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"For almost two centuries, the legitimacy of journalists has been the result of the printing and distribution of the journalists' products via mass media," Dr. Tudor Vlad, director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, told a group of 25 Chinese graduate students. "Now, the new technologies have changed this situation and are challenging the status of professional journalists."
The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia organized a session for five senior managers and faculty of the Shanghai Administration Institute in early December. The program was coordinated by the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, the international unit of the school.
Swedish Journalist Albin Aghamn spent three days at the University of Georgia in early December examining higher education in the United States, news credibility in the current political climate, journalism curricula, and media coverage of collegiate sports.
Following an invitation from the Office of the Provost at Arizona State University, Dr. Tudor Vlad, director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, participated in a roundtable discussion in Phoenix, Arizona, in late November.
Dr. Karoly Jokay, executive director of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission, spent two days in Athens in early November visting units of the University of Georgia to identify potential hosts for Hungarian students and researchers, and UGA faculty interested in becoming Fulbright scholars in East and Central Europe.
Dr. Alina Bargaoanu, dean of the College of Communication and Public Relations of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania, said that fake news is a proxy, albeit a popular term for the larger phenomenon of disinformation 2.0 that refers to machine-driven, technology-powered disinformation.