Recent service learning work includes:

  • Public relations students developed a campaign to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the PR industry.



The UGA Bateman team included (top row, l. to r.) Ashleigh Burroughs, Sarah Hawkins, Olivia Muller (bottom row, l. to r.) Lottie Smalley and De’Andra Gaston. (Photos: supplied)
  • Mark Johnson’s advanced photojournalism students attended the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Ga. to gain in-the-field experience capturing sights and sounds of scenes away from Athens.
A group of 18 students and 9 professional photojournalists traveled to the Georgia National Fair for a photojournalism workshop. This picture, taken by student Mary Margaret Stewart, shows the main ferris wheel at night on Oct. 5, 2019.
(photo: Wesley Stanfield Photography)
Jillian Tracy (from l.), Brittany Carter, Andi Clements and Madeline Laguaite talk with McKenna Parker, the infectious preventionist at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center during a tour on Feb. 27, 2020.
(photo: Sarah E. Freeman)
  • Sports media students mentor high school broadcasters at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens.

    Cedar Shoals High School students Daveon Montgomery, Catherine Wang and Jordan Dulcio line up their camera angle before the live broadcast of the Cedar Shoals football game Sept. 14, 2018. Photo: Miranda Daniel
  • Graduate students in the Health and Medical Journalism program learn to cover health and medicine for any market or audience in this professional masters program endowed by the Knight Foundation. A rigorous academic program, hands-on experience, and flexible electives prepare students to understand health issues during changing times. In 2020, students covered the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Students in AdPR’s integrated campaigns class worked directly with the faculty and staff of Tweed Recording Studio, an Athens-based educational opportunity for individuals looking to work in the music and entertainment industry. In order to establish their brand voice, Tweed worked with our student teams to focus on four main areas: recruitment, awareness, best practices and performance.
  • Graphic journalism students chose and interviewed a local non-profit, Children First, then, based on their interviews, each student created a design deliverable that was turned over to Children First to use. It was everything from social media graphics to print brochures to data visualizations.
  • Students in public relations communications wrote fact sheets, biographies, blog posts, media lists, press releases, pitches, social media plans and other common public relations communications for various local clients.
  • During the 2019-2020 school year, students in advertising and public relations campaigns classes designed campaigns for a variety of clients including, the United Way of Northeast Georgia, UGA Auxilary Services, Canopy Studios, Census 2020
  • JOUR 3380 graphics for journalists students created projects for the Athens Area Homeless Shelter — 18 in total, varying in types from social media graphics to interactive web elements to print banners and web page redesigns.
  • Journalism students produce Northeast Georgia’s only daily news broadcast during fall and spring semesters  and provide online content year round each semester.
  • Each semester New Media Institute students work on capstone projects focusing on a variety of issues. Projects for 2019-2020 included UGA Career Center, Athens Land Trust, Bear Hollow Zoo and UGA Innovation District. Spring 2020 project presentations can be found online.