News 2013-2014 Academic Year
Dr. C. Ann Hollifield told a delegation of nine high-level government information officers from Kenya visiting the University of Georgia in late September that the key to reducing conflict between journalists and public relations practitioners is for each side to understand the motivations and goals of the other.
The Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication has recognized Dr. Lee B. Becker, director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia, for his research and service to journalism and mass communication education.
Large-scale curricular reform seems to be a slow and difficult process within journalism and mass communication education, even in the face of a rapidly changing media environment, a research team from the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama told a gathering of experts at a conference in Hyderabad, India, in July.
The first class of the postgraduate program Management of Communication in the Public Sector had its graduation ceremony at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on May 30.
Powell A. Moore, an expert in public affairs, national security and international relations, advised the communication professionals, students and faculty at the gathering in Bucharest, Romania, to watch Russian President Vladimir Putin carefully.
Cox International Center Director Lee B. Becker led a two-day workshop on techniques for teaching survey methodology for faculty and students at the School of International Journalism at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) during a 12-day visit to the campus.
Public perceptions of media freedom are declining in many countries, researchers at Gallup and the University of Georgia reported in the runup to World Press Freedom Day on May 3.
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, was a speaker at the conference The Media Landscape in Central Asia on April 22nd, at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Media freedom and political freedom are tightly related, but it is not possible empirically to demonstrate that changes in media freedom precede or follow changes in democratic political freedoms.
German journalist Johannes Boie spent five days at the University of Georgia in April learning about the impact of digitalization on the American media and society and about monitoring programs of U.S. intelligence agencies.
Eight journalists and new media experts spent a day in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in early April to learn about the role of non-traditional media in government coverage and about journalism education in the United States.
Dr. Tudor Vlad, associate director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia, told members of the Ghana Parliament that communication problems between journalists and government leaders can occur because of lack of professionalism or because of mistrust.
Government communicators and journalists should focus on improving public understanding of issues in society, Dr. Tudor Vlad from the University of Georgia told a group of 25 administrators enrolled in a post-academic public administration education program in Romania.
The six journalism and mass communication educators from the east and west of Russia got an overview of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication from the dean, a summary of accreditation standards from the associate dean, and an overview of the operation of the George Foster Peabody Awards from the Peabody Director.
Danish journalist Simon Kruse Rasmussen spent four days at the University of Georgia in December learning about the American approach to foreign reporting, U.S. water and energy strategies, and the legacy of the South.
University of Georgia Professor Dr. Lee B. Becker taught a short-course on mass communication research methods to 12 doctoral students in the Journalism and Mass Communications Division of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tbilisi State University in early December.
The U.S. public sees the mass media as more like a lapdog than a watchdog, researchers at the University of Georgia told a group of public opinion scholars meeting in late November in Chicago.
Dr. Ioan-Aurel Pop, president of Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, visited the University of Georgia Nov. 17 and 18 for meetings with President Jere Morehead and other top university administators.
Ten journalists from French-speaking countries came to the United States in October and November to learn about the impact of new technologies on the U.S. media industry and mass communication education and about journalism ethics in American media organizations.
The James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, the International Center of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the College of Political, Administrative and Communication Studies of Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, launched in October a joint post-academic program focused on communication management in the public sector.
Dr. Tudor Vlad, associate director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, was a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Media Convergence organized on Oct. 23-26 by the College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences of the Babes-Bolyai University in Romania.
Approximately 40 scholars attended the international conference on Media and the Public Sphere held Sept. 5 to 6 in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.