Institute Happenings

  • Adam Levin talks to Grady students about identity theft.

Herndon named Cox Institute Director
Keith Herndon (ABJ ’82), who has served as a visiting professor at Grady for four years, was named director of the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership beginning with the Fall 2016 Semester. See More >

Grady College hosts 21st annual Management Seminar for College News Editors
More than 50 college journalists from across the U.S. learned leadership, management and content development skills at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication on July 24-29 at the 21st annual Management Seminar for College News Editors (MSCNE).  See more >

Levin pledges support for Cox Institute leadership development
A pledge from author and consumer advocate Adam Levin has secured the future of a journalism leadership development program presented annually by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership.  See More >

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 Mobile News Lab

A mobile news lab project launched in Fall 2014. Student participants receive instruction in the latest techniques of mobile news gathering and digitalstorytelling and apply their learning through projects arranged with media partners including CNN, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and others.

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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 Poynter Leaders Program

The Cox Institute and the Poynter Institute’s News University have partnered to offer top Grady journalism students the opportunity to earn a Media Leadership Certificate during the 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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