News 2012-2013 Academic Year

 

Center Director Recipient of 2013 Deutschmann Award

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in August named Dr. Lee B. Becker of the University of Georgia as the 2013 recipient of the Paul J. Deutschmann Award for Excellence in Resesarch.

 


 

Annual Surveys of Journalism & Mass Communication Results Released at the Annual AEJMC Conference in D.C.

The job market for journalism and mass communication graduates showed signs of continued improvement in 2012 and 2013, researchers at the University of Georgia reported in a special session at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in August.

 


 

Pacific Island Specialist, Cox Center Collaborator, Passes Away

Dr. Jim Richstad, a specialist on the media in the Pacific and a long-time collaborator with the James M. Cox Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia, died suddenly late last year in Everett, Wash.

 


 

Turkish Graduate Student Spends Two Months in the Cox Center

Enes Abanoz, a graduate student at the Maramara University, Istanbul, Turkey, spent two months this summer in the Cox International Center to work on his masters thesis, The Effects of Convergence on the News Production Process in the Information Society: A Research on News Agency Employees.

 


 

Report Challenges Way Media Freedom and Corruption Have Been Measured

Two University of Georgia researchers and their colleagues told a gathering of communication specialists from around the world in July that the relationship between media freedom and corruption may be less pronounced than many have believed.

 


 

Cox Center Board of Visitors Member Dadisman Authors Unique History of University of Georgia

Carrol Dadisman, a member of the Board of Visitors of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, has authored a new book relating the history of the University of Georgia through stories of student life.

 


 

Broadcast Journalists from Eight Countries Visit Grady College

Eight foreign journalists discussed U.S. broadcast journalism and telecommunications education and broad issues in digital and broadcast news with Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication faculty during their visit at the University of Georgia in June.

 

 


 

Cox Center Joins With Moldovan NGO To Create New Journalism Academy

Dr. Lee B. Becker, director of the Cox International Center at the University of Georgia, and George Saghin, director of the Association for Development and Cooperation in Moldova, signed an agreement in late May in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, to partner in the creation of an Academy for Media and Communication.

 


 

U.S. and Romanian Experts Discuss the Impact of New Technologies on Communication

Communication experts from Romania and the United States told about 45 students, faculty and journalists gathered at the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) in Bucharest in late May that the new technologies have changed dramatically not only the media landscape, but also the journalists' status.

 


 

Journalism Professor from Cameroon Gives Lectures in the Grady College

Africa is a diverse continent with 54 nations and hundreds of languages, but the media are facing similar challenges in almost all those countries, Dr. Enoh Tanjong told University of Georgia students and faculty in a presentation on April 18.

 


 

Associate Director Assists Moldovan Media and Plans Workshops

Dr. Tudor Vlad, the associate director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia, worked with Moldovan communication experts and journalists in February in Chisinau to design the goals and the curriculum of a new non-academic school for journalists and communicators.

 


 

Swedish News Editor Learns about the Future of Print Journalism during Visit to the University of Georgia

Swedish journalist Matilda Hanson spent four days at the University of Georgia in late January learning about the U.S. media system, about investigative journalism and about economic and social issues in the state of Georgia.

 


 

Doctor Honoris Causa Awarded to Lee Becker, Director of Cox Center

The Senate of the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa to Dr. Lee Becker, director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia, in ceremonies in early December.

 


 

Cox Center Associate Director Lectures in Romania

Dr. Tudor Vlad, a senior research scientist in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, gave two lectures to graduate students of the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) in Bucharest and held a conference at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca in November and December.

 


 

Researchers Explain How Citizens Assess Media Freedom Around The World

When citizens around the world evaluate the level of media freedom in their own country, they are thinking not only about the media themselves but also about their own life experiences and their satisfaction with the country as a whole. These findings were presented to the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, which met on Nov. 16 and 17 in Chicago.

 


 

Murrow Fellowship Program Brought Five Chinese-Speaking Journalists to the University of Georgia

Five journalists from China, Hong Kong and Singapore, in the United States in October and November to learn about U.S. media coverage of elections, were primed by experts at the University of Georgia and then visited media organizations to watch that coverage unfold on election day.

 


 

Spanish Environment Reporter Spends Five Days at the University of Georgia

Spanish journalist Catalina ArÚvalo spent five days at the University of Georgia in October learning about water preservation and other environment challenges in the state of Georgia and about U.S. media coverage of such issues.

 


 

Five Indian Journalists Visit the University of Georgia

The James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research joined with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government on Oct. 1 to host five journalists from Southern India in a one-day program that focused on governance, U.S. media coverage of international news, and journalism education the United States.

 


 

Cox Center Associate Director Presides Over Communication Section at Conference in Romania

Dr. Tudor Vlad, a senior research scientist at the University of Georgia, presided at the communication and public policies section of a conference in Bucharest, Romania,September 25-28, on the Role of Diaspora in Research and Higher Education.

 


 

Cox Center Hosts Business Reporter from Sweden

Swedish journalist Marianne Bj÷rklund spent four days at the University of Georgia in September learning about the media and about social and economic issues in the state of Georgia.