Public Service and Outreach

As part of the public service mission of the University of Georgia, the Grady College works to brings its knowledge and resources to the people of Georgia and beyond to enhance their quality of life.

Adobe/Avid Training Center

The Adobe/Avid Authorized Training Center offers certified instruction on Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere. With a facility featuring the latest versions of each software, lead trainer Professor James Biddle provides basic and advanced level courses for professionals, as well as UGA staff, students, professors, seeking a new or advanced skill set on one or more of these NLE (Non-Linear Editing Systems).

Covering Poverty: A toolkit for Journalists

Covering Poverty is a toolkit for journalists who want to know how to incorporate poverty coverage in their reporting in various beats — health, housing, financial services and more.

Georgia Scholastic Press Association

Founded in 1928 by Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, promotes the understanding and practice of journalism. Over the past 90 years, GSPA has evolved to encompass all forms of scholastic media, including broadcast, literary magazine, newsmagazine, newspaper and yearbook. GSPA’s goal is to help publications progress by providing networking and skill development opportunities.

High School Discovery

The Media & Leadership Academy at Grady College is an intensive residential one-week program focused on experiential learning. This program is open to rising high school sophomores to seniors interested in the mass communication field.

Grady Productions

Grady Productions is a student-staffed video production service for the University of Georgia and Athens, Georgia, area. Our function is to provide quality video services while giving Grady College students the opportunity to gain real-world experience.

Health & Medical Journalism Outreach

HMJ graduate students have exceptional access to national and international leaders in journalism, public health, health policy and biomedical research – due to the strong public service mission of UGA’s Knight Chair.

McGill Lecture, Symposium and Medal

For nearly 40 years, the McGill Lecture has brought significant figures in journalism to the University of Georgia to help us honor Ralph McGill’s courage as an editor. In 2007, we added the McGill Symposium, bringing together students, faculty and leading journalists to consider what journalistic courage means and how it is exemplified by reporters and editors. In 2009, we awarded the first McGill Medal to a U.S. journalist whose career has exemplified journalistic courage.


More than 50 college journalists from across the U.S. learn leadership, management and content development skills at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the annual Management Seminar for College News Editors (MSCNE).‬

Service Learning

Service-learning at the University of Georgia is the application of academic skills and knowledge to address a community need, issue, or problem and to enhance student learning.

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Highlights from the 2017 GAB Radio Talent Institute
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Panel discussion to address diversity issues in media-entertainment industries
A panel discussion hosted by the Department of Entertainment and Media Studies will address issues of diversity in media-entertainment industries. The event takes place at Grady College on April 6, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m. in Studio 100. In recent years, such issues have come to the forefront. University researchers and federal agencies have conducted numerous studies […]
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UGA to host free screening of “Tickling Giants” film and Q&A with producer
A funny and heartbreaking new film about the “Egyptian Jon Stewart”, Bassem Youssef, “Tickling Giants” is coming to the University of Georgia for a special screening on Sunday, April 9, 1 p.m. at Tate Theater. Admission is free and open to the public. However, tickets are required. For tickets, go to: The showing is part of an […]
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Photojournalist receives 2017 McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage
A photojournalist who has visited more than 60 countries covering history-shaping events and who just won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, is the 2017 recipient of the McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage. Daniel Berehulak, a freelance journalist and regular contributor to the New York Times, will receive the medal from the University […]
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Civil rights leader to speak about 190th anniversary of the Black Press
To mark the 190th anniversary of the Black Press, Grady College will host a lecture by Benjamin F. Chavis Jr, president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).  “190 Years and Counting: Why the Black Press Still Matters” takes place April 3 at 11:15 a.m. in Studio 100. “I can’t think of a […]
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Fernandes, Ritter named Georgia Champion Journalists
Sophie Fernandes, a senior at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Georgia, has been named the Georgia Champion Journalist by the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Education Association. Ellie Ritter of Decatur High School is the Georgia Champion Journalist runner-up. The Georgia Champion Journalist Award recognizes the top high school senior journalist in […]
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The NPPA is the leading voice advocating for the work of visual journalists today. Founded in the days of sheet film box cameras and newsreels, our organization fights for the working news photographer, videographer and multimedia journalist in the Internet age.

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Students from the New Media Institute at Grady College presented their capstone projects and received their NMI certificates at #nmiSLAM May 7, 2016.

The New Media Institute is an interdisciplinary teaching and research unit exploring the critical, creative, and commercial components of digital media technology. The NMI offers the New Media Interdisciplinary Certificate, a credential certifying the student’s understanding of and proficiency in new media. Students earn the certificate while completing degrees in their chosen fields of study. Earning the certificate guarantees that a graduate is expert in the application of technology within a given profession.

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Peabody Media Center

The Peabody Media Center creates public programming that spotlights the yearly award winners and finalists, as well as critical scholarly engagement that addresses today’s changing media industry landscape. Resources unique to the center include the Peabody Archive, the third largest collection of audiovisual materials in the United States, and the Peabody Academy, which focuses on inspiring storytellers of the future. Peabody Fellows are a distinguished group of television and media studies scholars from across the country who provide fresh perspectives and commentary on how and why stories matter and their impact on media, culture and society.

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