College Editors Convene at Grady for MSCNE14

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.

Sponsored by the Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership, the seminar will be led by nearly 20 educators and industry professionals.

Featured presenters include Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center; Butch Ward, senior faculty at The Poynter Institute; Anna Gonzalez, social media manager at CNN; Shawn McIntosh, deputy managing editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Selwyn Crawford, team leader/special writer for The Dallas Morning News; John Reetz, owner of Media Solutions Partners; Sarah Lawrence, graphic designer for Paste Magazine; and Billy Weeks, photojournalist.

Grady College journalism faculty members Valerie Boyd, Barry Hollander, Mark Johnson, Kent Middleton and Welch Suggs also will lead or moderate sessions.

Student editors will gain hands-on multimedia experience and participate in a simulated news event that involves UGA police and health officials. They also will meet with reporters and producers at CNN in Atlanta. Paul Crum, vice president of U.S. news operations will moderate this session.

The James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership prepares students and professionals for leadership roles in the news media. 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.

Date: July 23, 2014
Author:  Cecil Bentley, 706/542-4993
Contact:  Cecil Bentley,