News 2017-2018 Academic Year
Dr. Charles Davis, dean of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, told a group of five members of the Parliament of the country of Georgia, "We are living in an era of dramatic changes in the media industry, in an unprecedented rhythm, and we want our journalism and mass communication curriculum not only to reflect those changes, but to anticipate them, if possible."
A group of seven executives of Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, visited the University of Georgia in mid November. Their program was organized by the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia. The Center is an international outreach unit of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Italian journalist Lidia Catalano spent three days at the University of Georgia in early November talking with Grady College faculty about journalism and mass communication education and about the U.S. labor market.
Mayor Emil Boc told about 150 participants in the Transylvanian International Conference in Public Administration, "We have developed here in Cluj-Napoca an excellent relationship between the City Hall and Babes-Bolyai University. We have common projects and plans that benefit students, faculty and citizens of the city."
Dr. Charles Davis, dean of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, said that issues related to immunization that had been raised by Romanian speakers also exist in the United States.
Powell A. Moore told a group of forty government officials and journalists who participated in a two-day workshop in Chisinau, capital of the Republic of Moldova, "The 24-hour news channels have changed the way politicians work in Washington."
Journalism and mass communication schools in the United States have tried to adapt their curricula to better prepare their students for communication jobs, Dr. Tudor Vlad, director of the Cox International Center, told a group of Korean and Chinese communication experts in September.
Drs. Stefan Bratosin and Mihaela Tudor of the Paul Valery University of Montpellier, France, visited the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in September to talk about joint research in communication.