Institute Happenings

  • Kathryn Harris and Erin Smith, members of the inaugural Grady Mobile News Lab, pilot test an app for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium (October 21 – 22, 2015)

Grady’s Cox Institute for Journalism, Innovation, Management and Leadership in partnership with the Terry College of Business Entrepreneurship Program presents the Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium on October 21 and 22. Click Here for the Schedule of Events >

The Cox Institute Presents: Young Alumni in a Conversation on the Future of News

Three Grady graduates will return during Homecoming Week for the latest installment of the Cox Institute Presents lecture series. See More >

Grady students begin Fall 2015 Mobile News Lab

A group of 13 journalism students interested in learning about mobile news production and presentation are participating in the in the Mobile News Lab, an extracurricular program sponsored by the Grady Cox Institute, partnered with Grady’s ONA/SPJ chapter. See More >


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Front Row (l-r): Justin Patton, Catherine Schmitt, Mary Elizabeth Knight, Evelyn Andrews, Shakera Lewis, Keith Herndon. Second Row: Samuel Darby, Maya Clark, Kayla Janas, Eli Watkins, Taylor West, Carly Ralston, John McFadden. Third Row: Nicholas Murphy, Andrew Plaskowsky, Kathryn Roberts, Joshua Wakefield.

 Mobile News Lab

A mobile news lab project launched in Fall 2014. Student participants receive instruction in the latest techniques of mobile news gathering and digitalstorytelling and apply their learning through projects arranged with media partners including CNN, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and others.

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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 Poynter Leaders Program

The Cox Institute and the Poynter Institute’s News University have partnered to offer top Grady journalism students the opportunity to earn a Media Leadership Certificate during the Spring semester.

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A New Name and an Enhanced Mission

We are now the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership, a name that better identifies our mission as digital technologies continue to transform the organization, practices and management of journalistic enterprises. As part of the Grady College, the Cox Institute prepares students and professionals for leadership roles in the news media. By sponsoring intensive training programs and conducting applied research, the Cox Institute will be at the forefront of addressing the strategic challenges faced by contemporary news organizations.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. It is named for the late James M. Cox Jr., who headed Cox Enterprises and Cox Broadcasting Corporation from 1957 until 1974.> Learn more about this exciting 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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