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Short-form Journalists Turns Author

February 1, 2024

What is your X factor? Explore what makes you exceptional and develop it. Grady Alum Polina Marinova Pompliano shares how she uncovers news-worthy subjects' X factors.

Low-Residency visiting writers infuse podcast content.

September 5, 2023

One of the many benefits of the Low-Residency MFA in Narrative Media Writing are the two required, on campus residencies over the course of the program. These two 8-day residencies allow students to immerse themselves in an intensive writing environment and provide students with the opportunity to build a…

The Peabody Awards – An Honor Like No Other

May 16, 2023

The Peabody Awards is an honor like no other with a history like no other. Housed at University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Peabody Awards celebrate excellence in entertainment in documentary, news, podcast/radio, arts, youth, and public service programming. The awards are presented…

MFA Nonfiction Alum Fulfills Dream

April 13, 2023

Tracy Coley graduated in 2019 from the Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Narrative Media Writing with a concentration in Narrative Nonfiction. She is the former editor of the local lifestyle publication Boom Magazine, teaches undergraduate journalism part-time at the University of Georgia and recently launched Lucky Dog Press,…

UGA alumna values flexibility in Low-Residency MFA

November 17, 2020

Samantha Bresnahan graduated from UGA in 2018 from the Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Narrative Media Writing program. Bresnahan pursued this degree while working for CNN International in their global features unit, where she has produced and written special programs and documentaries for 11 years.  “I’ve had…

MFA Student Lands Book Deal First Year in the Program

August 6, 2020

Pursuing a graduate degree at UGA had been a desire of Brandon Fleming’s for some time. Initially, he wanted to continue his studies in English or Social Science, however, he was recruited by Valerie Boyd, Director of UGA’s Narrative Nonfiction MFA program. “We connected in another capacity and…

Low-Residency MFA Program Launches Narrative Media Podcast

March 10, 2020

UGA’s Low-Residency MFA in Narrative Media Writing program launched its very own podcast in February, 2020. Called Hear-Tell, the podcast focuses on telling true stories, and each episode dives deep into well researched and reported narrative writing by current UGA students, alumni, faculty and visiting lecturers in Grady’s…

John T. Edge Set to speak at UGA annual Signature Lecture Event

October 30, 2019

John T. Edge, a nonfiction mentor in our low-residency MFA in Narrative Media Writing, will be speaking at UGA Signature Lecture speakers event. The event will feature 11 writers and authors awarded for their multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of work.  Edge is a two-time James Beard…

Local Journalist Graduates MFA Program

August 15, 2019

Studying in a graduate program while working a demanding job is no small undertaking. Add the demands of becoming a first-time father, and for many students, that would be a recipe for disaster. But, not for Matt Pearl. “That’s one of the advantages of this program,…

John T. Edge On The Power of Narratives

July 18, 2019

The words “story” and “narrative” are in most responses from John T. Edge when he is asked about what students learn in Grady College’s MFA in Narrative Media Writing.  It is a simple reminder of the essence and foundation of the low residency graduate program. Edge has taught…