Institute Happenings

Journalism Innovation Lab Team finishes in top six in nationwide competition
The first-ever Journalism Innovation Lab Team from the Cox Institute of Innovation, Management and Leadership finished in the top six teams in the nation, out of more than 50, in the 2022 Reynolds Journalism Institution Student Innovation Competition. See more >

The 2022 Levin Leaders Receive their Cox Institute Leadership Medals
The Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership recognized its 2022 class of Levin Leaders by presenting the students with the Institute’s Leadership Medal. See more >

Indiana Daily Student Wins Betty Gage Holland Award
The Indiana Daily Student’s October 2021 story “In the dark: Transparency rule fails to shed light on costs for IU Health Bloomington patients” by Kaitlyn Radde and Carson TerBush was this year’s winner. See more >

Ken Foskett Named Cox Institute’s Industry Fellow for 2022
Ken Foskett, an award-winning investigative journalist and acclaimed author, is the 2022 Industry Fellow with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership at the University of Georgia. See more >

Kyra Posey Wins Award from Georgia Association of Broadcasters
Kyra Posey, a graduate assistant with the Cox Institute, received the Innovator Award presented by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters at the DiGamma Kappa 2022 Winter Banquet. See more >

Cox Institute Announces New University Certificate in News Literacy Starting Fall 2022
The Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership at the University of Georgia will launch a new academic Certificate in News Literacy during the Fall 2022 semester. See more >

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Journalism Innovation Lab

Student participants receive instruction in the latest techniques for digital storytelling and apply their learning through projects arranged with media partners.

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Business and Finance Instruction

Each year dozens of journalism students sharpen their career skills through courses, programs and projects aimed at teaching fundamental business concepts.

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Levin Leaders Program

The Cox Institute offers top journalism students the opportunity to study leadership development principles during each Spring semester.

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The Cox Institute Mission

The James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership prepares students and professionals for leadership and entrepreneurial roles in the evolving news media. As digital technologies continue to transform the structures, practices and operations of journalistic enterprises, the Cox Institute is at the forefront of addressing strategic challenges faced by contemporary news organizations. The Cox Institute sponsors a variety of training programs and applied research projects. The Cox Institute was established in 1990 by the late Conrad Fink, a legendary journalism professor, as the Cox Institute for Newspaper Management Studies. Its current name was adopted in 2014 to reflect an enhanced mission. The Institute honors the late James M. Cox Jr., who headed Cox Enterprises and Cox Broadcasting Corporation from 1957 until 1974. It is funded by the Jim Cox Jr. Foundation.

Betty Gage Holland Award

The Betty Gage Holland Award annually recognizes excellence in college journalism and honors the late Betty Gage Holland.
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