Institute Happenings

Google News Lab Training Comes to Grady Feb. 15
Google News Lab training kicks off at the Grady College on Feb. 15 and will mark the first live event since the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership joined the Google News Lab’s new university training network. See More >

Season 2 of The Lead podcast begins with Industry Fellow interview
The Lead, a student-produced podcast, began its second season featuring an interview with CNN’s highest ranking news leader. Sponsored by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership, the podcast features interviews with faculty and industry guests about the future of the news industry and tips for aspiring student journalists. See More >

Grady Partners with First Draft News; Clinch Lecture Kicks Off Relationship Sponsored by Cox Institute
David Clinch, the Global News Editor at Storyful, said news organizations are hiring journalists with the necessary blend of social media savvy, journalism training and business skills as they seek to maximize the value of verified content. Clinch spoke January 19 to a class on information gathering to kick off Grady’s new formal partnership with First Draft News, an organization dedicated to fostering fact-checking and content verification. See More >

CNN’s Richard Griffiths to be Industry Fellow at Grady’s Cox Institute
Richard T. Griffiths, vice president and senior editorial director at CNN, will serve as an Industry Fellow with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership during the spring 2017 semester at the University of Georgia. Griffiths, who has worked for CNN for 25 years and has announced his CNN retirement effective February 28, will be a resource for journalism students at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. See More >

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 Mobile News Lab

Student participants receive instruction in the latest techniques of mobile news gathering and digital storytelling and apply their learning through projects arranged with media partners.

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Management Seminar for College News Editors

Each summer more than 50 top college editors sharpen their leadership and management skills at the MSCNE where they learn from leading editors, publishers and educators.

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Cox Leaders Program

The Cox Institute offers top Grady journalism students the opportunity to study leadership development principles during each Spring semester.

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The Cox Institute Mission

The James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership prepares students and professionals for leadership and entrepreneurial roles in the evolving news media. As digital technologies continue to transform the structures, practices and operations of journalistic enterprises, the Cox Institute is at the forefront of addressing strategic challenges faced by contemporary news organizations. As part of the Grady College, the Cox Institute sponsors a variety of training programs and applied research projects. The Cox Institute was established in 1990 by the late Conrad Fink, a legendary journalism professor in the Grady College, as the Cox Institute for Newspaper Management Studies. Its current name was adopted in 2014 to reflect an enhanced mission. The Institute honors the late James M. Cox Jr., who headed Cox Enterprises and Cox Broadcasting Corporation from 1957 until 1974. It is funded by the Jim Cox Jr. Foundation. Learn more about the name change on the Grady College website.

Betty Gage Holland Award

The Betty Gage Holland Award annually recognizes excellence in college journalism and honors the late Betty Gage Holland.
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