Institute Happenings

Cox Institute Graduate Assistant Earns Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing
Mikaela Cohen, a graduate assistant for the Cox Institute, recently earned the Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing. See more >

Cox Institute Journalism Innovation Lab Relaunches Online Poverty Reporting Toolkit
Community, local and national journalists can turn to Covering Poverty for tips, tutorials, resources and inspiration to write and report on people and poverty-related matters. See more >

The 2021 Levin Leaders Receive their Cox Institute Leadership Medals
The James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership has recognized its 2021 class of Levin Leaders by presenting the aspiring media leaders with their Leadership Medals. See more >

Cox Institute Director Featured as Strategy Podcast Guest
A recent episode of the Built on Strategy podcast featured Dr. Keith Herndon, director of the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership, as its guest. See more >

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 >

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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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