Grady College welcomes high school journalists for Georgia Journalism Academy

Seventy-two high school journalists from various parts of the country will arrive at the University of Georgia on June 7, 2015, for the Georgia Scholastic Press Association’s yearly Georgia Journalism Academy. The Academy is a weeklong camp and a public service outreach of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

“Students will get a true collegiate experience and journalistic experience for the week and become better journalists, and most importantly form long-lasting friendships,” said Joe Dennis, academy co-director and director of diversity and high school outreach at Grady College.

The year’s theme is a continuation of last year’s theme, “The Grady Games,” which is based on the popular “Hunger Games” trilogy. 

Throughout the week, the high school journalists will gain knowledge from experienced instructors in one of the following core curriculums: TV News Broadcasting, Photojournalism, Advertising, Feature Writing, Editorial Writings or Sports Writing. The students will further improve their skills in publication design, web design, or broadcast production by producing the Academy newspaper, website, broadcast news TV show or advertising campaign. At the end of the camp, a student in each class who demonstrated the most outstanding work ethic will be nominated by the teacher to be a “tribute.”

CNN sponsors several scholarships for the Georgia Journalism Academy. For more details about the camp, please contact Joe Dennis or visit the GSPA website

Date: June 5, 2015
Author:  Mabel Tie,
Contact:  Joe Dennis,