Institute Happenings

Grady Journalism students complete 2018 Cox Institute Leaders Program
The James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership at the Grady College presented its Cox Leadership Medal to 15 aspiring student leaders who completed its leadership program and also recognized its first Cox Institute Scholar.
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Cox Institute to Host Immersive News Bootcamp
The Cox Institute has been chosen by Matter to host an immersive
bootcamp training session in coordination with the Google News Lab and News Media Alliance this June. See more >

Seven Grady Students Held Cox Innovation Fellowships in Summer and Fall
Seven students in the Journalism Department at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication held Innovation Fellowships with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism, Management
and Leadership during the 2017 Summer and Fall Terms. See More >

Two Cox-SABEW Fellows Chosen for Bloomberg News Internships
Lisa Fu and Zach Hansen, two Grady journalism students who were Cox-SABEW Fellows, have been selected to be interns at Bloomberg News following their December graduations. See More >

Cox Institute Supports Grady Team at SEC Pitch Competition
Two Grady students and their start-up business were selected to represent the University of Georgia at the Southeastern Conference Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition. 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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