Institute Happenings

Grad Students Publish White Papers with Cox Institute
Two graduate students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communication published industry white papers with the Cox Institute during the Fall 2020 semester. See more >

Cox Institute Announces its Cox-SABEW Fellows for 2020
Twelve journalism students were selected during the Fall semester as Cox-SABEW Fellows, a financial journalism training program offered through the Cox Institute in partnership with the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW). See more >

The Red & Black wins 2020 Betty Gage Holland Award
The Red & Black, an independent student news organization covering The University of Georgia, is the 2020 winner of the Betty Gage Holland Award for excellence in college journalism. See more >

Cox Institute Grad Assistants Present Papers at Leadership Conference
Two graduate assistants of the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership presented research papers this summer during a national leadership conference. See more >

Scripps Howard Foundation Awards Grant to fund Cox Institute’s Reporting Project
The Scripps Howard Foundation has awarded a grant to the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership for a poverty reporting initiative. 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 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. 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, 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.

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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