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).‬

As of Monday, June 12, 2017, registration for MSCNE 2017 has closed. To be placed on the waitlist, email name of student, title of student (i.e. editor-in-chief, social media editor), name of student publication, academic institution and name and email address of student publication adviser to Diane Murray ( You will be notified via email by Monday, July 10 if you are selected from the waitlist to attend the conference. Please note if you are selected to attend the conference, then you must be prepared to register and pay the registration fee immediately upon notification and acceptance of the invitation.

Sponsored by the Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership and directed by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., the seminar will be led by nearly 20 educators and industry professionals. The late Conrad Fink started the program in 1996 to better prepare campus news editors for top management positions at their news organizations.

MSCNE 2016

Photos from MSCNE 2016

Featured presenters this year include: Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center; Butch Ward, senior faculty at The Poynter Institute; Akili Ramsess, executive director of the National Press Photographers Association; Selwyn Crawford (ABJ ’81), team leader/special writer for The Dallas Morning News; Daniel Petty, Senior Editor for the Denver Post; Kim Wilson, founder & CEO of Social News Desk; John Reetz, owner of Media Solutions Partners; photojournalist Billy Weeks.

Grady faculty Keith Herndon (ABJ ’82) and Nsenga K. Burton will also lead sessions.

MSCNE participants will also travel to Atlanta and meet with reporters, editors and producers at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WSB-TV and CNN. Student editors will gain hands-on multimedia experience and participate in a simulated news event that involves UGA public safety and communications officials.

For more information, contact Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D, director, MSCNE.

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