Institute Happenings

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 >

Cox Institute Partners with Atlanta Press Club for Annual Awards
The James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership was the presenting partner for this year’s Atlanta Press Club Awards of Excellence. The awards ceremony, which attracted an audience of more than 200 media professionals, was held April 13 at the Commerce Club in downtown Atlanta.‬ See More >

Cox Institute and NPPA spearhead resource effort for independent journalists
A working group called the Independent Journalists Resource Coalition (IJRC) was launched today at the University of Georgia as part of an effort to bring new training and support to a growing number of journalists who work independently. See More >

Cox Institute Leader Selected for Pulliam Fellowship
Zachary Hansen, a Grady College journalism major, has been selected to participate in the 2017 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship operated by Gannett Co. newspapers. Hansen, who expects to graduate in December 2017, will work this summer as a paid reporter at The Arizona Republic and will participate in reporter training organized through the fellowship.‬ 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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