About the Partners

Mercer 

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at four regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. 

The Telegraph 

The Telegraph, established in 1826, is Georgia’s third-largest daily newspaper by circulation. It was acquired by The McClatchy Company in 2006. McClatchy is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States, a leading newspaper and internet publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service. Building on a 153-year legacy of independence, the company's newspapers and Websites are steadfast defenders of First Amendment values and advocates for the communities they serve. Visit The Telegraph Website. 

GCB 

GPB Media is television, radio and education: your PBS station serving all of Georgia; your source for great music and NPR news; and Georgia's source for top-quality multiple media educational products and services. GPB Media is the third-largest station in the country based on population reach, operating nine transmitters around the state. More than 3.6 million Georgia households tune in each month to find entertainment and personal and cultural enrichment on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Georgia Public Television reaches 99 percent of the state’s households and also reaches portions of five surrounding states: Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama. Visit the Georgia Public Broadcasting Website. 

Knight Foundation 

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. Visit the Knight Foundation Website.