Institute Happenings

Fanning and Grady Faculty Explain Collaboration in Innovative Practice Paper
Faculty from the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication presented an innovative practice paper at this year’s annual conference of the Association of Leadership Educators in Chicago. See more >

Five Grady Journalists Training This Summer as Newsy Fellows
Five Grady journalists are training this summer in a program developed by Newsy and sponsored by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management & Leadership. See more >

Graduating Seniors Pass “The Lead” Podcast to New Host
The student hosts of The Lead podcast, Nate Bramel and Noelle Lashley, graduated in May, passing the microphone to rising senior Charlotte Norsworthy, who will take over in fall 2018. See more >

Grady Rising Senior Earns ACES Editing Certificate
Nicki Brown, a rising senior majoring in Journalism at Grady, earned a Certificate in Editing during the spring semester as part of a pilot challenge grant offered by the Cox Institute.
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Cox Institute Sponsors NNA Foundation Fellow
John Hammel, a fourth-year journalism major, represented Grady College in the National Newspaper Association Foundation’s 2018 News Fellows Program. 
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Innovation

 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

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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Leadership

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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