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. Service-learning helps integrate two core aspects of UGA’s mission—teaching and service. Students at the Grady College have the opportunity to take part in classes with real world clients including non-profit organizations, small businesses and campus organizations. Their contributions to these organizations help build a stronger community.
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 https://gradynewsource.uga.edu/ 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.
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 […] learn more
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 […] learn more
Stepping Stones UGA app traces history-making paths of UGA desegregation
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Talking Dog internship gives local high schoolers immersive advertising and public relations agency experience
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