Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
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|Dean||Charles Davis ( July 1, 2013)|
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The Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is a college within the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, United States. Established in 1915, the Grady College is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
The Grady College consists of three departments: Advertising and Public Relations, Journalism, and Entertainment and Media Studies. The college provides instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels in public relations, advertising, broadcast news, magazines, newspapers, new services, photojournalism, publication management, telecommunications, and new media. Since 1935 the students at Grady College have produced the student written, student edited magazine the UGAzine, which is printed in the UGA printshop. The student magazine is solely self-sufficient and sustains itself by advertising revenue. Due to the increase in advertising revenue in the past years and the subsequent evolution into a 4 color publication, the UGAzine has become a prominent and respected fixture on the UGA campus. Students also have other participation opportunities such as working for award winning The Red & Black, an independent weekly student newspaper serving the University of Georgia community, and working for student-operated radio station WUOG, a radio station broadcasting to Athens and the surrounding area.
Degrees offered by the college include:
- Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.)
- Bachelor of Arts in Advertising (A.B.J.)
- Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations (A.B.J.)
- Bachelor of Arts in Entertainment and Media Studies (A.B.J.)
- Master of Arts in Journalism (M.A.)
- Master of Arts in Advertising (M.A.)
- Master of Arts in Public Relations (M.A.)
- Master of Arts in AdPR 4+1 (M.A.)
- Master of Arts in Mass Media Studies (M.A.)
- Master of Arts in Health and Medical Journalism (M.A.)
- Master of Arts in Emerging Media (M.A.)
- Master of Fine Arts in Narrative Media Writing (MFA)
- Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting (MFA)
- Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communication (Ph.D)
Certificates offered by the college include:
- Grady Sports Media Certificate
- New Media Institute Certificate
- Media Industry Research Certificate
The college houses the following centers, institutes and affiliates for research and education:
- George Foster Peabody Awards
- Center for Health and Risk Communication
- The James M. Cox, Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research
- James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership
- New Media Institute
- National Press Photographers Association
- Georgia Scholastic Press Association
The school also has research foci in Health and Risk Communication, Political and Policy Communication, Narrative Storytelling and Critical Studies, Advertising, Public Relations, Telecommunications, Sports Communication, as well as Journalism.
The college was named after alumnus Henry Woodfin Grady. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in 1868, he left Athens and worked for several different newspapers. The combination of Henry W. Grady's alumni status, his editorial position and his Athens birth, motivated the renaming of the journalism school at the University of Georgia.
Steadman V. Sanford taught the first journalism course at UGA in 1913, established the University's journalism school in 1921, and served as the journalism school’s director until becoming the president of Franklin College and later dean of the University in 1926. John E. Drewry, the second graduate of the journalism program in 1922, succeeded founder S. V. Sanford as director of the journalism school and accepted the position of dean when it was created in 1940. That same year Sanford helped create the Peabody Awards.
- John E. Drewry (1922-1969)
- Warren K. Agee (1969–1975)
- Scott M. Cutlip (1975–1983)
- J. Thomas Russell (1983–2000)
- Leonard Reid (interim dean 2000-2001)
- John Soloski (2001-2005)
- Leonard Reid (interim dean 2005-2006)
- E. Culpepper "Cully" Clark (2006-2012)
- Charles Davis (2013)
- W. Thomas Johnson, retired chairman, president, and CEO of CNN; former president, publisher, and CEO of Los Angeles Times, former White House Fellow, press agent and personal aid to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, Paul White Award for Lifetime Achievement
- Deborah Roberts (1982) - Television journalist for ABC News
- Amy Robach, correspondent for ABC News, News Anchor for Good Morning America, previously national correspondent for NBC News, co-host of the Saturday edition of NBC's Today, MSNBC anchor
- Cathy Cox (1980) - Secretary of State of Georgia
- Brooke Anderson (1999) - host of The Insider, correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, culture and entertainment anchor and producer for CNN
- Bill Hendrick (1971) - Newspaper reporter, Associated Press and Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Deborah Blum (1975) - Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, author and the director of the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- John Holliman (1970) - Broadcast journalist with CNN, known for his coverage of space exploration and reporting during the Persian Gulf War, NASA dedicated Launch Complex 39 Press Site facility at the Kennedy Space Center to him
- Martha Zoller (1979) - Syndicated radio host, television personality, columnist, and author, frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC
- Deborah Norville (1979) - Television journalist, businessperson, and New York Times best-selling author, hosted Inside Edition, CBS News, Today, NBC News
- Doreen Gentzler (1979) - Long-time television reporter and television news anchor for WRC-TV NBC4 in Washington, D.C.
- Harry Chapman (1967) - Television news anchor
- Mary Katharine Ham (2002) - journalist, political commentator and video blogger, guest host The View, CNN and Fox News Channel contributor
- John Huey, columnist, editor-in-chief of Time Inc. (now, Time Warner)
- Ed Grisamore (1978) - Newspaper columnist, 2010 Will Rogers Humanitarian Award (National Society of Newspaper Columnists), 2012 Georgia Author of Year (Essays, Georgia Writers Association).
- Charlayne Hunter-Gault (1963) - Emmy Award and Peabody Award winning journalist and news correspondent formerly with The New Yorker, the New York Times, NPR and PBS.
- Mark B. Perry (1989) - Television producer, television writer, a Primetime Emmy Award winner
- Ernst, Megan (18 March 2013). "Grady alumnus Charles Davis chosen as next Grady dean for 'passion for excellence'". The Red & Black. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
Clark, E. Culpepper. 2015. Centennial: A History of Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia. Mercer University Press.