In fulfillment of its mission to encourage the development of a free and independent press, the Cox Center conducts training workshops for journalists and other communication professionals. Most workshops are held outside the United States and are conducted in collaboration with local organizations and institutions.
Workshop topics are selected by the trainees’ organization or institution in consultation with the Cox Center. Instructors for the workshops come from the University of Georgia, across the United States, and from the region being served.
All participants are expected to contribute insights from their own experiences. Workshops are an opportunity to exchange ideas, and both “instructors” and “students” are expected to learn from the interaction.
Since 1997, the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research has conducted 65 international workshops in 23 countries. The total number of foreign participants is 2,397.
|YEAR||PURPOSE||LOCATION||# OF PARTICIPANTS|
|2019||Importance of communication skills||Romania||35|
|Fake news and information disorders in the digital age||Romania||40|
|Roundtable discussion on multidisciplinary initiatives||USA (Arizona)||6|
|New technologies’ effects on mass communication||China||25|
|2017||Government-media relationship: Republic of Moldova||Moldova||40|
|Communication and urban development||Romania||30|
|Attracting US students via Fulbright||Romania||50|
|Program in Romania focusing on health communication||Romania||45|
|International public administration event||Romania||150|
|2016||Conference on media coverage of European Union||Romania||40|
|Roundtable on mass communication education||USA (Athens)||24|
|Conference on media and the public sphere||USA (Athens)||50|
|Workshop on communication and public administration||China||110|
|Conference on media and the public sphere||France||30|
|Conference on education and regional security||Romania||50|
|The role of communication in public administration||Romania||60|
|The future of journalism||(USA) Kettering||15|
|1998 – 2014: The Cox Center held more than 50 workshops in which 1,487 people from 20 countries participated. Find the detailed information in the archive.|