36th Annual Media Day 2017

March 8th - Campus Center Ballroom 108


Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient and Keynote Speaker

Shelitha Hurd

Shelitha Hurd '99
Emmy-award winning WSB-TV News Producer

Register for the Keynote and Awards Luncheon here by Monday, February 27th.
(Free for all Mass Communcations majors and minors)

Find more information on our Facebook and Twitter pages. #UWGMediaDay

Email: mediaday@westga.edu


More Information

  • Parking and Campus Map

    Media Day visitors park for free in the Townsend Performing Arts Center Lot, with overflow in the Nursing Building parking lot. Attendants will be at these locations to provide you access and a parking pass to leave in your car.

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  • Schedule for the Day

    9:00  Registration

    Students and Networking Professionals, stop by the registration table when you arrive to recieve credentials and claim your ticket for the luncheon. You will need this ticket to enter the Honors Luncheon. Unclaimed tickets will be re-assigned.

    Pre-Register for the luncheon here by Monday Feb. 27th. 

    9:30  Panel Discussion

    This year’s panel discussion offers students the opportunity to hear professionals discuss the current state of their industries, describe their career paths and offer insightful tips for students entering those fields. It includes a Q&A component for students to ask direct questions of the panelists. Our panelists’ range of experience covers broadcast media, public relations, convergence journalism, film and video production, and social media. 

    Our Media Day 2017 Panelists:

    J. Bruce Hildebrand

    Eugenia Johnson
    Public Relations Director, The Garner Circle PR

    Allyssa A. Lewis
    Animation Director, re:imagine/ATL
    CEO-Founder, My Animation Life

    Brigitte Mabry

    Manager, Content Logistics

    Shannon McCaffrey
    Enterprise News Team Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    James Schiller Paul
    Content Creator & Brand Strategist, Schiller Productions


    10:45  Networking Sessions

    These sessions are held in the sunlit atrium just outside the ballroom, and offer current Mass Communications students the opportunity to meet and speak directly with over 50 visiting media professionals, many of whom are UWG alumni. All Mass Communications areas of study will be represented in the roster of visiting professionals.

    Dress for the Networking Sessions (and Honors Luncheon) is formal, Business Professional: Slacks and tie or slacks/skirt and blouse, with jackets or blazers recommended.

    The sessions themselves are open and unscheduled, but students should prepare to spend 5 minutes (no more or less) speaking with any given professional, and plan to circulate.

    12:30  Keynote Speaker & Honors Luncheon

    2:30  Alumni Social at The Border