News 2016-2017 Academic Year
Dr. Lee B. Becker, director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, shared his experiences as a citizen who uses journalism to engage his own community with seven Kazahkstani journalists during their visit to the University of Georgia in March and early April.
TV channel Al Jazeera in Arabic has 350 million viewers in the Arab world, so ignoring its impact in the region would be a major mistake, Dr. Sam Cherribi told University of Georgia students and faculty in a presentation on March 29.
German journalist Mareike Aden spent three days at the University of Georgia in early March studying issues related to security and U.S. intelligence agencies, discussing the outcome of the November 2016 presidential elections, and examining how the media impacted and have been impacted by the elections.
Dr. Tudor Vlad, associate director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, and Dr. Rusty Brooks, director of the International Center of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, taught a course on Communication and Urban Development in late February and early March at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
A visiting scholar in the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research traveled to south Georgia in late January to participate in a week-long program at Albany State University celebrating Chinese culture.
Senior public administration managers need to understand the importance of good communication, Dr. Tudor Vlad, associate director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, told students in Romania in November.
Researchers in the future should try to understand what citizens around the world really know about freedom of the media in their countries and the freedom of internet operation, a team of public opinion experts from Gallup and the University of Georgia told a scientific conference in November.
At least some journalism programs in the United States are experimenting with curricular change designed to make journalism as practiced more citizen-centered, a new report published by the Kettering Foundation and authored by a University of Georgia researcher found.
Sixteen journalists from Near East and North Africa, visiting the United States in October and November to learn about the role of the press and about U.S. media coverage of the elections, spent a part of their program at the University of Georgia.
The sixth annual conference focusing on Media and the Public Sphere brought together more than 50 scholars from the U.S., France, China and Romania Oct. 20 to 22 at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.
Chinese broadcast journalist, Rong Wang, joined the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia in early October for a one-year research program as a visiting scholar.
Swedish journalist, Eric Erfors, spent three days at the University of Georgia and in Atlanta in mid-October focusing on the role of media in covering the thousands of state and local elections that the international media rarely cover.
Dr. Xiaoyan Chen from Xiamen University in China joined the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research in early September to do research on media law and policy issues as part of a year-long sabbatical.
Romanian doctoral student, Andreea Voina, joined Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in August as a Fulbright research scholar focusing on the political representation of women in national legislative bodies.