Chris Shumway

Senior Lecturer, Journalism
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Office: Journalism Bldg, Room 102

About: Chris Shumway teaches classes in Video Journalism and manages Grady’s video production facilities, which include a digital newsroom, TV studio and field equipment supply room.

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M.A., Media Studies, New School University, 2003
Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology, Mississippi State University, 1995
B.A., Jacksonville State University, 1988

Teaching Specialties

Chris explores new technologies and trends in video journalism including: smartphone videography, DSLR videography, Ultra HD (4K) video, 360-degree video and non-linear editing workflows. Chris is also the co-author of Digital Dilemmas: Ethical Issues for Online Media Professionals (2003), a book that examines a wide range of ethical problems facing journalists working for digital news outlets.


Chris has 15 years of experience in television news. He worked at TV stations in Ohio, Texas, Alabama and Georgia. He held a variety of positions including meteorologist, anchor, reporter and videographer. Chris earned the American Meteorological Society's Seal of Approval for broadcast meteorology in 1997. He also won several Associated Press broadcasting awards and a regional Emmy nomination during his career. Before coming to UGA, Chris taught courses in electronic media at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio from 2004 to 2011.

A headshot of Chris Shumway.
Office: Journalism Bldg, Room 102