Photojournalism Day at UGA

On behalf of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, I am inviting you to join us as we welcome the National Press Photographers Association to Athens. The NPPA, the leading organization for visual journalists, is moving its headquarters to UGA this spring and we are looking forward to partnerships in the areas of education, research and outreach.

As part of our celebration, we are the first stop for the Women Photojournalists of Washington’s traveling exhibition which will be displayed in Grady for the month of January. In addition, we have an afternoon of sessions planned for Friday, January 9, which we hope you can join us for.

  • 2:30–3:30 Women in Photojournalism – Finding and Keeping Your Voice: This panel will be moderated by Atlanta-based photojournalist Akili Ramsess who will be joined by Minla Shields, former photo editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Katie Schoolov, a video journalist for KPBS in San Diego, Melissa Golden, president of the Women Photojournalists of Washington group and a Washington, D.C., based independent photojournalist, and Andrea Briscoe, Governor Nathan Deal’s photographer.
  • 3:45–5:15 Eyetracking Photojournalism: In an age where images are instantaneous and easily shared around the world, what characteristics make a photograph worth publishing? This major new study by Sara Quinn on photojournalism gives insight into how people perceive the quality of journalistic photographs — from those taken by seasoned professionals to cellphone images that capture everyday life. With significant implications for storytellers, journalists and publishing organizations, this research combines eyetrack testing with extensive interviews asking people their thoughts on storytelling, quality, what makes an image memorable and worth sharing.
  • 5:30–7:00 NPPA at UGA: A welcoming reception for the National Press Photographers Association which is relocating its headquarters to the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

All events will be held in Studio 100, the glass-walled space on the first floor of the Journalism Building. (Use the entrance on Sanford Drive closest to the intersection of Hooper Street.) Parking during the day is available at the Tate Student Center (705 South Lumpkin St., Athens). Parking after 5 p.m. is available in the N09 lot on Hooper Street adjacent to the intersection with East Campus Drive.

For more information, please contact Mark E. Johnson at

Mark E. Johnson

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