Category Archives: News

Carmical Sports Media Institute created at UGA

Sports Media @ UGA is expanding with the establishment of the John Huland Carmical Sports Media Institute. Plans are underway for a sports media-specific study abroad program, an annual lecture series and periodic symposia. Sports Media Certificate students will be able to receive financial assistance with travel and housing costs related to internships and other […]

Social and Digital Media Production class debuts

In spring semester 2020, we debuted a new course: Social and Digital Media Production for Sports. The class is designed to prepare students to work in a rapidly growing segment of sports media. In the class, students develop digital platforms and social streams for sports at a local high school. They learn how to use […]

Sports media students win a GABBY

Our “Other Side of the G” audio series was named Best Sports Program by  the Georgia Association of Broadcasters, beating out all other major-market outlets in Georgia, including Atlanta. The stories — which  give listeners a different perspective on UGA athletes, coaches and other sports figures — were reported by students in the “Multiplatform Storytelling […]

Sudge named a Murray Scholar

Brandon Sudge is our third student in five years to be named a Murray Scholar by the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. Wilson Alexander earned a scholarship in 2017, Kristin Miller in 2015. The foundation honors the legacy of famed Los Angeles Times sports columnist Jim Murray by inspiring the next generation. You can read Brandon’s […]

Students cover Super Bowl media day

Students in our “Introduction to Sports Reporting and Writing” class  covered Super Bowl LIII media day in Atlanta as credentialed journalists. They produced written stories, video recaps and social media posts.

UGA grad Maria Taylor talks a good “social game”

ESPN’s Maria Taylor, a Grady College graduate, hosted a discussion titled “Kick off your social game: Building your brand on and off the field” for UGA alumni. Other panelists included Sports Media Certificate program graduate Ann Drinkard, a digital media assistant for the Southeastern Conference, and former UGA punter Drew Butler, host of the Punt […]

UGA students cover Warrior Games

Six UGA students, three from the Sports Media Certificate program and three from the visual journalism program, covered the Department of Defense Warrior Games as credentialed journalists in June 2018. The students’ work was published in media outlets nationwide.

Sports Media students cover Olympics for

Sports Media students Emily Giambalvo and Cat Hendrick were in PyeongChang, South Korea, to cover the 2018 Winter Olympics for, the official web site of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. They produced more than 30 stories on U.S. athletes. Check out their coverage here.