Kyser Lough sits at a table holding a camera in his hands.
The camera eats first: Q&A with Kyser Lough
Assistant Professor Kyser Lough teaches in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ photojournalism program and studies visual communication, with an emphasis on photojournalism, as well as solutions journalism. In this […]
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Jonathan Peters named Department of Journalism Head
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication proudly announces Jonathan Peters as the new head of the Department of Journalism. “I am delighted that Jon is joining the leadership team,” […]
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Headshot of Janice Hume outside the Grady College building.
Janice Hume named Grady College associate dean for academic affairs
Grady College has announced the appointment of Janice Hume, the Carolyn McKenzie and Don E. Carter Chair for Excellence in Journalism, as the new associate dean for academic affairs effective […]
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Dodie Cantrell-Bickley, Booker T. Mattison, Alexander Pfeuffer and Kristen Smith been selected as 2021-2022 Teachers of the Year based on peer vote and student feedback.
Grady College names 2021-22 Teachers of the Year
Grady College is happy to recognize its Teachers of the Year for the 2021-22 academic year:  Dodie Cantrell-Bickley, senior lecturer, Journalism.  Booker T. Mattison, assistant professor, Entertainment and Media Studies.  […]
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Head shot of Juan Meng in front of Grady College.
Juan Meng named Department of Advertising and Public Relations Head
Juan Meng, an associate professor of public relations and founder and director of the Choose China Study Abroad program, has been tapped to direct the Department of Advertising and Public […]
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Graphic recognizing Itai Himelboim for his research on Incivility on Twitter
Incivil replies to ‘The Squad’ nearly doubled after Trump tweet, researchers find
After Trump’s 2019 tweet telling four congresswomen, known as “The Squad,” to “go back” to their home countries, the number of incivil replies to tweets made by the congresswomen almost […]
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A graphic giving credit to professor Hey Jin Yoon for her research on the effectiveness of humor in STD advertisements.
Grady researchers explore the effectiveness of humor in STD advertising
For decades, companies, government systems and other organizations have incorporated humor into their advertisements as a way to grab consumers’ attention and help them retain information.  It’s clear that humor […]
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Headshot of Jooyoung Kim in front of Grady College.
Jooyoung Kim helps people become innovators
Whether his students are a group of undergraduate advertising students, graduate advisees or international visiting professionals, the guide that Jooyoung Kim uses in his teaching is the same: helping people become innovators through […]
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Glenna Read poses with her AAA Promising Professor Award
Glenna Read, AdPR faculty and alumni recognized at American Academy of Advertising conference
Glenna Read, assistant professor of advertising, was awarded the Mary Alice Shaver Promising Professor Award for junior faculty excellence at the American Academy of Advertising annual conference March 25-27, 2022. […]
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Neil Landau displays the newest edition of his book, "The TV Showrunner's Roadmap"
Neil Landau authors second edition of “The TV Showrunner’s Roadmap”
Interviews with 19 of the most respected showrunners in television today are at the heart of the all-new second edition of “The TV Showrunner’s Roadmap: Creating Great Television in an […]
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More Grady Faculty News

  • Joseph Watson, Jr. talks with Fox News about media coverage of the Georgia Voter Law. “I think that the media coverage of voting law has been incredibly hostile,” Watson said. (May 24, 2022)  
  • David Clementson talks with “Press,” a magazine published in Poland, about the U.S. political media and the ongoing battles between the White House press secretary and the White House Press Corps. (May 23, 2022)
  • David Clementson talks with Newsweek about Putin’s health. “When a political leader’s humanity is on display…perfect health is especially expected by a judgmental audience,” he said. (May 7, 2022)
  • Glen Nowak, co-director of our Center for Health and Risk Communication, talks with Real Health Magazine about the mask mandate and CDC. “Most of what CDC does really is about, ‘Here’s our recommendation — we strongly urge you to comply,’” Nowak said. (April 27, 2022)
  • Bryan Reber talks with about the Joe Rogan/Spotify controversy. (Feb. 11, 2022)
  • Congratulations to Glen Nowak on his appointment to the steering committee of the Society of Health Communication, a 4,000 member-based organization that works to advance the science of health communication. (Feb. 8, 2022)
  • Congratulations to Keith Wilson of our EMST faculty, on the virtual premiere of his new film, “I Didn’t See You There,” at the Sundance Film Festival. Wilson produced the film about a man who sees the world from his wheelchair.
  • Janice Hume, our Carter Chair for Excellence in Journalism, is quoted in the @washingtonpost
    about the power of obituaries: “An obituary is the last public memory we have of a person, and…how we remember individuals is important.” (Dec. 15, 2021)
  • David Clementson, assistant professor of public relations, is quoted in PsyPost in a story about research that investigates how a politician appears presidential (Dec. 7, 2021)
  • Glen Nowak, associate dean for research and graduate studies, was interviewed by The Hill about communications regarding the omicron variant. (Dec. 6, 2021)
  • Kate Fortmueller of our EMST faculty and author of “Below the Stars,” is interviewed by NPR about safety on film sets. A follow-up written feature was written, as well. (Nov. 3, 2021)
  • David Clementson, assistant professor of public relations, is quoted multiple times in this story about the frequency of President Biden conducting news conferences. (Nov. 1, 2021)
  • Glen Nowak, associate dean for research and graduate studies, talks with the Washington Examiner about President Biden and the pandemic: (Oct. 25, 2021)
  • Bryan Reber, our C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communication Leadership, talked with @wsyx6 about the COVID booster shot communications. Raising expectations before the data on boosters was released might have been a “self-inflicted wound.” (Sept. 24, 2021)
  • Glen Nowak talks about how people were avoiding the thought of a COVID resurgence this past summer, via Vox (Sept. 20, 2021)
  • Jonathan Peters is included in this story from Quartz about a news social media law in Texas and if it violates Constitutional law. (September 14, 202)
  • Glen Nowak was quoted in this story from Roll Call: COVID-19 booster debate rages days before target rollout date. (September 15, 2021)
  • Wunpini Mohammed of our Department of Entertainment and Media Studies wrote an article published in the Washington Post about an anti-LGBTQI bill in Ghana that is the outcome of institutionalized homophobia; Religious organizations, politicians and the media have worked together to preach bigotry to everyday Ghanaians. (Sept. 8, 2021)
  • Joseph Watson, Jr. talks with 11Alive about COVID vaccine mandates. (Aug. 19, 2021)
  • Keith Herndon, director of the Cox Institute talks with the Georgia Recorder about the health of Georgia’s news industry following COVID. It is reprinted in the Albany Herald. (July 8, 2021)
  • Joe Watson was interviewed by 11 Alive for commentary on recent remarks by Donald Trump about Georgia’s previous and upcoming gubernatorial race. (June 28, 2021)
  • María Len-Ríos was quoted in “The Journalist’s Resource” in a story on how journalists can best discuss critical race theory (June 22, 2021)
  • Dean Charles Davis is interviewed by “Authority Figures” podcast about “Good Old-Fashioned Journalism Meets Good Old-Fashioned PR.” (June 4, 2021)


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)