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After seven months serving with the military in Afghanistan, Kaye Sweetser is happy to be back to her public relations students and her Grady College home.

Scott Shamp, director of the New Media Institute in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, says the thing he loves about digital media is that it is always changing.

John F. Greenman, professor and the Carolyn McKenzie and Don E. Carter Chair for Excellence in Journalism, is embracing entrepreneurship, innovation and experimentation to shape the future of the news media.

Professor Patricia Thomas, the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism, teaches her students 21st century skills while also emphasizing bedrock principles of journalism, such as integrity and accuracy.

Valerie Boyd, the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, emphasizes to students the importance of well-reported, well-researched writing that connects with readers.

Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, founding director of the Games and Virtual Environments Lab in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, is exploring how digital technology can be used to encourage better food choices, more physical activity and better…

Joe Phua, assistant professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, helps students apply classroom concepts through hands-on experiences, such as designing digital advertising campaigns for local small businesses.