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, Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve. 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.

Crisis Communication Think Tank

The Crisis Communication Think Tank (CCTT) is a yearly event, sponsored by the C. Yarbrough Professorship in Crisis Communication Leadership, the Center for Health and Risk Communication, the Georgia Athletic Association Professorship in Grady College and the Hearst Visiting Professionals Fund at the University of Georgia. The CCTT attendees are invited members of a crisis communication coalition, selected as thought leaders in the field. The CCTT aims to build collaborations among researchers, practitioners, and educators, in and outside the U.S., in advancing crisis communication science and practice through dialogue on emerging topics and co-creation of evidence-based advice for next-generation crisis research and practice.

Digital Natives

Grady College and the Georgia Press Education Foundation have joined forces for Grady Digital Natives, a new and innovative program that connects college students and Georgia news organizations. The online Grady Digital Natives program will connect UGA journalism students with digital news expertise with Georgia newsrooms to help local journalists accomplish specific digital goals.

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 Summer Media Academy at Grady College is a residential, weeklong program focused on experiential learning. This program is open to students ages 13-17 interested in the mass communication field.

Are you a school teacher in Georgia interested in taking your students on a field trip to learn more about journalism, video production, advertising or public relations? If so, you should come visit us at Grady College! Unable to travel? Let us come to you! We can talk/present on specifics regarding the topic you choose.

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.‬

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.

Solutions Journalism for the South

Grady College is proud to be one of a few Solutions Journalism Hubs located in journalism schools throughout the U.S. that support storytelling covering both the problems and the actions being taken to address them. Solutions journalism is rigorous and compelling reporting about responses, which includes how that response has worked, or why it hasn’t; insight (what can be learned from a response and why it matters); evidence (providing data or qualitative results that indicate effectiveness); and limitations (placing responses in context).

Trusting News

Grady College is a partner of Trusting News, a project intended to empower journalists to earn consumers’ trust. The Trusting News project, which was founded at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, has worked with more than 50 news outlets since 2016 to find out what news consumers trust and to test strategies intended to build trust.

Diane Murray

Diane Murray

Director, Alumni Relations and Outreach

Phone Number



Stephanie Moreno

Stephanie Moreno

Scholastic Outreach Coordinator



(706) 542-5022


120 Hooper Street
Athens, Georgia, 30602-3018

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Capstone AdPR students boost brand of local BBQ sauce
They fit together like BBQ sauce and a pulled pork sandwich.  When Kim Landrum, a senior lecturer in the Advertising and Public Relations (AdPR) Department at Grady College, reached out […]
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Jonathan Peters appointed to international legal panel
Jonathan Peters, head of the Department of Journalism at Grady College and an associate professor who shares a dual appointment with the University of Georgia School of Law, has been […]
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Podcast: Exploring Grady’s new Certificate in News Literacy
Listen to Grady Research Radio Apple Podcasts/Spotify/Stitcher The current media landscape is full of unreliable and deceptive information, through deep fakes, click bait, conspiracies and more. With advancements in technology […]
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Murrow Fellows discuss misinformation during visit with Cox International Center
Conversations about the effect of 24-hour news, social media and misinformation during elections around the world were a few of the topics discussed when 17 international journalists visited Grady College […]
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AdPR Academy renamed, revamped after gift from Myra Blackmon
AdPR Academy of Grady College’s Department of Advertising and Public Relations has changed its name to the Myra Blackmon AdPR Academy for Diversity and Inclusion. The six-year-old educational outreach program […]
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Podcast: How Grady College will approach being one of nation’s first solutions journalism hubs
Listen to Grady Research Radio Apple Podcasts/Spotify/Stitcher At the beginning of August, the Solutions Journalism Network named Grady College one of the nation’s first solutions journalism hubs, a designation given […]
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Following the steps that Charlayne Hunter-Gault (ABJ ’63) and Hamilton Holmes took leading to the UGA Admissions Building…the terrifying night of riots at Myers Hall…and the refuge of the Killian […]
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Jooyoung Kim named director of Cox International Center
Jooyoung Kim, the Dan Magill Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Sports Communication, has been named director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research. […]
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NMI students build brand to support local Georgia seafood
Eating your way through local seafood cuisine along the Georgia coast may sound like a dream come true, but for a group of Grady College students, it was another day […]
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2021 in Review: Service & Partnerships
Editor’s Note: This is part of our  five-part series highlighting stories produced by Grady College in 2021. The features includes three stories in each of the following subjects: Student Successes […]
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The Carmical Sports Media Institute at the University of Georgia offers the Southeastern Conference’s only dedicated program of study for undergraduates interested in sports reporting and writing, broadcasting, social and digital media, and media relations and communication.

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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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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.

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