Highlights from September 2016

Media Coverage Sampling:

Media Hits:
Macon Telegraph • USA •Sep 30 • 11:37 am
Businesswoman accidentally shot dead by lawyer husband, newspaper reports

98.7FM & AM1340 Fox News WGAU • USA •Sep 30 • 05:25 am
Best bang for the buck? Study says UGA is third in Georgia

The United States Department of Justice • USA •Sep 29 • 12:00 am
Justice Department Awards $25 Million to Address Sexual Violence on Campuses

Macon Telegraph • USA •Sep 28 • 01:35 pm

‘Vivacious’ wife in power couple killed by gunshot

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 27 • 07:00 pm
Bobcat men’s cross country takes ninth at Trevecca Showcase

Suwanne Democrat • USA •Sep 27 • 03:30 pm
Chief Justice Hugh Thompson speaks at GC

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 27 • 08:00 am
CURTAIN CALL: Don’t miss ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 26 • 01:00 pm
Yost snaps school record, Bobcat women take seventh at Trevecca Showcase

The Hill – Blogs • USA •Sep 26 • 08:28 am
Economists have a message: Clinton’s policies are wrong for America

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 25 • 10:00 am
DebateWatch returns to GC front lawn

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 24 • 03:00 pm
Powers snags Bobcat Athlete of the Week

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 24 • 12:00 pm
GC Theatre department to present ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ next week

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 23 • 06:30 pm
Julia Tarter Memorial 5K this weekend at Greenway

Hunt News • IND •Sep 22 • 02:19 pm
Georgia College professor’s discovery leads to new patent

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 21 • 11:04 am
GC events mark Constitution Week

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 20 • 03:15 pm
Bobcat volleyball gives coach first conference win

The Signal • USA •Sep 20 • 12:29 pm
Undocumented students sue USG for banning them from Georgia’s top universities

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 20 • 10:15 am
Bobcat tennis shows promise in 2016 GC Fall Championship

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 20 • 09:15 am
Bobcat men’s cross country 12th, Silliman leads way at Falcon Classic

Ledger-Enquirer • USA •Sep 17 • 05:48 pm
Georgia College outlasts CSU in PBC volleyball

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 17 • 12:21 pm
Yost runs to Bobcat Athlete of the Week honors

The Post-Searchlight • USA •Sep 16 • 12:07 pm
Miss Matthews and Mr. Newsome to wed in October

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 15 • 11:00 am
Bobcat golf consistent overall at Kiawah Invite

UpstateBizSC • USA •Sep 14 • 02:35 pm
Jackson hires Erin Churchill as account representative

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 13 • 01:58 pm
CURTAIN CALL: Lots of music events coming to Georgia College

Macon Telegraph • USA •Sep 13 • 11:41 am
Two Georgia universities make top public schools ranking

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 12 • 03:30 pm
Yost takes individual title, GC women fourth at Bobcat Invite

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 9 • 09:28 pm
Tipton takes first Bobcat Athlete of the Week

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 8 • 06:00 pm
Bobcat soccer earns second win of the season

Suwanne Democrat • USA •Sep 8 • 01:00 pm

Bobcat women, Tipton get wins at Armstrong State Dual

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 6 • 12:54 pm
Bobcat volleyball splits opening day in Florida

The Daily Citizen • USA •Sep 6 • 12:30 pm
GC professor puts barbecue front and center

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 3 • 02:00 pm
GC professor puts barbecue front and center

All On Georgia Gordon County • USA •Sep 3 • 06:56 am
Lawsuit targets rule that bars some from top Georgia schools

Macon Telegraph • USA •Sep 2 • 10:40 am
Georgia College education programs land national rankings

The Union-Recorder • USA •Sep 2 • 05:39 am
UPDATE: JMA, Georgia College, Baldwin Co. Schools, CGTC campuses closed

Macon Telegraph • USA •Sep 1 • 06:21 pm
Where there’s smoke, there’s history

13WMAZ • USA •Sep 28 • 04:57 pm
Georgia College student brings home bronze Paraclimbing medal

Television Hits


There was an uptick in coverage this past month due to our Constitution Week, which tied in with the upcoming election, but the breakout stories were Georgia College’s first patent and the development of a new theory of sound and of a professor’s unique approach to southern history through food. Each of these stories has seen multiple news and television hits. Both the Constitution Week coverage and these stories are highlighted above the break.

13WMAZ • USA •Sep 14 • 06:00 pm
Barbecue front and center in one GCSU history class

WGXA.TV • USA •Sep 15 • 09:43 pm
Georgia College professor issued patent, develops new sound theory

WGXA.TV • USA •Sep 27 • 03:06 pm
Georgia College urges students to vote this November

WGXA.TV • USA •Sep 21 • 05:10 pm
Georgia College holds round table discussion on vetoed campus carry bill

WGXA.TV • USA •Sep 22 • 09:37 pm
Jason Carter, Josh Belinfante talk voting rights

41 NBC News • USA •Sep 26 • 07:14 pm
Students at Georgia College preparing for upcoming election

WGXA.TV • USA •Sep 26 • 10:52 pm
Georgia College airs debate for students, holds registration table

WGXA.TV • USA •Sep 7 • 09:55 pm
Lady Bobcats sweep Emmanuel College

WGXA.TV • USA •Sep 8 • 04:51 pm
Georgia College education programs ranked top 20 in country

WGXA.TV • USA •Sep 13 • 04:45 pm
Women’s Leadership Forums begin at Georgia College

WGXA.TV • USA •Sep 13 • 11:04 pm
New academic rankings for local colleges & universities


Feature Stories:

Video Releases:

Social Media:

September’s social media saw a pretty steady audience growth and popularity among posts that involved rankings and university successes.

Facebook fans: 13,080 (2.3% growth)
Similar to last month, the most popular Facebook post was a video (“What does liberal arts mean to you?” video). This proves that videos, particularly ones that include student interviews/student life are more likely to be shared and, by that, will have a broader reach. As of today, that video has 15,000+ views.

Instagram followers: 5,862 (3.4% growth)
Instagram saw the most growth in followership this month. The top posts were the FTKolor run, Best College Rankings, and “Happy First Day of Fall.” From that, I can determine that our audience favors posts about student life (in this case, one that involves outreach and community service), success (high rankings) and campus beauty-related graphics. These types of post connect our audience and spark pride in Georgia College—almost like a “this is who we are” approach.

Twitter followers: 8,168 (1.1% growth)
Twitter saw the slightest amount of growth and is in the most need of an audience increase. Just like with Instagram, the top posts involved the three images listed above, plus the Connor King paraclimbing story and a 9/11 tribute. This month I am going to do some research as to how to gain more of a Twitter following and expand our reach.


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