News 2002-2003 Academic Year


Ethiopian Project's Outcomes Reviewed at Washington Conference

A summer of collaborative activity between Unity University College in Ethiopia and the University of Georgia culminated in August with a presentation by representatives of both universities at a meeting in Washington in which they summarized both accomplishments and limitations.



Editor Focuses on the Role of the Media in and Open Society in China  

The editor of 21st Century World Herald in Guangzhou, China, talked about the impact of economic changes on the Chinese media and the influence of the press on public opinion and foreign policy in August with journalism faculty at the University of Georgia."


Job Market for Journalism Graduates Remains Weak, Researchers Report

The percentage of journalism and mass communication bachelor's degree recipients with full-time jobs six to eight months after graduation dropped for the second year in a row in 2002, according to the 2002 Annual Survey of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates, released by researchers in the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication and Research at the University of Georgia.


Cox Center Director Observes Session of Salzburg Seminar  

Cox Center Director Dr. Lee B. Becker got a first-hand look at the format and operation of the Salzburg Seminar in June when he served as an observer at a session on "Migration, Race and Ethnicity in Europe."



Romanian Workshop Focuses On Media and Corruption

The mass media can help a society combat corruption, journalists, government leaders and representatives of non-governmental agencies were told at the beginning of four days of discussions in Romanian.



Make Evaluation a Part of Program, Media Trainers Say at Moldova Meeting  

Representatives of media training organizations in south-eastern Europe pledged to incorporate into their training courses more systematic impact assessment and to share information and experience with others involved in media training after a workshop on evaluation in May in Moldova.


Two Law School Experts Discuss Crimes of War  

The United States offered three justifications for going to war with Iraq, and, while two of them made sense as political arguments, only one of them could be justified legally, according to an expert on international law speaking at the University of Georgia in a session on the laws of war.


German-American Exchange Called More Important Than Ever  

American television and radio journalists should use the expertise they obtained from their visits to Germany to help explain to Americans the different reactions of Germans and Americans to the war in Iraq, a group of participants in that program were told at a reunion in Las Vegas in April.


Ukrainian Broadcast Journalism Begins Visit to Grady College  

The deputy director general of Ukrainian State TV and Radio Company began a three-month visit to the University of Georgia in March to learn how to create and manage television and radio networks. She will use this new expertise to assist in the construction of a national television and radio network for Ukraine.


Journalists from Asia and the Pacific Outline Guidelines for Crime Coverage

Twenty-one journalists from southeast Asia and the Pacific concluded their three-day workshop in Manila at the end of February by outlining guidelines for coverage of the victims of crime and violence in their countries. All agreed that victims of trauma needed to be treated with care by the media.


Bulgarian NGO Leaders Visit Cox Center in February  

Leaders of Bulgarian non-governmental organizations in February explored various techniques of advocacy in a one-day workshop in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.


Cox Research Assistant Speaks At Fall Semester Commencement  

George L. Daniels, upon completing his doctoral studies, encouraged the participants in the University of Georgia's formal fall semester commencement ceremony for graduate students to think of themselves proudly as "Georgia Scholars."


Role of Media in Democratization Topic of Lecture in Amsterdam  

The role the media in the democratization process may be more complex than many presume, Dr. Lee B. Becker, director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia, said in a lecture in Amsterdam in late January.



Cox Center Team Discusses Curriculum During January Visit to Unity College University

The revised curriculum of Unity University College's School of Journalism and Communication was the key topic in January in a series of meetings and discussions in Ethiopia between faculty at the Ethiopian university and faculty from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.


Hampton Press Publishes Cox Center Book on Copyright and its Consequences

The development of copyright law in Eastern and Central Europe as well as in the United States is examined in a book edited by researchers in the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research and published in 2003.


Cox Center Researchers Present Findings of Three Studies  

Researchers from the University of Georgia presented findings of studies of the media career interests of high school students, of consumer responses to direct-to-consumer drug advertising and of the attitudes of entry-level communication professions to unions at a research conference in November.


Cox Center Hosts Three German Journalists As Part of RIAS Exchange Program

Three German broadcast journalists spent a week at the University of Georgia in October learning about American journalism education and sharing their experiences with graduate and undergraduate students in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.


Cox Center Organizes Program For International Students

Graduate students from around the world and around the U.S. studying in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia gathered in September to share their initial graduate experiences. The program was organized by the Cox Center and by the Graduate Caucus, the graduate student organization in the College.


New Muskie Fellow from Ukraine Joins Grady College, Cox Center

Elvina Mustafaieva left her job as a communication assistant for a United Nations Development Program in Ukraine to take up formal study in public relations as a graduate student in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.