Collin Huguley, of Hoschton, is among 12 students named McGill Fellows by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The class was selected by a faculty committee for their strength in academics, practical experience and leadership, according to a news release.

Fellows will participate in the 2019 McGill Symposium on Nov. 13, which brings together students, faculty and journalists to consider "what journalistic courage means and how it is exemplified by reporters and editors."

They will also attend and be introduced at the 41st McGill Lecture, "Fake, Fake News: The Press, the President and the Future of the First Amendment" delivered by New York Times general counsel David McCraw.

Additionally, the fellows will help select the 10th recipient of the McGill Medal, awarded annually to a U.S. journalist whose career "has exemplified journalistic courage."

This is the 13th class of McGill Fellows. 

"For more than 40 years, the McGill Lecture has brought significant figures in journalist to UGA to help us honor Ralph McGill's courage as an editor," according to a news release. "McGill, while editor and publisher of The Atlanta Constitution, was regarded as the 'conscience of the south,' using the newspaper's editorial pages to challenge segregation in the 1950s and 1960s. McGill was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1958 for 'long, courageous and effective leadership.'"

Established in 1978, this UGA annual lecture series addresses major issues impacting the American press.

The McGill Symposium is funded by the McGill Lecture Endowment.


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