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Peyton Anderson Forum

February 2017

AdPR Vantage Point Lecture

February 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST
Stacey Tank

Join AdPR for a discussion about "The new CCO & the age of corporate journalism" featuring Stacey Tank, VP of corporate communications and external affairs at Home Depot. This is part of "AdPR vantage point: an innovative speaker series."

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March 2017

Peabody Awards Presents a Conversation with Ray McKinnon

March 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Ray McKinnon, Showrunner for "Rectify"

Ray McKinnon, winner of both a Peabody Award and an Academy Award, will hold a conversation with students at 7pm, Wednesday, March 29, in the Peyton Anderson Forum at the Grady College.  The event is free and open to all.  Ray McKinnon, a writer, director, producer and actor from Adel, Georgia, and is best known as the Executive Producer and show runner of the Peabody-winning show "Rectify," Sundance-TV’s first dramatic series.  In 2001, Ray won the Academy Award for his…

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April 2017

Grady College’s Diversity Series: The conscientious student

April 6, 2017 @ 11:30 am EDT

Join us in the PAF for our second diversity series discussion.  Lunch will be provided. Presented by the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity and Roxanna Gandía, Grady College Director of High School & Diversity Outreach.

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Whitney Phillips: “The Ambivalence Effect”

April 6, 2017 @ 4:30 pm EDT

Whitney Phillips, one of the most important internet scholars in the field presents, “The Ambivalence Effect.” Her talk will explore how digital media can help and harm, bring together and push apart, and make laugh and make angry in equal measure. Most significant to the current political climate, it will show how these media can equally facilitate and restrict voice. Not only do digital spaces and tools empower hate groups like the white nationalist alt-right and extremist figures like Milo…

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Investiture Welcoming Joseph Watson, Jr.

April 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Join us for the investure of Joseph Watson, Jr., as the inaugural Carolyn Caudell Tieger Professor of Public Affairs Communications. A reception will follow on the Grady College Lawn. Red and black business attire is encouraged.

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September 2017

Book Talk with Dr. Shira Chess

September 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Join the Department of Entertainment and Media Studies and the Grady College Culture Club for refreshments and discussion in honor of Dr. Shira Chess's new book: Ready Player Two: Women Gamers and Designed Identity (University of Minnesota Press, 2017). Shira Chess uses the concept of “designed identity” to examine the assumptions implicit in video games designed for women and how they have impacted gaming culture and the larger society. Ready Player Two presents important arguments about how gamers and game developers must change their thinking about both…

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October 2017

“Violated”: A conversation with Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach (ABJ ’96)

October 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Authors and ESPN reporters Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach (ABJ '96) will discuss their new book, "Violated: Exposing rape at Baylor University amid college football's sexual assault crisis." A free lunch will be served to those who have made reservations.

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November 2017

Leadership, Storytelling and Social Purpose:  A conversation with Ruth Ann Harnisch of The Harnisch Foundation

November 8, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Join us as Ruth Ann Harnish, a philanthropist and founder of The Harnisch Foundation, discusses her work advocating for stories that change the way we view the world and for giving women the power to make change. Harnisch  will be interviewed by Grady Fellow Harry Chapman (ABJ '67). Jeff Jowdy (ABJ '83), founder of the Lighthouse Counsel, will introduce the program after a welcome from Dean Charles Davis. At 3:30 p.m.guests are invited to a screening of "Columbus" in the Fine…

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January 2018

Diversity, Harassment and Bullying in the Media Industries

January 10, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EST
Free

Join us for a free panel, "Diversity, Harassment and Bullying in the Media Industries: A Writer's Responsibilities." Panelists include: Moni Basu: an enterprise reporter for CNN Digital, where she is part of a team that’s bringing narrative journalism to a brand best known for breaking news. Before becoming an online journalist, she was a reporter and editor at newspapers for 26 years. Originally from India, Basu has straddled two cultures all her life, and her stories often reflect the complexities…

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Public Affairs Professional Certificate Program Information Session

January 17, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm EST

The Public Affairs Professional Certificate program will have an information session. The application for 2018 admits, since we only admit students in Spring semesters, will open Monday, Jan. 22 and stay open until at least February 5. Students can apply to Grady College for Spring 2018 admission and also apply to this certificate. Contact Victoria Cooper for details.

