UGA’s Grady College Offers Specialized Reporting Conference for Journalists

Athens, Ga. – Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in the nation. And, for the first time, most of the nation’s fastest growing Latino communities are in the Southeast.

In order to help Southeastern journalists better understand and cover this story, the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has scheduled its second Specialized Reporting Conference.

“Covering Latino Migration: A workshop for reporters and editors in the Southeast” will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, located adjacent to the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Atlanta.

Led by distinguished experts, seasoned journalists and journalism faculty, this intense, practical, how-to workshop will cover such topics as:

  • Latinos in the Southeast 101: Facts, figures and trends
  • Tactics to overcome the language and culture barrier
  • Coverage ideas in five areas including education, employment, labor and community development, health care and public policy issues
  • Financial services and other economic issues
  • Sources, links and resources

Cost of attending the conference is $50, including meals and materials. Space is limited. Register today at www.grady.uga.edu/SRC/Latino

For more information, call 706/542-5038 or email John F. Greenman, Grady College professor of journalism, at jgreenma@uga.edu, or Diane Murray, Grady College director of public service and outreach, at murrayd@uga.edu.  

This is the second Specialized Reporting Conference offered by the Grady College and its Cox Institute of Newspaper Management Studies. The first conference, held last March, dealt with issues related to base realignment and closings (BRAC).

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2005. It provides seven undergraduate majors including advertising, broadcast news, magazines, newspapers, public relations, publication management and telecommunication arts. The college offers two graduate degrees, and is home to the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and the Peabody Awards, considered the electronic broadcasting industry’s most prestigious prize. For more information, visit www.grady.uga.edu.