News 2012-2013 Academic Year
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.