College editors convene at UGA’s Grady College for annual management seminar

College editors convene at UGA’s Grady College for annual management seminar

Athens, Ga. – Fifty-nine top college newspaper editors from 25 states will learn leadership and management skills July 22-28 at the 12th annual Management Seminar for College Newspaper Editors held at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Three months after the tragedy at Virginia Tech, that university’s media advisers and student editor will discuss their coverage and how the shootings impacted the campus community. Bryan Murley of the Center for Innovation in College Media will discuss how other college media covered the event and its aftermath.

Steve Buttry, director of tailored programs at the American Press Institute, will share what API’s Newspaper Next research means to college editors. Mike Schwartz, manager of editorial training for COXnet and Cox Newspapers; Edward D. Miller, managing director of The Newsroom Leadership Group; and Kate Marymont, executive editor of The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press; also are among featured presenters at MSCNE 2007.

The seminar will conclude on July 27 with a daylong visit to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Students will meet with editor Julia Wallace, editorial page editor Cynthia Tucker, editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich and other AJC top writers and editors.

Sponsored by the Cox Institute for Newspaper Management Studies and the Grady College, the weeklong seminar will be lead by 27 educators, advisers, editors, reporters and photographers. Newspaper companies represented include The Dallas Morning News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (Fort Myers) News-Press, Savannah Morning News, The (Macon) Telegraph, and Athens Banner-Herald. Publishing companies include Gannett, McClatchy, Cox, Belo and Morris Communications.

For more information on the Management Seminar for College Newspaper Edirors, see: www.grady.uga.edu/management.

The Grady College’s Cox Institute for Newspaper Management Studies provides and supports training to prepare students and professionals for management positions. The institute also sponsors applied research that addresses contemporary issues confronting the newspaper industry.

Established in 1915, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication provides seven undergraduate majors including advertising, broadcast news, magazines, newspapers, public relations, publication management and telecommunication arts. The college offers two graduate degrees, and is home to the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and the Peabody Awards, considered the electronic broadcasting industry’s most prestigious prize. For more information, visit http://www.grady.uga.edu/.