Institute Happenings

Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium Set for April 12
The Cox Institute will hold an Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium April 12 to explore the importance of independent journalism and examine start-up journalism businesses. All sessions will be held in Studio 100. View Full Agenda >

Cox Institute Leader and Innovation Fellow Named to Prestigious Google News Lab Fellowship
Daniel Funke, a senior journalism student at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been named a Google News Lab Fellow. The Google News Lab Fellowship offers journalism students from around the country the opportunity to apply for one of eight summer work experiences at premier journalism organizations including Nieman Journalism Lab, Pew Research Center and ProPublica. See More >

Grady Journalism students complete 2017 Cox Institute Leaders Program
The Cox Institute recognized the aspiring student leaders who completed the Institute’s fifth leadership development program. Fourteen students were selected from a pool of faculty nominations based on a demonstrated commitment to their professional development through work in student media, internships and other student activities. See More >

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 >

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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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