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Public Affairs Professional Certificate information session

January 24, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm EST

Join us to learn details about Grady's newest certificate program, which is a joint program with SPIA. The application for 2018 admits, since we only admit students in Spring semesters, will open Monday, Jan. 22 and stay open until at least February 5. Students can apply to Grady College for Spring 2018 admission and also apply to this certificate. Contact Victoria Cooper for details.

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February 2018

Art and Love: A lunch discussion with Suesan Stovall

February 14, 2018 @ 12:20 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Join Charlayne Hunter-Gault's daughter, Suesan, as she shares stories from Groovy Sue Gallery, her art gallery on Martha's Vineyard.

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Grady Conversation about Hollywood South

February 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm EST

Join Gale Ann Hurd, producer of "The Walking Dead;" Jeff Stepakoff, executive director, Georgia Film Academy; and Lee Thomas (ABJ '87), division director of the film, music and digital entertainment division at the Georgia Department of Economic Development for an informal conversation about the burgeoning film and production market in Georgia. Nate Kohn will moderate. These three guests will join a fourth for the Charter Lecture at 2 p.m. in the UGA Chapel.

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April 2018

McGill Medal Ceremony

April 10, 2018 @ 4:30 am - 5:30 pm EDT

The 2018 McGill Medal for Courage in Journalism will be presented to Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, two New York Times reporters who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged abuse towards women, helping to ignite the worldwide #MeToo movement. Kantor will be present to accept the award for both winners.

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AdPR Spring Research Series with Toni van der Meer and Theo Araujo

April 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm EDT

Toni van der Meer and Theo Araujo are professors from The University of Amsterdam. Araujo will speak about social media and brands, while van der Meer will talk about crisis communication impacts.

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September 2018

Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium: Business of Podcasting

September 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT

The “Business of Podcasting" will include four sessions throughout the day featuring podcasting experts discussing a wide array of topics including content creation, production values and business models. Grady College faculty and students are encouraged to attend the free sessions that will be held in the Peyton Anderson Forum (lunch is by invitation only.) The symposium is produced and sponsored by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership. Schedule of Events Session One: 10:10 –…

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AdPR Week: Ad Club/PRSSA/IABC student clubs present “Advancement and Acceleration of Advertising”

September 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm EDT

Mitch Scharf – EVP Managing Director, Zenith South

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Summer at the Circus, Student-created board games

September 18, 2018 @ 7:15 pm EDT

Grady students designed and created board games at The Creative Circus. Come take a look and challenge and a friend.

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AdPR Week: Atlanta Brand Panel Discussion

September 19, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm EDT

Top brands in Georgia discuss opportunities and challenges amidst a changing landscape of corporate communications.  Moderated by Brad Taylor, recently retired VP Sales and Marketing, National Accounts at Coca-Cola Leigh Woisard, Senior VP Corporate Public Affairs, Cox Communications Amy Harry, Director Omni-Channel Customer Service Strategy, Delta Heather Bell, Director KO:OP, Coca-Cola North America’s in-house creative agency Jeff Baker, VP Marketing and Advertising, Buffalo Wild Wings

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AdPR Week: AdPR Games

September 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Free donuts for AdPR students and an opportunity to co-mingle and express their #AdPRide.  Competition for most participation between Advertising and Public Relations majors.  

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October 2018

Grady Society Alumni Board meeting

October 5, 2018

The GSAB will hold its bi-annual meeting to discuss alumni input and involvement.

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ReSUMANIA

October 5, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Do you want an amazing resume? Professionals in media and communications from the Grady Society Alumni Board are offering quick resume critiques. Please bring a hard copy of your resume. Sign up by Wednesday, Oct. 3. The sign-up form can be found here.  

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January 2019

Cox Institute Industry Fellow Amy Glennon Lecture: “Leading through disruption”

January 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Free

Amy Glennon, an Industry Fellow with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute, will deliver the first lecture of her series this week. "Leading through disruption" will be held Jan. 31. All lectures are at 2 p.m. in the PAF. Also join for her next lecture, "News organization culture" March 5.

