UGA’s Grady College climbs to second place in top journalism school ranking

December 17, 2014

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Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication was named one of the top two journalism schools in the country according to an annual survey by and the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Last year, the Grady College was ranked third in this survey. The top school in the 2014 ranking was the University of Missouri at Columbia School of Journalism.

"We are pleased to be recognized as a leader in journalism and mass communication by one of our most important constituencies," said Charles Davis, dean of the Grady College. "Grady's upcoming curricular changes make us even stronger, and better reflect the world our students are preparing for, so we are excited about the future."

According to the release about the rankings, comments submitted by voters about UGA's Grady College stated, the "University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has well-trained professors who truly care about giving students experience in all areas of telecommunications. It shows with the wide range of Grady students involved in the journalism industry around the country."

According to, 673 votes were cast in the survey this year. Approximately 43 percent of the respondents were news professionals, 28 percent were non-news professionals, 27 percent were students, and 12 percent were educators.

For more information about the top journalism school survey, see the RTDNA website. For an article about the NewsPro-RTDNA Top Journalism School rankings followed by an article about the Grady College Centennial including quotes from Davis and Grady alumna Deborah Norville, see the December 2014 NewsPro magazine. covers the people, events, programming and new technology trends that affect the broadcast news industry through its website and NewsPro magazine. The Radio Television Digital News Association is the world's largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession. Association members include local and network news executives, news directors, producers, reporters, digital news professionals, as well as educators and students.

About Grady College
Established in 1915, the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication offers undergraduate majors in journalism, advertising, public relations, digital and broadcast journalism and mass media arts. The college offers several graduate degrees and is home to the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media. For more information, see or follow @UGAGrady on Twitter.


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