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Privacy Conference Set to Explore Consumer Issues

Increasing news coverage of identity theft, consumer fraud and emerging technologies like facial recognition and drones make it essential for reporters to understand the intersection of technology and consumer privacy. The University of Georgia is hosting a privacy conference Sept. 30 so that students in journalism and consumer sciences will be better informed about privacy […]

Industry Training Program Prepares Journalism Students for Media Leadership Roles

The Grady College James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership has partnered with the Poynter Institute for a third year to offer a media leadership certificate that prepares top journalism students for leadership roles in a “digital first” era influenced by social media and an explosion in mobile platforms. Thirteen students […]

Jabian Consulting Leads Session for Cox Poynter Leaders

Four management consultants from Atlanta-based Jabian Consulting recently conducted a leadership workshop for top journalism students at the Grady College. The Feb. 9 session was part of an eight-week Cox Poynter Leaders Program that is preparing 13 competitively-selected students for media leadership roles.  The workshop was based on leadership articles the consulting company had compiled […]

Cox Leader, SABEW Fellow selected for the Pulliam Fellowship

Kathryn Roberts, a Grady College journalism major with a public affairs emphasis, has been selected to participate in the 2015 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship operated by Gannett Co. newspapers. Roberts, a senior from Johns Creek, Georgia, will work as a paid reporter at The Arizona Republic and will participate in reporter training organized through the fellowship. […]

Herndon Receives Business Journalism Grant from Reynolds National Center

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has awarded Keith Herndon a visiting business journalism professorship at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The professorship is for the 2016 spring semester. As part of the grant, Herndon will teach two courses related to business journalism and will work […]

College Editors Convene at Grady for 20th Annual MSCNE

Sixty college journalists from 26 states and the District of Columbia will learn leadership, management and content development skills at the 20th annual Management Seminar for College News Editors on July 26-31 at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Sponsored by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, […]

Journalism Innovation Lab Launches

Student participants receive instruction in the latest techniques for digital storytelling and apply their learning through projects arranged with media partners.  The name Journalism Innovation Lab reflects an expanded digital training mission that began in 2020, when it replaced the Mobile News Lab (see below). Content Initiatives The Cox Institute also sponsors and facilitates various […]

4 Journalism Students Study Business News on Wall Street Over Spring Break

Four Grady College journalism students spent spring break participating in a fellowship of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers organized and sponsored by Grady's Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership. Students visit the iconic Bull in New York's financial district. (Credit: Keith Herndon) Kathleen LaPorte, Cailin O'Brien, Maria Torres and Nicholas […]