Institute Happenings

Cox Institute Launches 2nd Year of Digital Natives Program
The Digital Natives program is launching its second year of bringing UGA journalism students with digital news expertise into Georgia newsrooms for one week to help local journalists accomplish specific digital goals. See more >

Cox Institute Names its 2021 SABEW Fellows
Ten journalism students were selected during the Fall semester as Cox-SABEW Fellows.   See more >

UGA Student Earns Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing
Jacqueline GaNun, an undergraduate student at the University of Georgia, recently earned the Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing.   See more >

The Lead Podcast Welcomes New Graduate Assistant as Host for Fall 2021
The Cox Institute named a new graduate student as the host of The Lead podcast for the 2021-2022 academic year.   See more >

Cox Institute Adds New Directors, Initiatives to Benefit Students and Industry 
A new organizational and leadership structure will expand the training mission of the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership.   See more >

See More Activities >


Journalism Innovation Lab

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

Learn More >


Business and Finance Instruction

Each year dozens of journalism students sharpen their career skills through courses, programs and projects aimed at teaching fundamental business concepts.

Learn More >


Levin Leaders Program

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

Learn More >

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.
Learn More >