Grady College welcomes high school journalists for weeklong camp

Forty-seven high school journalists from around the country will visit the campus of the University of Georgia June 8-14 for the Georgia Scholastic Press Association's annual Georgia Journalism Academy. The Academy is a public service outreach of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The theme of this year's residential summer camp is “The Grady Games,” a spin on the popular “Hunger Games” trilogy.

Over the course of the weeklong program, students will hone core communications skills while specializing in one of six disciplines: advertising, broadcasting, editorial writing, feature writing, photojournalism and sports journalism. They will produce an advertising campaign, newspaper, news website and television news broadcast with the guidance of Grady College faculty, staff and alumni who are teaching the classes. (Links to student work will be added here as projects progress.)

The student in each class whose work ethic stands out the most will be nominated by his or her teacher as a “tribute.” Who will emerge from the tributes as the overall victor of “The Grady Games”? Check back at the end of the week to find out!

CNN funds a select amount of scholarships for the Academy. For more details about the program, please visit the GSPA website.

GSPA assists Georgia high school media programs and students by encouraging their production of quality publications and broadcast programs through instruction and contests. GSPA was organized in 1928 by the Grady College, which has continued to direct its activities, providing information through the newsletter and instruction through convention sessions, critiques, speakers upon request and fall workshop sessions.

Date: June 6, 2014
Author:  Stephanie Moreno,
Contact:  Joe Dennis,