2017 Activities

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Seven Grady Students Held Cox Innovation Fellowships in Summer and Fall Terms

Seven students in the Journalism Department at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication held Innovation Fellowships with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism, Management and Leadership during the 2017 Summer and Fall Terms. See More >

Two Cox-SABEW Fellows Chosen for Bloomberg News Internships

Lisa Fu and Zach Hansen, two Grady journalism students who were Cox-SABEW Fellows, have been selected to be interns at Bloomberg News following their December graduations. See More >

Cox Institute Supports Grady Team at SEC Pitch Competition

Two Grady students and their start-up business were selected to represent the University of Georgia at the Southeastern Conference Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition. See More >

Grady Journalism Students Complete Fall Mobile News Lab

A group of 18 journalism students completed the Grady College’s Fall 2017 Mobile News Lab. The Mobile News Lab introduced participants to a variety of mobile media concepts and provided them the opportunity to engage in experiential learning projects in video, social media and virtual reality. See more >

Grady students recognized as 2017 Cox-SABEW Fellows

Six Grady College students were recognized in New York City during the fall conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) through a fellowship organized and sponsored by the college’s Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership. See More >

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax to be Industry Fellow at Grady’s Cox Institute

Marilyn Geewax, a senior business editor at NPR, will serve as an Industry Fellow with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership during the spring 2018 semester at the University of Georgia. See More >

Cox Institute Hosts Georgia Press Association J-School

The James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management, and Leadership hosted the 2017 Georgia Press Association’s J-School training in partnership with the Georgia First Amendment Foundation Sept. 28-29. See More >

PILOT Sponsors UGA’s Grady Mobile News Lab for Fall 2017

NAB’s PILOT innovation initiative will sponsor the Mobile News Lab project at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication during Fall 2017. See More >

Investigative Report on Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses Wins 2017 Holland Award

For demonstrated commitment to investigative, in-depth reporting, Nicole Ares of the College Heights Herald at Western Kentucky University is the 2017 winner of the University of Georgia’s Betty Gage Holland Award for excellence in college journalism. See More >

MSCNE 17 Trains College News Editors to Make Quality Journalism Their Priority

College news editors from around the country developed their journalism and leadership skills at this year’s Management Seminar for College News Editors (MSCNE) held at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication July 23-28. See More >

White Paper: Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium

Cox Institute graduate assistant Ryan Kor wrote an industry white paper about the Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium. The symposium took place on April 12, 2017. The paper explores themes such as entrepreneurship, innovation, and independent journalism using information from the symposium sessions. See More >

Cox Institute Sponsor of Annual Leadership Conference

The James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management, and Leadership sponsored the opening reception of the Association of Leadership Educators (ALE) annual conference in Charleston, South Carolina on July 9. See More >

Three Grady Students Complete Their Work as Cox Innovation Fellows

Three students in the Journalism Department at the Grady College are completing their work as Innovation Fellows with the Cox Institute. Seniors Michelle Baruchman and Daniel Funke and third-year student Mollie Simon contributed to the operations and journalism projects of the Cox Institute in a variety of ways over the past academic year.‬ See More >

Cox Institute and NPPA spearhead resource effort for independent journalists

A working group called the Independent Journalists Resource Coalition (IJRC) was launched today at the University of Georgia as part of an effort to bring new training and support to a growing number of journalists who work independently.‬ See More >

Cox Institute Partners with Atlanta Press Club for Annual Awards

The Cox Institute was the presenting partner for this year’s Atlanta Press Club Awards of Excellence. The awards ceremony, which attracted an audience of more than 200 media professionals, was held April 13 at the Commerce Club in downtown Atlanta. See More >

Cox Institute Leader Selected for Pulliam Fellowship

Zachary Hansen, a Grady College journalism major, has been selected to participate in the 2017 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship operated by Gannett Co. newspapers. Hansen, who expects to graduate in December 2017, will work this summer as a paid reporter at The Arizona Republic and will participate in reporter training organized through the fellowship.‬ See More >

Cox Institute Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 MSCNE

More than 50 college journalists from across the U.S. will learn leadership, management, content development and new media production skills at the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication on July 23-28, 2017, at the 22nd annual Management Seminar for College News Editors (MSCNE).‬ See More >

Cox Institute Leader and Innovation Fellow Named to Prestigious Google News Lab Fellowship

Daniel Funke, a senior journalism student at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been named a Google News Lab Fellow. The Google News Lab Fellowship offers journalism students from around the country the opportunity to apply for one of eight summer work experiences at premier journalism organizations including Nieman Journalism Lab, Pew Research Center and ProPublica. See More >

Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium Set for April 12

Please join us on April 12 for our day-long Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium.
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Grady Journalism students complete 2017 Cox Institute Leaders Program

The Cox Institute recognized the aspiring student leaders who completed the Institute’s fifth leadership development program. Fourteen students were selected from a pool of faculty nominations based on a demonstrated commitment to their professional development through work in student media, internships and other student activities. See More >

Google News Lab Training Comes to Grady Feb. 15

Google News Lab training kicks off at the Grady College on Feb. 15 and will mark the first live event since the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership joined the Google News Lab’s new university training network. See More >

Season 2 of The Lead podcast begins with Industry Fellow interview

The Lead, a student-produced podcast, began its second season featuring an interview with CNN’s highest ranking news leader. Sponsored by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership, the podcast features interviews with faculty and industry guests about the future of the news industry and tips for aspiring student journalists. See More >

Grady Partners with First Draft News; Clinch Lecture Kicks Off Relationship Sponsored by Cox Institute

David Clinch, the Global News Editor at Storyful, said news organizations are hiring journalists with the necessary blend of social media savvy, journalism training and business skills as they seek to maximize the value of verified content. Clinch spoke January 19 to a class on information gathering to kick off Grady’s new formal partnership with First Draft News, an organization dedicated to fostering fact-checking and content verification. See More >