- Presented “Leading Across Generations” session at Georgia Association of Broadcasters Conference.
- Sponsored Association of Leadership Educators Conference; director and graduate assistant presented innovative practice paper on thought leadership.
- Hosted the 22nd annual Management Seminar for College News Editors (MSCNE).
- Partnered with Atlanta Press Club on Annual Awards of Excellence presentation.
Led effort to launch the Independent Journalists Resource Coalition in partnership with the National Press Photographers Association and the UGA Small Business Development Center.
- Presented a second Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium focusing on the intersection of entrepreneurship and innovation in news.
Recognized 14 aspiring student leaders who completed the Institute’s fifth leadership development cohort.
Kicked off the first live Google training event after affiliating with the Google News Lab University Network.
Welcomed CNN’s Richard Griffiths as the Institute’s first Industry Fellow.
- 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