Institute Happenings

Collaboration Led by Cox Institute Wins Distinguished Paper Award at ALE Conference
A collaboration led by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership received the Distinguished Paper Award for an innovative practice paper presented at the 2021 annual conference of the Association of Leadership Educators. See more >

Cox Institute’s Podcast Work Featured on Leadership Podcast
A recent episode of The Leadership Educator podcast featured a discussion about the podcast initiatives of the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership. See more >

UGA Journalism Student Awarded Internship Funded by Scripps Howard Foundation
Janelle Ward, a rising senior at the University of Georgia, will intern this summer with the Athens Banner-Herald as part of a program funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation. See more >

Cox Institute Director Completes CTL Writing Fellowship
Dr. Keith Herndon, director of the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership, completed the 2020-21 Writing Fellowship with the University of Georgia’s Center for Teaching and Learning. See more >

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 >

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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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