Murrow Fellows sit at tables and serve as panelists.The Murrow Fellows served as panelists for a discussion with students about misinformation and the 24-hour news cycle in the United States. (Photos: Sarah E. Freeman)

Murrow Fellows discuss misinformation during visit with Cox International Center

Seventeen international journalists were part of the Murrow Fellow program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and Poynter and hosted for the day by the Cox International Center on Nov. 9. 2022. The Murrow Fellows invited journalists to the United States from around the world including Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, just to name a few. The journalists are selected to tour the U.S. and learn about journalistic practices over a three-week period. The journalists were selected by embassies in their home countries.

“This Fellowship is one of the most prestigious media programs funded by the Department of State and we are honored by again be selected to work with these visitors, who are very senior journalists in their home countries,” said Tudor Vlad, executive director of the Cox International Center.

Cox International Center welcomes young Georgian journalists for digital media training

Early-to-mid-career journalists from the country Georgia visited Grady College to take classes in the area of digital media.  Following a week at Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, the young group of international journalists is now spending two weeks in Athens, studying multi-platform storytelling, media engineering, convergence in the newsroom, execution of fact-checking operations and new trends in media business models. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Georgia Media Education Program (MEP) is a partnership between the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research and the New Media Institute, both units of Grady College, along with Poynter Institute.

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Jooyoung Kim named director of Cox International Center

Jooyoung Kim, the Dan Magill Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Sports Communication, has been named director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research.

Tudor Vlad, the current Cox International Center director, will assume a new role as executive director. Vlad has led dozens of international training missions and welcomed hundreds of visiting journalists from around the world to UGA over many years of service to the college.

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Cox International Center Develops One of The Three African Civic Engagement Academy Courses

Amid the 2020 coronavirus pandemic the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research began its work in creating one of the three courses for the African Civic Engagement Academy (ACEA). The project was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) program. It began in early 2020 and went live in September of 2021.

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Discussing Post-COVID Collaboration with Strategic Partner in Romania

“We have all learned from the pandemic period that online education is a valuable tool, but we also need to remember that some of our most successful joint projects have come from in-person visits and workshops,” Dr. Tudor Vlad, director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, told the professors and researchers of the College of Political, Administrative and Communication Studies (FSPAC) at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in August 2021.

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Launch of Online Course on Digital Storytelling for Mandela Washington Program

In July of 2020, the Cox International Center (in collaboration with the UGA Office of Global Engagement) was awarded a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of State to develop an online training program for Mandela Washington Fellows and Alumni. The Cox International Center is an outreach unit of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

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Cox International Center Goes Virtual During Pandemic

In March 2020, classes and most of the activities at the University of Georgia were moved from in-person to online as a result of the COVID pandemic. To stay active and continue achieving the goal of supporting freedom of expression and independent journalism around the world, the Cox International Center developed a variety of online and distance learning training programs.

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Fulbright Scholar Visits Cox International Center

Delia Cristina Balas (Balaban), Ph.D. (European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder, Germany) is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University of Georgia. Delia Cristina Balas is a visiting scholar from February 1 to May 31, 202, and her stay is sponsored by the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, the international outreach unit of the Grady College.

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Women Sports Journalists Visit  Cox International Center

“Being in the focus of an event like the Olympics gives a city and surrounding areas an opportunity to expand its collective perspective of the world, to interact with people from varied cultures, to gain and extend friendships, and to obtain better understanding of the diverse nature of those who occupy our earth,” Dr. Richard Hudson, UGA Olympics coordinator told a group of 25 international women sports journalists on November 18, 2019.

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Workshop on Media and Technology Literacy in Bucharest

“We need to focus on balancing the wide-ranging pros and cons so that we can better harness the disruption that technology has introduced,” Megan Ward, administrative director of the New Media Institute at the University of Georgia, told the participants in a workshop at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania, in early November 2019.

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Cox International Center Contributes To International Conference

“There is a huge variability in the communication skills and education among members of local governments in rural areas both in the United States and in Romania”, Dr. Tudor Vlad, director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, told participants in the Transylvanian International Conference in Public Relations in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in October 2019.

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