News 2015-2016 Academic Year
Researchers in the Cox International Center, for the second year in a row, were honored by the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for their research.
The vote by United Kingdom citizens on June 23 to exit the European Union underscored the importance of a two-day conference held that day and the next at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest on the U.S. and European alliance.
Two Grady College faculty taught special summer courses for undergraduates in the School of Journalism and Communication at Xiamen University, Fujian Province, China, in late May and early June.
The Kettering Foundation, based in Dayton, Ohio, has published a report based on research conducted in the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia that documents public dissatisfaction with the media and with journalists.
Polish journalist Joanna Skrzypiec spent four days at the University of Georgia in April examining media coverage of elections in the United States, and exploring - from the perspective of global security - the relationship between the U.S. and European countries.
Twenty-four Foreign Service National Employees spent a day in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in early March in a program designed to expose them to information about journalism and mass communication education in the U.S. and about new trends in U.S. public relations.
LinLin Wu, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Xiamen University, joined the Cox International Center at the University of Georgia in March as part of a year-long sabbatical.
Hungarian journalist Balint Ablonczy spent five days at the University of Georgia and in Atlanta in late February doing research on the U.S. presidential campaign and on the relationship between the United States and the European Union.
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, told Masters students at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, that the new technologies have created opportunities for local government managers to communicate with their citizens and to help them engage in civic participation.
Countries with a high level of Internet freedom also are likely to have high levels of Internet access, researchers at Gallup and the University of Georgia reported at a public opinion conference in Chicago in November.
A group of 15 journalism and mass communication educators, including Cox International Center Director Dr. Lee B. Becker, discussed changes they had made or planned to make in their curricula to make it more "citizen centric" during a two-day meeting at the Kettering Foundation in November.
Ann-Sofie Dahl of Copenhagen, Denmark, used her three-day visit to the University of Georgia in November talking to security experts and learning about journalism education in the U.S.
Swedish Journalist Daneil Persson spent five days at the University of Georgia in early November learning about the U.S. media system and about politics and security in the state of Georgia.
Thirteen journalists from English speaking African countries visited the United States in October and November to examine the rights, responsibilities and standards of a free press in a democracy and to gain insight into the social, economic and political structures of the U.S.
The IDEA Society, a student organization at the University of Georgia, presented its IDEA Award for Service to Dr. Tudor Vlad, associate director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, at the Society's annual banquet in October.
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, told faculty, students and public administrators at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, that good communication is essential for management success.
By using traditional and online media, local administration managers can give citizens the opportunity to be a part of the decision making process and to increase their civic engagement, a University of Georgia expert told a group of 110 Chinese faculty, students, journalists and local government representatives in Xining in September.