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Mass media arts student and alum work together on set of 'The Dead Files'

A senior mass media arts major recently had the opportunity to work alongside a Grady College alumna on the set of the Travel Channel's "The Dead Files."

James Biddle, a senior lecturer of telecommunications, connected Becca Bennett with Megan Mitchell (ABJ '08) when he learned the series was to shoot an episode in Macon, Georgia, this past September. Mitchell currently works as a camera assistant for the show.

"We hire a gear production assistant to help me in every city," Mitchell explained. "So I reached out to Professor Biddle to see if he had any previous students who might be qualified/interested in the position."

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Grady College alumni-run businesses on Bulldog 100

Ten graduates of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication representing nine businesses have been named as honorees on the University of Georgia Alumni Association’s 2015 Bulldog 100 list.

The program seeks out nominations for the fastest growing businesses that are owned or operated by alumni.  More than 450 nominations were submitted for the 2015 list.

To be considered for the award, a company must be in business for a minimum of five years, have verifiable revenues of $100,000 or more for the calendar year 2011, and operate in a manner consistent with the Pillars of the Arch and in keeping with the values and image of the University of Georgia, according to criteria set by the UGA Alumni Association. Final rankings — determined by a compounded annual growth rate over the last three years — will be announced during the celebration.

To find out more about the event, visit www.alumni.uga.edu/b100.