Institute Happenings

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

Grady, in partnership with Terry College, hosts Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium

Grady’s Cox Institute for Journalism, Innovation, Management and Leadership in partnership with the Terry College of Business Entrepreneurship Program hosted the Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium on October 21 – 22, 2015.  See More >

Grady Students Complete Fall 2015 Mobile News Lab

A group of 13 journalism students interested in learning about mobile news production and presentation participated in the in the Grady College’s Fall 2015 Mobile News Lab. See More >

Grady Students Recognized as Fall 2015 Cox-SABEW Fellows

Four Grady students took on the Big Apple 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. This year’s conference was held at the City University of New York, October 8-9. See More >

Keith Herndon named an Atlanta Mobility Star for 2015 

Keith Herndon, a visiting professor of journalism at Grady College, was named one of five Atlanta Mobility Stars at a luncheon at Mobility LIVE! Oct. 29. Herndon was recognized for creating and leading Grady’s Mobile News Lab, which launched in Fall 2014 and has since trained 42 of Grady’s student journalists. See More >


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 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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