2016 Activities

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Cox Institute now accepting applications for host of The Lead podcast

Calling all aspiring podcasters! The Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership is looking for an enterprising new host for its podcast, The Lead. The podcast was created through the Cox Institute’s Innovation Fellowship program during fall 2016 and features Q&A-style interviews with influential people in the media industry. See More >

Cox Institute student awarded spring reporting internship with the AJC

Will Robinson, a senior journalism major at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, was awarded a reporting internship with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the spring 2017 semester. The internship is sponsored by Grady’s James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership. See More >

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 >

Cox Institute releases promotional video

The Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership released a new, 3-minute video to explain the background and goals of the Institute. The video premiered during the dedication ceremony for the Cox Institute’s new offices and journalism innovation lab. See More >

Grady students recognized as 2016 Cox-SABEW Fellows

Five Grady students took on New York City for the fall conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers through a fellowship organized and sponsored by Grady’s Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership. See More >

Cox Institute celebrates dedication of office and journalism innovation lab

Grady College faculty, students, friends and industry partners gathered Thursday, September 29, 2016, to dedicate the office and journalism innovation lab of the The James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership. Located inside Studio 100 on the first floor of the journalism building, the office and innovation lab provide a space for the growing list of programs and activities the Cox Institute hosts throughout the year. See More >

Cox Institute featured in Hub Magazine

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), one of the nation’s largest state trade organizations dedicated to technology and innovation, recently recognized the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership for its role in contributing an article to the latest issue of Hub MagazineSee More >

Privacy Conference set to explore consumer issues

Increasing news coverage of identity theft, consumer fraud and emerging technologies like facial recognition and drones make it essential for reporters to understand the intersection of technology and consumer privacy. The University of Georgia is hosting a privacy conference Sept. 30 so that students in journalism and consumer sciences will be better informed about privacy issues and challenges. See More >

Cox Institute and Sense About Science USA sponsor Stats Camp

Student journalists learned best practices for reporting on science and data during the Grady College Stats Camp. Sense About Science USA, which promotes a better understanding of scientific evidence, presented the event from September 22-23. See More >

Herndon named Cox Institute Director

Keith Herndon (ABJ ’82), who has served as a visiting professor at Grady for four years, was named director of the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership beginning with the Fall 2016 Semester. See More >

Investigative series examining Texas A&M’s investments wins 2016 Holland Award

Spencer Davis, a reporter for The Battalion at Texas A&M University, is the 2015-16 winner of the University of Georgia’s Betty Gage Holland Award for excellence in college journalism.  See More >

Grady College hosts 21st annual Management Seminar for College News Editors

More than 50 college journalists from across the U.S. learned leadership, management and content development skills at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication on July 24-29 at the 21st annual Management Seminar for College News Editors (MSCNE).  See more >

Levin pledges support for Cox Institute leadership development

A pledge from author and consumer advocate Adam Levin has secured the future of a journalism leadership development program presented annually by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership.  See More >

Grady students receive Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism grants

Two Grady College students have received prestigious summer internships in business journalism that will be funded through grants from the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business JournalismSee More >

Donnelly Completes Cox Institute’s Innovation Fellowship

Grace Donnelly, a senior in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, completed her Spring 2016 work as the Innovation Fellow with the Cox Institute for Journalism, Management and Leadership. See More >

Polina Marinova wraps up Reynolds Speaker Series

Polina Marinova (ABJ ’13) visited Grady College on Thursday, April 21st as the last speaker in a series of talks sponsored by the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. See More >

Levin pledges support for Cox Institute leadership development

A pledge from author and consumer advocate Adam Levin has secured the future of a journalism leadership development program presented annually by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership. See More >

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax on Covering the Economy During Elections

Marilyn Geewax, senior business editor for NPR, visited Grady on Thursday, April 14th to discuss coverage of the economy during election years as part of the Reynolds Speaker Series. See More >

Joanna Ossinger of Bloomberg speaks at Grady

Joanna Ossinger, a team leader for Bloomberg’s First Word and president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, visited Grady College on Thursday, April 7th. See More >

Mark Garrison speaks to Grady students

Mark Garrison (ABJ ’01), a reporter for Marketplace based in New York City, visited entrepreneurial and business journalism classes at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication on Thursday, March 31st. See More >

Grady’s Game Spectator Earns Spot in UGA’s Next Top Entrepreneur Competition

Game Spectator, a start-up venture emerging from the Grady College’s entrepreneurial journalism course, has earned a spot in UGA’s Next Top Entrepreneur Competition. See More >

Mandi Woodruff of Yahoo Finance visits Grady

Mandi Woodruff (ABJ ’09), personal finance reporter for Yahoo Finance, returned to the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication Thursday, March 24th to speak to students about her career path since graduation and offer advice. See More >

Adam Levin and Bob Sullivan Discuss Identity Theft

Adam Levin, identity theft expert and author of  Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves, and Bob Sullivan, consumer journalist, discussed data security with Grady students on Thursday, February 25th.  See More >

Herndon Completes Research for 2016 State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report

Keith Herndon, a visiting professor in the Grady College and faculty of the Cox Institute, produced the research for the Technology Association of Georgia’s 2016 State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report. The report was released March 17 at the Georgia Technology Summit at the Cobb Galleria. See More >

Banquet honors 2016 Cox Poynter Leaders

Grady students, faculty and guests gathered in The University of Georgia’s Center for Continuing Education on March 3 for a banquet and ceremony honoring this year’s group of Cox Poynter Leaders. See More >

Grady students complete 2016 Cox Poynter Leaders Program

Recognizing the need for aspiring leaders in the news media, the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership at the Grady College has joined with the Poynter Institute to offer a leadership development program for a fourth year. See More >