Grady College climbs to second place in top journalism school ranking

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia was named one of the top two journalism schools in the country, according to an annual survey by and the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Last year, Grady College was ranked third in this survey. The top school in the 2014 ranking was the University of Missouri at Columbia School of Journalism.

According to, 673 votes were cast in the survey this year. Approximately 43 percent of the respondents were news professionals, 28 percent were non-news professionals, 27 percent were students, and 12 percent were educators.

“We are pleased to be recognized as a leader in journalism and mass communication by one of our most important constituencies,” Charles Davis, dean of the Grady College, said. “Grady's upcoming curricular changes make us even stronger, and better reflect the world our students are preparing for, so we are excited about the future.”

According to the release about the rankings, comments submitted by voters about UGA's Grady College stated, the “University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has well-trained professors who truly care about giving students experience in all areas of telecommunications. It shows with the wide range of Grady students involved in the journalism industry around the country.”

For more information about the top journalism school survey, please see the RTDNA website. For an article about the NewsPro-RTDNA Top Journalism School rankings followed by an article about the Grady Centennial including quotes from Davis and Grady alumna Deborah Norville (ABJ '79) in the December 2014 NewsPro magazine, please view this PDF. covers the people, events, programming and new technology trends that affect the broadcast news industry through its website and NewsPro magazine. The RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession. RTDNA members include local and network news executives, news directors, producers, reporters, digital news professionals, as well as educators and students.

Date: December 16, 2014
Author:  Sarah Freeman,
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