A New Name and an Enhanced Mission

The Cox Institute is part of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

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.



Mobile News LabMobile Lab
A mobile news lab project will launch in Fall 2014. Student participants will 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.  Learn More >


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. Learn More >
Cox Poynter Fellows 2014


College Editors Convene at Grady for MSCNE 2014
Fifty-nine college journalists from 26 states and the District of Columbia will learn leadership, management and content development skills at the 19th annual Management Seminar for College News Editors on July 27 – Aug. 1 at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. See More >

Financial Literacy for Communicators Class presents awards
A special topics course initiated by the Cox Institute, “Financial Literacy for Communicators,” concluded April 28 with a student awards ceremony. See More >

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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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