Institute Happenings

Grady’s SPJ Wins Outstanding Chapter for Region 3 
The Grady College’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) was recognized as the outstanding student chapter in Region Three for the 2018-2019 academic year. See more >

Agenda Set for 2019 Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium
The 2019 program begins on the evening of Oct. 21 with our Grady Mobile News Lab project showcase and ends late the following afternoon when we recognize the winner of the Pete McCommons Award for Distinguished Community Journalism. See more >

Cox Institute Launches Grady Writing Lab with Nick Chiles
The Grady Writing Lab launched this semester to provide journalism students an opportunity to review and improve their writing outside of the traditional classroom. See more >

University of North Alabama’s Newspaper Wins Betty Gage Holland Award
The Flor-Ala at the University of North Alabama and former editor-in-chief Harley Duncan are the 2019 winners of the University of Georgia’s Betty Gage Holland Award for excellence in college journalism. See more >

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 Mobile News Lab

Student participants receive instruction in the latest techniques of mobile news gathering and digital storytelling and apply their learning through projects arranged with media partners.

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Management Seminar for College News Editors

Each summer more than 50 top college editors sharpen their leadership and management skills at the MSCNE where they learn from leading editors, publishers and educators.

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Cox Institute’s Levin Leaders Program

The Cox Institute offers top Grady journalism students the opportunity to study leadership development principles during each Spring semester.

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The Cox Institute Mission

The James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership prepares students and professionals for leadership and entrepreneurial roles in the evolving news media. As digital technologies continue to transform the structures, practices and operations of journalistic enterprises, the Cox Institute is at the forefront of addressing strategic challenges faced by contemporary news organizations. As part of the Grady College, the Cox Institute sponsors a variety of training programs and applied research projects. 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. Its current name was adopted in 2014 to reflect an enhanced mission. The Institute honors the late James M. Cox Jr., who headed Cox Enterprises and Cox Broadcasting Corporation from 1957 until 1974. It is funded by the Jim Cox Jr. Foundation. Learn more about the name change on the Grady College website.

Betty Gage Holland Award

The Betty Gage Holland Award annually recognizes excellence in college journalism and honors the late Betty Gage Holland.
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