The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), one of the nation’s largest state trade organizations dedicated to technology and innovation, recently recognized the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership for its role in contributing an article to the latest issue of Hub Magazine.
The article entitled “Commitment to Innovation Keeps Georgia at the Forefront of the Nation’s News Industry” appears in the latest issue which focused on the state’s dominance in the media and entertainment technology sector.
The article, written by Keith Herndon, the Cox Institute’s director, discusses Georgia as the home of media giant Cox Enterprises, Inc. and as the birthplace of CNN and the Weather Channel. It explains the influence these organizations have had in the news industry and in spawning an ecosystem that has fostered other news and information businesses such as Inform and NewsON. Herndon’s article begins on page 16 and can be read through the digital version of Hub Magazine, which can be found here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1170609
Georgia plays a significant role in the overall media and entertainment tech industry. TV networks, film studios, digital gaming and more created $6 billion in economic impact in Georgia in 2015 and the state is the third most profitable in the nation when it comes to entertainment, behind California and New York, respectively, according to TAG.
In addition to Herndon’s article, the issue features a cover article by Cameron Clayton, CEO of The Weather Company, an IBM Business, profiles the creative coast of Savannah and showcases Georgia’s news technology start-ups.
About Hub Magazine
Hub Magazine features timely news, ideas, people and trends that are at the intersection of Georgia’s Emerging technology community. Published bimonthly, HUB Magazine is a publication of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and reaches more than 30,000 technologists via print and digital distribution. Learn more at: www.hubga.com
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.