Institute Happenings

Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium Set for Sept. 17
Grady’s Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium this year will focus on the “Business of Podcasting.” Scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17, the event will include four sessions throughout the day featuring podcasting experts discussing a wide array of topics including content creation, production values and business models. Grady faculty and students are encouraged to attend the free event that will be held in the Peyton Anderson Forum. The symposium is produced and sponsored by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership. Please click through for a schedule and description of sessions. See more >

Cox Institute Director Named Morris Chair
Keith Herndon (ABJ ’82), a professor of practice in journalism, has been named to the William S. Morris Chair in News Strategy and Management by the dean of Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. See more >

Student Completes Innovation Fellowship After Summer at NPR
Charlotte Norsworthy, a senior journalism and political science major, completed her Cox Innovation Fellowship this summer by interning with National Public Radio in Washington D.C.
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MSCNE 18 Prepared College Editors to Lead Newsrooms
Student media leaders from around the country learned from more than a dozen industry professionals at this year’s Management Seminar for College News Editors (MSCNE) held at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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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 >

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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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