News 2001-2002 Academic Year


Ethiopian Professor Gets Vision of Future From Visit to Educator Meeting and University of Georgia  

The dean of the newly created School of Journalism and Communication at Unity College in Ethiopia told a gathering in Washington in August that her visit to the U.S. gave her a "vision for the future."


Cox Center Researchers Find Journalism Job Market Weak  

Research released at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Miami Beach in August shows that the job market for journalism and mass communication graduates is weak.


Chinese Editor Discusses Copyright, Other Issues  

The deputy general editor of a magazine in Guangzhou, China, exchanged ideas on topics ranging from copyright to editor's reactions to journalism education in a visit to the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in August.


Report on Journalism Trainers Finds Impact Both Personal and Professional

Journalists who participate in training and outreach programs internationally often learn a great deal about themselves as well as about the countries they visit and the people they meet, according to a study released at the 23rd conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Barcelona, Spain.


Doctoral Student Patrick McConnell Joins Two-Week Study Tour of Germany

Patrick McConnell, a doctoral student in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, joined 17 other journalists and journalism instructors for a two-week study tour of Germany in June that included a side trip to European Union headquarters in Belgium and a visit with Germany's chief terrorism investigator.


Spokane Meeting Draws Scholars For Discussion of Media Globalization

Media scholars from around the world gathered in Spokane, Washington, July 12 and 13 to discuss the implications of the changes taking place in the media environment for the way the media cover international issues, for what audience members learn about politics and international affairs, and for the media themselves.


Chinese Journalist from Western China Begins Rearch Visit to Cox Center  

An award-winning television journalist from Yunnan Province in western China arrived at the University of Georgia in late June a year-long study of practices of broadcast programming and mangement in the United State.


Dr. Tudor Vlad Joins Team of Experts at UNESCO Workshop in Kenya  

How to raise public awareness and provide information about HIV/AIDS. How to promote prevention of HIV and to publish facts about the epidemic. These and other topics were at the heart of a workshop in Kenya, where Cox Center Assistant Director Vlad served as an expert.


Cox Center Team Advises Ethiopians On Development of Journalism Program

A team from the Cox Center advised faculty of Ethiopia's Unity College on development of the journalism program during a month-long stay in Addis Ababa and taught classes for Unity students and local Ethiopian professionals.


Dr. Tudor Vlad Named Cox Center Assistant Director  

Dr. Tudor Vlad, a Senior Fulbright Scholar from Romania who spent three years working in the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, has been named as the Center's assistant director.


Honesty and Respect are Crucial to Relationship, Romanian, U.S. Journalists and Spokespersons Say  

While government spokespersons and journalists do not always have the same goals, they can work with each other to the betterment of the public if both parties are honest and respect each other, journalists and spokespersons agreed in May meetings in Romania.


Professor from University of Bucharest Visits Grady College as Part of Exchange  

George Popescu, an assistant lecturer in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Studies at the University of Bucharest, arrived at the University of Georgia in late May to investigate the way the faculty of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication conduct research and teach about media economics and media management.

Professors and Officials from Xi'an in China Discuss Open Records, Open Meetings  

Open records, open meetings and journalism education in the United States were the focus of a discussion in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in May between a Chinese delegation from Xi'an and Grady journalism faculty members.


Two Workshops in Western Ukraine Focus on Journalism Education  

Journalism educators from universities in Western Ukraine in April discussed curricular trends in journalism education around the world, the difficulty of finding funds to equip laboratories for broadcast journalism and approaches to teaching journalism in workshops organized by the Cox Center.


Four Shanghai Journalists and Educators Visited Cox Center as Part of U.S. Tour  

Two journalism educators and two journalists from Shanghai, touring the United States on a four-week trip, visited the University of Georgia April 4 to learn about journalism education in the United States.


Director Emeritus Hester Edits, Publishes Interviews  

Dr. Al Hester, director emeritus of the Cox Center, has edited and published a book of interviews conducted in the late 1930s with Athens-area residents from differing segments of the population who tell their personal histories. The book, called Athens Memories, provides a unique perspective on history of the area from the late 1800s to the 1930s.


Cox Center Director Becker Attends Berlin-Warsaw Conference  

Alumni and current participants in eight U.S.-German exchange programs for journalists got an update on European Expansion plans and related topics from key German, Polish and U.S. officials in a week-long seminar held in January in the German and Polish capitals.


14 Ethiopian Broadcast Journalists Participate in 4-Day Workshop  

The most precious resource a manager has is personnel, a group of Ethiopian journalists, most from the state Ethiopian Television and Radio Agency, were told during a workshop held at Unity College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January.


Cox Center Research Team Discusses News Production  

News can be viewed as the result of a series of activities of news organizations that are designed to allow the organizations to efficiently and routinely produce their news casts and fill their news pages, a research team from the University of Georgia reported in November.


Prof. Denis McQuail Tells Students About His Research on Accountability  

Discussions of media accountability should not be confused with discussions about media control, Prof. Denis McQuail, distinguished scholar in the field of Mass Communication, told graduate students and faculty of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in November.


German Broadcast Journalists Visit Cox Center  

Two German broadcast journalists spent a week in October getting to know faculty and students in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication as part of an exchange hosted by the Cox Center.


Journalists from Pacific Islands Share Stories of Covering Violence  

Journalists from the Pacific Islands shared their vivid and often harrowing experiences covering violent political crises and natural disasters in a workshop on media and violence October 11-14.


Journalism Labor Market Likely Affected By Weak Economy, Center Director Says  

Graduates of journalism and mass communication programs in 2001 can expect a considerably more difficult job market than was experienced by graduates a year earlier, the director of the Cox Center told journalists and journalism students in October.


Dr. Tudor Vlad Gives Lectures At University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh  

Dr. Tudor Vlad, a visiting research scientist in the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, talked with faculty and students in the Department of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, in late September on Censorship in a Totalitarian Regime and European Media Coverage of U.S. Issues. 


Cox Center Director Analyzes Changing Mass Media Conditions in China

While there is continuing evidence of restraints on the media in China, there also is evidence among Chinese journalists of an openness to change, according to an article by Cox Center Director Dr. Lee B. Becker the July-August edition of The International Economy Magazine, a magazine published six times a yearin Washington.


Muskie Fellow Begins Graduate Program at College of Journalism and Mass Communication

After gaining practical experience in television production in her native Armenia, Shushanik Navasardian is learning about theory, methods and processes of mass communication at the University of Georgia.