Dr. Tudor Vlad

Associate Director of the Cox International Center, Senior Research Scientist, Journalism

About: Dr. Vlad’s research focuses on media challenges in emerging democracies and impact of midcareer training programs for journalists. He conducted workshops for journalists around the world.

Education

Ph.D. Philology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

B.S. Literature, University of Bucharest, Romania

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Vlad’s research focuses on media challenges in emerging democracies and impact of midcareer training programs for journalists. He conducted workshops for journalists around the world.

The Labor Market for University Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates Lee B. Becker, Ann Hollifield & Tudor Vlad

Abstract: The value of news content is determined by the knowledge, experience and talent of the individuals producing it. This paper examines changes in the labor market for journalists across a crucial period and concludes that the labor market from which media industries draw is largely a reflection of the overall economy. Changes in the […]

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Factors Influencing Journalism Performance in Developing and Transitional Countries Ann Hollifield, Lee B. Becker & Tudor Vlad

Abstract: In the past quarter century, governments, foundations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have poured vast sums of money into emerging and transitional countries with the goal of developing  sustainable, high-quality news media.  The goal has been to encourage journalism that meets generally accepted international standards for professional journalism that supports transparent, democratic, non-corrupt government, and economic […]

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Factors Influencing Journalism Performance in Developing and Transitional Countries Ann Hollifield, Lee B. Becker & Tudor Vlad

Abstract: This study examines the economic, organizational, legal, and political factors in the ecology of news organizations that are related to the production of quality journalism in developing and transitional countries.  The study uses data generated by the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) and ZenithOptimedia to examine the research question. Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative […]

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Connectivity and Freedom Lee B. Becker and Tudor Vlad

Abstract: This paper compares data on Internet connectivity gathered by the Gallup World Poll against data from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication. The ITU indicator is an individual measure and is based on official governmental reports. The Gallup indicator from survey data asked about Internet access […]

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Experience

Dr. Vlad worked as a journalist in Romania for 20 years. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Georgia, Dr. Vlad was the chair of the Journalism Department of the Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, and director of the World Free Press Institute. Dr. Vlad has been a visiting IREX Fellow at the University of North Carolina and a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Georgia.

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Journalists from North Africa and the Near East visit Grady College

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