Seven Grady Students Held Cox Innovation Fellowships in Summer and Fall Terms

The Cox Innovation Fellows for Summer and Fall 2017 were (l-r): Noelle Lashley, Nathan Bramel, Mollie Simon, Garrett Michael, Charlotte Norsworthy, Denver Ellison and Reann Huber.

Seven students in the Journalism Department at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication held Innovation Fellowships with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism, Management and Leadership during the 2017 Summer and Fall Terms.

The students contributed to projects sponsored by the Cox Institute in a variety of ways. Denver Ellison, Reann Huber and Garrett Michael were assigned to work in the news and programming operations at WUGA, the Athens public radio affiliate, during the summer. Huber has been designated as a “Senior Innovation Fellow” and will continue with the program during her post-graduate internship with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this spring.

Mollie Simon and Charlotte Norsworthy provided research assistance to Ian Urbina, a New York Times investigative reporter who is completing a book project. Norsworthy also maintained the Cox Institute website, a role Simon fulfilled in the previous academic year. Norsworthy will continue as an Innovation Fellow during the spring semester.

Noelle Lashley and Nathan Bramel co-hosted “The Lead,” a podcast sponsored by the Cox Institute where the student hosts interview various news leaders during their visits to Grady. Lashley and Bramel will return as co-hosts during the spring semester.

“The Innovation Fellowships are designed to provide additional experiential learning opportunities to exceptional students,” said Keith Herndon, director of the Cox Institute. “The program, which is now in its third year, draws highly motivated students eager to improve their skills.”