Sabriya Rice named Knight Chair at Grady College

Sabriya Rice, a multimedia journalist with more than 15 years of experience in health reporting, has been named the new Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Knight Chair is endowed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which supports journalistic, artistic and community endeavors.

Rice is a seasoned reporter who has covered health care, science and medicine. For the past two years, she worked as the business of health care reporter for the Dallas Morning News, writing about trends in the health care industry.

She also served as the quality and safety reporter for Modern Healthcare Magazine for three years. Visual storytelling and graphics are important aspects of her multimedia features.

In addition to reporting, Rice has been a director of media relations for the American Cancer Society and a writer and producer for CNN, working with, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Elizabeth Cohen.

Patricia Thomas, Professor Emeritus

The Knight Chair was formerly held by Patricia Thomas, who retired in 2017.

She joined the University of Georgia in 2005, and obtained official approval for the health and medical journalism master’s concentration in 2009.

During her tenure, Thomas spearheaded programs such as the Voices of the Vanguard lecture series and guided students through coverage of the UGA-Augusta University medical education partnership.

Currently in its 13th year, Grady’s health and medical journalism master’s degree program prepares students to cover the topic through a variety of different storytelling platforms.

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