Institute Happenings

PILOT Sponsors UGA’s Grady Mobile News Lab for Fall 2017
NAB’s PILOT innovation initiative will sponsor the Mobile News Lab project at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication during Fall 2017. See More >

Investigative Report on Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses Wins 2017 Holland Award
For demonstrated commitment to investigative, in-depth reporting, Nicole Ares of the College Heights Herald at Western Kentucky University is the 2017 winner of the University of Georgia’s Betty Gage Holland Award for excellence in college journalism. See More >

White Paper: Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium 
Cox Institute graduate assistant Ryan Kor wrote an industry white paper about the Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium. The symposium took place on April 12, 2017. The paper explores themes such as entrepreneurship, innovation, and independent journalism using information from the symposium sessions. See More >

Cox Institute Sponsor of Annual Leadership Conference 
The James M. Cox Jr. Institute  for Journalism Innovation, Management, and Leadership sponsored the opening reception of the Association of Leadership Educators (ALE) annual conference in Charleston, South Carolina on July 9. See More >

Three Grady Students Complete Their Work as Cox Innovation Fellows
Three students in the Journalism Department at the Grady College are completing their work as Innovation Fellows with the Cox Institute. Seniors Michelle Baruchman and Daniel Funke and third-year student Mollie Simon contributed to the operations and journalism projects of the Cox Institute in a variety of ways over the past academic year.‬ 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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