News 2014-2015 Academic Year
A research team from the University of Georgia and from two Swedish universities has found added support for their earlier findings that, contrary to traditional economic theory, high levels of competition can be detrimental to the production of high quality journalism.
Four Egyptian journalists spent a day in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in early August to learn about the relationship between media and the process of democratization and the impact of new technologies on the U.S. mass communication landscape.
Media in a country need more than just financial resources to be viable, University of Georgia researcher Dr. C. Ann Hollifield told a gathering of international scholars at the University Lyon 2 in late June.
Researchers should be careful not to overstate the problems of measuring media freedom at the level of the nation state, University of Georgia's Dr. Lee B. Becker told a group of scholars at the conference of the International Communication Association in late May.
Powell A. Moore, an expert in national security and international relations, said Russia should not fear the proposed U.S. missile shield during his keynote speech at a conference in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in May.
The social media have made a big difference in bringing about public participation, Ismail Radwan, a specialist at the World Bank, told the gathering at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania, in May.
The five representatives of Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) were on a mission. They pledged to meet a deadline for migration from analogue to digital, and they wanted to learn from their American counterparts.
German journalist Matthais Kolb spent four days at the University of Georgia in March studying the effects of new information technologies on the media and society, examining the monitoring programs of U.S. intelligence agencies, and exploring political, economic, and social trends in America.
Swiss journalist Romina Spina spent five days at the University of Georgia in March learning about teaching ethics in the era of new communication technologies and about the impact of globalization on smaller communities.
Learning how to communicate in a different culture and how to deal with foreign media is crucial for companies that plan to work in international environments, Dr. Tudor Vlad, associate director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, told a group of 50 Chinese managers in Beijing in March.
Carolyn Tieger, an independent communications consultant living in Naples, Florida, has joined the Board of Visitors of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research.
Carlos Alberto Diaz, a graduate student at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, spent a month at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia one month working on his master's thesis on gender and advertising.
Swedish journalist Therese Larsson Hultin spent four days at the University of Georgia in early December learning about the U.S. Media system and about politics and religion in the state of Georgia.
The media market in Central and Eastern Europe has been oversaturated since the 1989 fall of communism in the region, Dr. Tudor Vlad told a group of international journalists, scholars and politicians at a conference in Prague in November.
While evaluators at Freedom House and Reporters Without Borders largely agree with the general public in their assessments of media freedom in countries around the world, the discrepancies are informative, a research team reported at a meeting of public opinion researchers in November.
Fourteen journalists from French-speaking countries came to the United States in October and November to examine the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy and to observe operational practices and standards of U.S. media coverage of elections.
A delegation from the University of Georgia traveled to Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in late September to present a renewed memorandum of agreement between the university and Babes-Bolyai University.
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.
Oana Stefanita, a doctoral student at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania, joined the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research in August as a visiting scholar.