New Website Camp

Summer academy registration is now open!
Register now for this camp

Do you feel passionate about telling true stories that make the news? Acquire critical tools to become a multi-skilled journalist in this ever-changing digital landscape. Practice the art of interviewing, multimedia reporting, writing, editing, and producing alongside a professional journalist. Explore visual journalism and social media storytelling, and work with your instructor to produce a news website.


Date:Monday, June 19, 2023 to Friday, June 23, 2023
Cost:Day Camp - $440
Residential Camp - $1090
Optional Lunch Voucher (Day campers only) - $60

Limited need-based financial aid is available. To apply, fill out this financial aid application and write a statement of interest (250 words) explaining why you wish to attend a Summer Media Academy program offered through UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. You also must include a statement of need (500-word maximum) on why you seek financial assistance, one sample of work and one letter of recommendation. Email the complete packet of information to by March 15, 2023.


Dr. Joe Dennis headshotDr. Joe Dennis is co-chair of the mass communications department and associate professor of mass communications at Piedmont University, where he advises The Roar student media outlets. His experience in professional media includes serving as the news editor of The Walton Tribune (Monroe, Georgia), covering sports for several suburban Chicago newspapers, serving as sports information director for North Central College, hosting a nightly radio show on WPUP-FM (Bogart, Georgia) and as public address announcer for the University of Georgia club hockey team. Dennis is an alumnus of the University of Georgia, having received both his master’s degree and doctoral degree from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a member of the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the College Media Association (CMA) and is an executive board member for the Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA).