The Lead: UGA’s Denetra Walker on Creating Change Through Social Justice Journalism

It’s Denetra Walker’s second semester teaching at the University of Georgia, and she’s just getting started. After a multitude of experiences in the broadcast journalism field, she’s teaching social justice journalism and journalism ethics, all while providing mentorship and representation for students in the classroom.

In this episode, we chat about what social justice journalism is and why it’s crucial for the future of storytelling.

“Your dreams should be so big that it scares you. And if your dreams don’t scare you, you’re not dreaming big enough.”

Guest: Denetra Walker, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Georgia.

Jacqueline GaNun is a senior majoring in journalism at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. She is also majoring in international affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs and minoring in French.



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