Institute Happenings

Cox Institute launches The Lead podcast
Students at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication now have a new way to learn from people who have made it in the media industry: The Lead. Daniel Funke, a fall 2016 Innovation Fellow with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership, produced the first six podcasts of The Lead to tap into the insights of seasoned journalists, editors, professors and executives. See More >

Grady students complete Fall 2016 Mobile News Lab
A group of 20 journalism students interested in mobile news production and presentation completed the Grady College’s Fall 2016 Mobile News Lab. The Mobile News Lab introduced participants to a variety of mobile production tools and design concepts. Students learned from Grady faculty and guest speakers and engaged in hands-on practice using mobile devices and applications to report news. See More >

Cox Institute joins the Google News Lab University Network
The James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership has joined a new university training network established by the Google News Lab. The Institute will affiliate with an initial group of 46 universities from around the globe to form a collaborative forum for sharing resources and best practices on training with Google’s extensive set of tools for journalists and news organizations. See More >

Cox Institute student publishes exclusive article with the AJC
Will Robinson, a senior journalism major at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, published an exclusive article for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He wrote this story as part of a directed study with 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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