- Keith Herndon, Professor of Practice, Journalism, was named Director of the Cox Institute.
- Author and consumer advocate Adam Levin pledges $150,000 to support the Cox Institute’s leadership development program.
- The Cox Institute Presents lecture series became the Reynolds lecture series during spring semester thanks to a grant used to attract 10 leading speakers on a variety of business and economic journalism topics.
- Kent Middleton recognized for his service as the Cox Institute director (2012-2015) during the Spring Leadership Banquet.
- A Grady entrepreneurial journalism team sponsored by the Cox Institute was selected to participate in the UGA Next Top Entrepreneur pitch competition.
- Janice Hume, journalism department head, named acting director of the the Cox Institute following the retirement of Kent Middleton.
- Cox Institute faculty member Keith Herndon was named an Atlanta Mobility Star for his role in developing and leading Grady’s Mobile News Lab.
- Hosted Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium in partnership with the Terry College of Business
- New cohort of Cox-SABEW Fellows attended the SABEW fall conference in New York City.
- Offered mobile news lab as a for-credit, special topics course
- Sponsored National Newspaper Association Foundation Fellow, Lauren McDonald
- Launched a training partnership in economic journalism with Society of American Business Editors and Writers (Cox-SABEW Fellowship)
- Launched “Cox Institute Presents,” an industry professional lecture series
- Renamed the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership
- Management Seminar for College News Editors recognized by College Media Matters as one of the “most indispensable regional, national and international conferences for individuals practicing, teaching, advising and studying journalism”
- Created a mobile news innovation lab with several leading industry partners that launched during the fall semester
- Sponsored National Newspaper Association Foundation Fellow, Kelsey Kent
- Sponsored a digital and mobile skills training workshop with the Society of Professional Journalists and the Online News Association student group
- Hosted media leadership symposium: “Managing News @ The Digital Edge;” proceedings published as a student-created book and eBook
- Partnered with Poynter Institute to create the Cox Poynter Leaders program offering a Poynter certificate in media leadership to competitively-selected students
- Appointed Professor Kent Middleton as director
- Sponsored Keith Herndon as a visiting professor
- Honored Conrad Fink, founding Institute director and legendary journalist and teacher, at University memorial service
- Partnered with CNN to host and train students attending the Management Seminar of College News Editors
- Partnered with the Poynter Institute to provide leadership training at the Management Seminar for College News Editors
- Hosted the Online Journalism Series: “Changing Media for Changing Readers: The Morris Model” and “The Information Center: Gannett’s 21st Century Newsroom”
- Sponsored an American Press Institute regional workshop focusing on its Newspaper Next initiative
- Hosted the Online Journalism Series: “The Business Model for Journalism in Transition” and “Multi-Media Journalism Narratives”
- Presented the first Betty Gage Holland Award recognizing excellence in college journalism
- Co-sponsored annual First Amendment Essay Contest in partnership with the Georgia Scholastic Press Association
- Appointed Cecil Bentley as assistant director
- Published: Conrad Fink’s Strategic Newspaper Management
- Hosted the first Management Seminar for College News Editors
- Established and hosted an industry executive-in-residence program
- Created the Cox Fellowship as an industry leader/student mentoring program
- Founded by Professor Conrad Fink as the Cox Institute for Newspaper Management Studies