Mizell Stewart on what’s next for local news

In this episode of The Lead, Mizell Stewart III discusses his 30+ year career in local news and now as a news executive for the USA Today Network and Gannett. One of his main passions is developing the next wave of journalists. So, fittingly, we discussed the future of journalism and how students can ready themselves for what’s to come. 

Kendall Trammell on the demands of mobile news

Welcome back to Season 7 of The Lead. In this episode, CNN mobile programming producer Kendall Trammell discusses her transitions into the workforce since graduating from the Grady College, and how producing mobile news has changed at CNN.

Hayden Field on how success happens

In this Season 6 finale of The Lead, Hayden Field, a 2014 Grady alumna, talks about how success happens and life after j-school. We will be back in August with more episodes featuring interesting media leaders.

Amy Glennon on the transition of journalism leadership

In this episode, Amy Glennon discusses the transition of leadership roles in journalism over the past few decades. Glennon is a 1990 graduate of the Grady College and was the first female publisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is currently serving as this year's Cox Institute Industry Fellow.

Jamie Lauren Keiles on freelancing

In this episode, Jamie Lauren Keiles joins the podcast to discuss everything you can't Google about freelance writing and how she didn't try a Coca-Cola until she was 24.

Nick Chiles on diversity in journalism and book publishing

In this episode, Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and author Nick Chiles discusses his transition from journalism to writing and publishing books. We also discuss two-fold issues of diversity in writing fields.

Sabriya Rice on health and medical journalism

In this episode, former journalist and now Grady College professor Sabriya Rice discusses the unique challenges the health and medical field brings to journalists — plus, the pros and cons of graduate school.

Brittini Ray on local crime reporting

Welcome to Season 6 of The Lead. In this episode, Charlotte Norsworthy talks with Grady alumna and Savannah Morning News crime reporter Brittini Ray about the necessity for crime coverage and the mental well-being of the journalists who cover it.

Dink and Eric NeSmith on community news

In this Season 5 finale of the Lead, Charlotte Norsworthy talks to father-son duo Dink and Eric NeSmith, president and vice president of Community Newspapers Incorporated, about the crucial mission that local newspapers still serve.


Tracy Brown on newsroom leadership

In this episode, host Charlotte Norsworthy speaks with Tracy Brown, the deputy managing editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a 1988 Grady College graduate about the presence of audio storytelling at newspapers and leadership development.