The Institute

The Cox Institute is part of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

The James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership prepares students for leadership roles in the news media. By sponsoring intensive training programs and funding applied research, the Cox Institute is at the forefront of addressing the strategic challenges faced by contemporary news organizations.

The Cox Institute was established in 1990 by the late Conrad Fink, a legendary journalism professor at the University of Georgia. It is named for the late James M. Cox Jr., who headed Cox Enterprises and Cox Broadcasting Corporation from 1957 until 1974.