WELCOME TO

SPORTS MEDIA @ UGA

WHAT WE DO
Want to cover the NBA or the Premier League? Maybe the Olympics or college football? Want to be a play-by-play announcer? A sports studio show host? A social media producer for an NWSL or NFL team? A sports information director for a college team? A sideline reporter?

If you want to learn what it takes to work in a variety of sports media jobs, we’re here for you.

You don’t have to be in any specific major to apply to our six-course Sports Media Certificate program. You do have to be a UGA undergrad.

Once you’re in the program, we’ll teach you the fundamental skills of sports journalism and communications. We’ll train you to adapt to evolving platforms and tools. We’ll help you:
   
  • From high schools to the pros: What our students are covering

     

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  • Class is in session: 2020 U.S. Olympic marathon trials

    Students in our “Introduction to Sports Reporting and Writing” class wrote profiles of competitors in the 2020 U.S. Olympic marathon trials, held in Atlanta. They also were in Atlanta on race day, covering the event live on social media.

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  • Interested in joining us?

    All UGA undergraduates, regardless of major, can apply to our six-course Sports Media Certificate program. We accept applications once per year, in fall semester. Our 2022-23 application period will open Sept. 19. The application link will be on the How to Apply FAQ page under the Prospective Students tab. Questions? Contact Prof. Carlo Finlay at carlof@uga.edu. […]

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 CLASS SAMPLER

 FACULTY & STAFF

YOUR SPORTS MEDIA GUIDES

 

Vicki Michaelis

Director

John Huland Carmical Chair in Sports Journalism and Society, UGA. Former lead Olympics reporter for USA TODAY. Formerly with Denver Post, Palm Beach Post

Welch Suggs

Associate Director

Associate professor, UGA. Former senior editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Carlo Finlay

Assistant Director

Academic professional, UGA. Former director of public relations for Mavericks Surf Ventures, Inc., and former junior partner, Tonic Entertainment, LLC.

David Lawson

Instructor

A local television professional at turned academic, David Lawson teaches our students the fundamentals of video production. He has worked at WCBI-TV and the University of Alabama.

Andy Johnston

Instructor

Editor in Residence, Oglethorpe Echo. Former sportswriter for the Augusta Chronicle. Co-founder of Fast Copy Communications

D. Orlando Ledbetter

Instructor

Atlanta Falcons beat reporter for The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Former president, Pro Football Writers of America.

Dayne Young

Program Coordinator

Former local television sports broadcaster and current reporter with UGASports.com.

 NEWS

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE CARMICAL SPORTS MEDIA INSTITUTE

 GOING PRO

WHERE OUR GRADUATES WORK

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