Institute Happenings

The Lead Podcast Welcomes New Student Host for Fall 2020
The Cox Institute’s podcast, The Lead, will feature a new student host when season nine begins in Fall 2020, Caroline Odom. See more >

Norsworthy Awarded Two Industry Scholarships
The Grady College’s Charlotte Norsworthy was recently awarded two industry scholarships in recognition of academic achievements related to media technology and innovation. See more >

The Lead Podcast Wins First Place in SPJ Regional Awards
The Society of Professional Journalists recognized Grady’s The Lead Podcast and its host Charlotte Norsworthy as among the best of collegiate journalism for Region 3 in 2019. See more >

Cox Institute Recognized 2020 Levin Leaders and Awarded Grady Journalism Scholarships and Fellowships at Spring Leadership Dinner
These students, family, faculty, staff and guests gathered at the University of Georgia’s Special Collections Library for a dinner ceremony where they heard from Nick Chiles, Grady’s writing lab coach, who is this year’s Cox Institute Industry Fellow. See more >

Paul Pagnato Advises UGA Students to Prepare for Unprecedented Change
A leading financial adviser and author of a new book, Transparency Wave, encouraged University of Georgia students to prepare for a decade of unprecedented change. 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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