The Communications and Journalism (C&J) Academy continues Grady’s tradition of outstanding print and broadcast journalism and graphic design. Students in the C&J Academy can look forward to a challenging, engaging, and dynamic school year. The instructional team is designing engaging lessons and projects and experts who work in the various fields of mass media will visit Grady to share their knowledge and experience with the C&J students. Additionally, students will have opportunities to visit the many media companies in Atlanta.
This year the C&J instructional team consists of Kate Carter (print journalism--newspaper), Mario Herrera (journalism/mass media), Trisha Kendall (graphic design), Susan Mercer (print journalism--yearbook), Nalin Needham (print journalism—literary magazine), Paul Nicolson (graphic production), Thaddeus Roberts (Broadcast/Video Production), Emma Watson (Oral/Written Communication), and Dave Winter (print journalism—magazine and newspaper). Students take their core classes, foreign languages, and electives (including music, art, JROTC, and PE) with students from the other three academies.