- Dr. Amanda Bright named the Director of the Journalism Innovation Lab.
- Lori Johnston named the Director of the Journalism Writing Lab.
- A collaboration led by the Cox Institute received the Distinguished Paper Award for an innovative practice paper presented at the 2021 annual conference of the Association of Leadership Educators.
- The Leadership Educator podcast featured a discussion about the Cox Institute’s podcast initiatives.
- Keith Herndon, director of the Cox Institute, completed a 2020-21 Writing Fellowship with the University of Georgia’s Center for Teaching and Learning.
- Mikaela Cohen, a graduate assistant for the Cox Institute, earned the Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing.
- Cox Institute relaunches the Covering Poverty toolkit at CoveringPoverty.uga.edu.
- The 2021 class of Levin Leaders received their Leadership Medals during a special socially-distanced dinner at the UGA Center for Continuing Education.
- Two graduate students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communication – Mikaela Cohen and Jessica Wurst – published industry white papers with the Cox Institute.
- Twelve journalism students were selected during the Fall semester as Cox-SABEW Fellows, a financial journalism training program offered through the Cox Institute in partnership with the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW).
- Two Cox Institute graduate assistants – Charlotte Norsworthy and Caroline Windham – presented research papers at a virtual national leadership conference.
- The Scripps Howard Foundation awarded a grant to the Cox Institute for a poverty reporting initiative.
- An eBook featuring excerpts of interviews from The Lead podcast won two gold medals in the 2020 eLit Book Awards competition.
- The Lead podcast introduced Caroline Odom as its new student host in Fall 2020.
- 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.
- The 2020 Levin Leaders were recognized at the Spring Leadership Dinner held in March.
- Cox Institute hosted NewsCraft20 in February with a reporting theme centered around covering culture.
- Nick Chiles, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and best-selling author, was named as the Industry Fellow for 2020.
- An eBook featuring excerpts of interviews from The Lead podcast was released by Kendall Hunt Publishing.
- Seven journalism students were recognized as Cox-SABEW Fellows in New York City during the fall conference of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW).
- Charlotte Norsworthy, host of The Lead podcast, was inducted into the Sphinx Society, which is recognized as UGA’s highest student honor.
- The Journalism Writing Lab launched with Nick Chiles, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, as its featured instructor.
- Cox Institute and Newsy expanded student training relationship through new internships and summer training opportunities.
- Cox Innovation Fellowships featured the largest summer group with seven students participating in experiential learning activities.
- Keith Herndon, director of the Cox Institute, received the Darwin-Davis Award.
- Five journalism students served as the inaugural group of Morris Media Fellows.
- Keith Herndon, director of the Cox Institute, received a University of Georgia Creative Teaching Award.
- Cox Institute recognized its inaugural class of Levin Leaders.
- Cox Institute Director named William S. Morris Chair in News Strategy and Management.
- The Cox Institute Leaders program became the Levin Leaders initiative following a gift pledge from Adam Levin and the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation.
- Hosted the 23rd annual Management Seminar for College News Editors (MSCNE).
- Hosted an immersive bootcamp training session in coordination with the Google News Lab and News Media Alliance.
- Presented a third Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium focusing on the business of podcasting.
- Presented an innovative practice paper at the Association of Leadership Educators annual conference in Chicago, resulting from an ongoing collaboration with UGA’s Fanning Institute and the Cox Institute.
Recognized 15 aspiring student leaders who completed the Institute’s sixth leadership development cohort.
- Recognized Ryan Kor as the first Cox Institute Scholar.
Welcomed NPR’s Marilyn Geewax as the Institute’s second Industry Fellow.
- Presented “Leading Across Generations” session at Georgia Association of Broadcasters Conference.
- Sponsored Association of Leadership Educators Conference; director and graduate assistant presented innovative practice paper on thought leadership.
- Hosted the 22nd annual Management Seminar for College News Editors (MSCNE).
- Partnered with Atlanta Press Club on Annual Awards of Excellence presentation.
Led effort to launch the Independent Journalists Resource Coalition in partnership with the National Press Photographers Association and the UGA Small Business Development Center.
- Presented a second Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium focusing on the intersection of entrepreneurship and innovation in news.
Recognized 14 aspiring student leaders who completed the Institute’s fifth leadership development cohort.
Kicked off the first live Google training event after affiliating with the Google News Lab University Network.
Welcomed CNN’s Richard Griffiths as the Institute’s first Industry Fellow.
- Keith Herndon, Professor of Practice, Journalism, was named Director of the Cox Institute.
- Author and consumer advocate Adam Levin pledged $150,000 to support the Cox Institute’s leadership development program.
- The Cox Institute Presents lecture series became the Reynolds lecture series during spring semester thanks to a grant used to attract 10 leading speakers on a variety of business and economic journalism topics.
- Kent Middleton recognized for his service as the Cox Institute director (2012-2015) during the Spring Leadership Banquet.
- A Grady entrepreneurial journalism team sponsored by the Cox Institute was selected to participate in the UGA Next Top Entrepreneur pitch competition.
- Janice Hume, journalism department head, named acting director of the the Cox Institute following the retirement of Kent Middleton.
- Cox Institute faculty member Keith Herndon was named an Atlanta Mobility Star for his role in developing and leading Grady’s Mobile News Lab.
- Hosted Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium in partnership with the Terry College of Business
- New cohort of Cox-SABEW Fellows attended the SABEW fall conference in New York City.
- Offered mobile news lab as a for-credit, special topics course
- Sponsored National Newspaper Association Foundation Fellow, Lauren McDonald
- Launched a training partnership in economic journalism with Society of American Business Editors and Writers (Cox-SABEW Fellowship)
- Launched “Cox Institute Presents,” an industry professional lecture series
- Renamed the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership
- Management Seminar for College News Editors recognized by College Media Matters as one of the “most indispensable regional, national and international conferences for individuals practicing, teaching, advising and studying journalism”
- Created a mobile news innovation lab with several leading industry partners that launched during the fall semester
- Sponsored National Newspaper Association Foundation Fellow, Kelsey Kent
- Sponsored a digital and mobile skills training workshop with the Society of Professional Journalists and the Online News Association student group
- Hosted media leadership symposium: “Managing News @ The Digital Edge;” proceedings published as a student-created book and eBook
- Partnered with Poynter Institute to create the Cox Poynter Leaders program offering a Poynter certificate in media leadership to competitively-selected students
- Appointed Professor Kent Middleton as director
- Sponsored Keith Herndon as a visiting professor
- Honored Conrad Fink, founding Institute director and legendary journalist and teacher, at University memorial service
- Partnered with CNN to host and train students attending the Management Seminar of College News Editors
- Partnered with the Poynter Institute to provide leadership training at the Management Seminar for College News Editors
- Hosted the Online Journalism Series: “Changing Media for Changing Readers: The Morris Model” and “The Information Center: Gannett’s 21st Century Newsroom”
- Sponsored an American Press Institute regional workshop focusing on its Newspaper Next initiative
- Hosted the Online Journalism Series: “The Business Model for Journalism in Transition” and “Multi-Media Journalism Narratives”
- Presented the first Betty Gage Holland Award recognizing excellence in college journalism
- Co-sponsored annual First Amendment Essay Contest in partnership with the Georgia Scholastic Press Association
- Appointed Cecil Bentley as assistant director
- Published: Conrad Fink’s Strategic Newspaper Management
- Hosted the first Management Seminar for College News Editors
- Established and hosted an industry executive-in-residence program
- Created the Cox Fellowship as an industry leader/student mentoring program
- Founded by Professor Conrad Fink as the Cox Institute for Newspaper Management Studies