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August 2012: Herndon Joins UGA's Grady College as Visiting Professor for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

Athens, GA (August 2, 2012) -

Dr. Keith Herndon, President of Internet Decisions, LLC, will serve as a visiting professor at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication during the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year.

In this one-year appointment, Dr. Herndon will teach courses in management, ethics, writing and media technology. Dr. Herndon earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the Grady College and is excited about returning to Athens in this teaching capacity.

"It was a dream come true to teach an ethics course at Grady last year; to be able to return this year in an expanded role is an even more exciting proposition," he said. "Grady students are among the best at UGA, and I'm looking forward to working with these talented young adults and being a part of their educational experience."

Dr. Herndon will continue in his role at Internet Decisions and will manage the research for the Technology Association of Georgia's State of the Industry Report for the third consecutive year.

About Dr. Herndon

Keith L. Herndon, Ph.D., is a research consultant specializing in the media and technology sectors. His career includes experience as a reporter, editor, executive, entrepreneur, consultant and college professor. He was Administrative Editor at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution where he chaired the technology oversight committee and managed the newspaper's entry into the online era. He was one of the founding executives of Cox Enterprises' Internet division and served as Vice President of Operations and later as Vice President of Planning and Product Development. Prior to his UGA appointment, he taught as an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Herndon completed his Ph.D. in the department of Internet Studies at Australia's Curtin University. His dissertation earned a Chancellor's commendation and formed the basis of his latest book. The Decline of the Daily Newspaper: How an American Institution Lost the Online Revolution was released in July by Peter Lang Publishing. Dr. Herndon earned his master's degree from the University of Oklahoma and he completed the Davenport Fellowship in business and economic reporting at the University of Missouri.

About the Grady College

The following is an excerpt the Grady College website: "The Grady College is one of the oldest and most distinguished communication programs in the country. Its three departments -- journalism, advertising and public relations, and telecommunications -- are consistently ranked among the very best in the nation. . . . The Grady College is home to the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious awards for excellence in electronic media. The College also houses a number of internationally renowned centers and institutes including The James M. Cox, Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, the James M. Cox, Jr. Institute for Newspaper