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February 2019

NEWSCRAFT 19: A Grady College Workshop on the Craft of Reporting, Writing, Pitching and Selling News

February 8, 2019 - February 9, 2019

Please join us for two days of immersive training in the craft of journalism from three world-class instructors: Nick Chiles, Jamie Lauren Keiles and Bob Sullivan. This event is free for students. Students must email Charlotte Norsworthy to register. Professionals are $10. Registration is required for all professional attendees. Register here. Agenda Feb 8: Bob Sullivan will host two sessions on developing reporting skills and the art of interviewing. Both sessions will take a multi-platform perspective. Session 1: 9:05 a.m.…

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March 2019

Cox Institute Industry Fellow Amy Glennon Lecture: “News organization culture”

March 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Free

Amy Glennon, an Industry Fellow with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute, will continue with her lecture series. “News organization culture disruption” will be held March 5. All lectures are at 2 p.m. in the PAF. Also join for her next lecture, “The journalistic process and political division" on March 21.

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Cox Institute Industry Fellow Amy Glennon Lecture: “The journalistic process and political division”

March 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Free

Amy Glennon, an Industry Fellow with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute, continues her series of lectures. “The journalist process and political division” will be held March 21. All lectures are at 2 p.m. in the PAF. Also join for her next lecture, “A summary and conclusion” April 9.

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Alumni Open House

March 22, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Free

Alumni and friends are invited to stop by and see what’s new at Grady on Friday, March 22, 3:30-5 p.m.in the Peyton Anderson Forum. This reception coincides with the Alumni Weekend sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association. Grady Ambassadors will be available for tours of the building. Light refreshments will be served.

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April 2019

Cox Institute Industry Fellow Amy Glennon Lecture: “A summary and conclusion”

April 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Free

Amy Glennon, an Industry Fellow with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute, wraps up her lecture series with “A summary and conclusion" April 9 at 2 p.m. in the PAF.

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October 2019

Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium

October 22, 2019

The Cox Institute will host an Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium touting independent journalism.

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Pete McCommons Award for Distinguished Community Journalism

October 22, 2019

Faculty, staff, students and friends are invited to this presentation of the Inaugural Rollin M. "Pete" McCommons Award for Distinguished Community Journalism.

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November 2019

Steve Oney, Frazier Moore and Chuck Reece on magazine journalism

November 6, 2019 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm EST

Hear from The Bitter Southerner's Chuck Reece (ABJ '94) as he interviews writers Steve Oney (ABJ '79) and Frazier Moore (ABJ '74) on "The Life and Gospel of Magazine Journalism."

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August 2021

MFA Author Book Talk

August 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Our MFA program in Narrative Media Writing attracts talented students from across the country and helps pave the way to publication of their work. Join us in the Peyton Anderson Forum in the Journalism building on Thursday, Aug. 5 as we celebrate the book releases of current student Brandon Fleming ('22) and alumnus Martin Padgett (MFA '18). Books will be available for purchase. Program will begin at 4:30 p.m.

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Lunch and Learn session with Glen Nowak

August 27 @ 12:40 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

The College will continue to offer our Lunch and Learn “bring your brown bag” series this Fall. This series is an outcome of our strategic planning process. Please save the following dates and times. Friday, August 27 – Glen Nowak, Grady College – 12:40 – 1:30 p.m. – Graduate Program Friday, September 17 – Tyra Byers, Office of Sustainability and Odum School of Ecology – 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.– Sustainability Wednesday, October 13 – Sabrena Deal, Grady College –…

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September 2021

Lunch and Learn with Tyra Byers from the Office fo Sustainability

September 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

The College will continue to offer our Lunch and Learn “bring your brown bag” series this Fall. This series is an outcome of our strategic planning process. Please save the following dates and times. Friday, September 17 – Tyra Byers, Office of Sustainability and Odum School of Ecology – 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.– Sustainability Wednesday, October 13 – Sabrena Deal, Grady College – 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  – Applying Active Learning techniques in a large lecture course Wednesday,…

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A conversation with Randall Emmett, film and television producer

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

 Randall Emmett is an American producer of more than 100 films and television shows. He is also the chairman and co-founder of the production company Emmett/Furla Oasis Films. Randall will share his own personal career trajectory and current trends/challenges in finance and production. Remaining time will be reserved for Q&A.  

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October 2021

Lunch and Learn with Sabrena Deal

October 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

The College will continue to offer our Lunch and Learn “bring your brown bag” series this Fall. This series is an outcome of our strategic planning process. Please save the following dates and times. Wednesday, October 13 – Sabrena Deal, Grady College – 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  – Applying Active Learning techniques in a large lecture course Wednesday, October 27 – Glenna Read, Grady College – 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. – What can the Brain and Body tell…

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