Cox Institute’s Norsworthy Recognized for Academics and Work Performance

Charlotte Norsworthy prepares for an interview for The Lead podcast. Athens, Georgia, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Sarah E. Freeman/Grady College

The University of Georgia has recognized this year’s Cox Institute undergraduate student worker for her academic excellence and her outstanding job performance.

Charlotte Norsworthy recently received the George M. Abney Honors Award, which goes to the Grady graduating senior who has achieved the most impressive record in the university’s honors program.  This week, Norsworthy attended the university’s banquet honoring the “Top 100 Student Workers.” Norsworthy was nominated for the student worker honor by the Cox Institute in recognition of her excellent work this year maintaining the Institute’s website and serving as the host and producer of its podcast, “The Lead.”

“It’s great for Charlotte to receive the university’s recognition through these prestigious awards. She is a student who combines a keen intellect with an exceptional work ethic,” said. Dr. Keith Herndon, Director of the Cox Institute. “Grady is a better place because of her efforts during her time as an undergraduate.”

Norsworthy said, “It is such an honor to have been recognized for my hard work at the Grady College and through the Honors Program. These experiences have prepared me more for my future career than any other experiences at the University of Georgia. I am truly grateful for the opportunities that have been afforded to me.”

She will be returning to the Cox Institute next year as a graduate assistant and will serve as the inaugural Morris Masters Fellow, a research and service assistantship funded by the Morris Chair in News Strategy and Management. Dr. Herndon also holds that chair.

Before returning to Grady, Norsworthy has a busy summer planned.  She will spend time in New York and Washington, D.C. as part of the Journalism in the Era of Disinformation Fellowship (JED) Fellowship, which gives student journalists from the United States and Germany the opportunity to meet their peers and learn about the role that disinformation plays in political coverage in both countries.

“I am very excited to participate in this fellowship, which combines both of my interests in journalism and political science. This experience will be an incredible opportunity to further conversations on collaborative news,” Norsworthy said.

Following the JED Fellowship, Norsworthy will be back in Athens co-editing a digital book on media leadership based on the six seasons of interviews from The Lead podcast. The book will be published by Kendall-Hunt in 2020.