pictures should be used. Kyser Lough, an assistant professor in journalism at Grady College, recently published two research papers: one studying how environmental photography could be more effective […]
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Davis writes new edition of ‘Principles of American Journalism’
Charles N. Davis (MA ’92), dean of Grady College, has written a third edition of “Principles of American Journalism,” an introductory text about the core values of journalism and its role in democracy. The book is co-authored by Stephanie Craft, professor and head of the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois, who co-taught […]
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Cullen, Johnston, Miller, Read selected as Teachers of the Year
Grady College is pleased to recognize its Teachers of the Year for the 2020-2021 academic year: Tom Cullen, instructor limited term, public relations Lori Johnston, lecturer, journalism Taylor Cole Miller, assistant professor, entertainment and media studies Glenna Read, assistant professor, advertising The Teachers of the Year are selected by their peers, based on excellence in […]
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Jonathan Peters joined the College faculty in 2017 teaching media law classes. He is an affiliate professor with the School of Law. (Photo: Peter Frey/UGA Marketing & Communication)

Peters award Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Jonathan Peters, associate professor of journalism, is one of three University of Georgia faculty members named a recipient of the Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The award recognizes outstanding instruction by faculty members early in their academic careers.

Peters teaches communication law courses to undergraduate and graduate students and has a courtesy appointment with the School of Law.

“Recipients of the Russell Awards exemplify the commitment to innovative and engaging instruction that makes the University of Georgia one of America’s leading public universities,” said S. Jack Hu, the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “I congratulate this year’s honorees and appreciate their dedication to our students.”

Faculty Spotlight: Amanda Bright

Amanda Bright has always wanted to make an impact on her community, but over the years the impact—and the community—have expanded.

“I have always craved to have more impact,” Bright said. “I want to change people’s lives in a tangible way, and I want to do something to forward my community and not just be in my community.”

It’s for this reason that Bright started out as a community journalist, pivoted to teaching community college and high school journalism classes and now teaches digital journalism at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Amanda Bright joined the Grady faculty three years ago to bring together the various platforms of Grady Newsource. (Photos: Dorothy Kozlowski (ABJ '10)/UGA Marketing & Communications)