The Grady College’s Charlotte Norsworthy was recently awarded two industry scholarships in recognition of academic achievements related to media technology and innovation.
PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), awarded Norsworthy a $5,000 scholarship and the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) presented her with one of its $3,000 Abe Voron scholarships, which honors the legacy of the legendary radio broadcaster.
Norsworthy graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s in journalism from Grady and a bachelor’s in political science. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in journalism at Grady.
“Gracious does not even begin to describe how I feel about receiving both of these prestigious scholarships,” said Norsworthy. “It is such an honor to be recognized in this way by two incredible national organizations.”
Norsworthy is serving as the Morris Master’s Fellow and works as a teaching assistant through the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership. She will complete her master’s degree in Fall 2020, serving as a Cox Institute research fellow on a financial journalism and technology project funded through a gift of the TrueFiduciary Institute.
During her time at Grady, Norsworthy has been deeply involved with the Cox Institute. She has been an Innovation Fellow, working as intern with NPR in Washington, D.C., and with Ian Urbina, an investigative reporter with The New York Times. She has been the host of The Lead Podcast, for four seasons and was recently recognized for that work with a first place Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists Region 3. She was a fixture in the Mobile News Lab, leading a student practicum in virtual reality production, which resulted in faculty research funding from the NAB.
“Charlotte embodies the spirit of innovation we want to foster at Grady,” said Keith Herndon, the Cox Institute director. “These scholarships reflect dedication to her academic work as well as her commitment to experiential learning.”