Throughout Cronkite Day, students will be in the school’s digital newsrooms, laboratories, studios and computer labs to talk with alumni and demonstrate their latest work. Alumni are invited to pop in and meet today’s best and brightest journalism students.
Cronkite News Service
Find out how Cronkite News Service, with bureaus in Phoenix and Washington, has become a major provider of daily, enterprise and investigative stories to news outlets across the region. Hosted by CNS Digital Director Steve Elliott, Washington Director Steve Crane and CNS students. Room 204.
New Media Innovation Lab
Learn how journalism students work side by side with students from computer engineering, business, design and other disciplines to create new digital media products for clients. Hosted by Lab Director Retha Hill and NMIL students. Room 206.
Explore the Cronkite School’s news museum, which houses artifacts from the newspaper, TV and radio industries as well as a collection from Walter Cronkite’s office at CBS News. Throughout the day the Gallery will air “Cronkite: Legend and Legacy,” a documentary on Walter and his school created by faculty members Melanie Alvarez and Jim Jacoby. Hosted by Gallery Curator John Craft. Room 221.
Public Relations Lab
Check out Cronkite’s Public Relations Lab, the school’s newest full-immersion professional program, in which advanced public relations students get hands-on experience creating strategic solutions for real clients in an agency setting. Hosted by Lab Director Fran Matera and PR Lab students. Room 250.
Explore the in-depth international news projects produced by advanced Cronkite students on multiple platforms under the direction of Carnegie Professor of Journalism and Southwest Borderlands Initiative Rick Rodriguez. With Professor Rodriguez and Borderlands students. Room 316.
Take in the powerful visual storytelling by Cronkite’s best photojournalists. With Dave Seibert, Cronkite faculty associate and multimedia producer at The Arizona Republic, and photojournalism students. Room 318.
Digital Radio Studio
Visit this state-of-the-art radio newsroom, control room and studio complex to see where students in broadcast journalism classes create newscasts for The Blaze, ASU’s independent campus radio station. With doctoral student Brian Rackham and radio students. Room 320.
Check out multimedia coverage of MLB’s Cactus League spring training produced by Cronkite sports journalism students for the Arizona Republic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, San Diego Union-Tribune, Seattle Times. With Faculty Associate Greg Boeck and his spring training students. Room 354.
Meet students in the Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative, who conduct in-depth investigations on topics such as voting rights, food safety and transportation safety and create multimedia news packages for major national news outlets. Hosted by Weil Family Professor of Journalism Leonard Downie Jr. and News21 students. Room 356.
Come up to the Stanley and Erika Tobin Broadcast Center on the sixth floor and check out Cronkite NewsWatch, a live, four-day-a-week, 30-minute, student-produced newscast that reaches 1.1 million households on Arizona PBS and has been recognized as the nation’s best student newscast by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Broadcast Education Association. With Assistant Dean and News Director Mark Lodato, Cronkite News Service Broadcast Director Sue Green, NewsWatch Executive Producer Melanie Alvarez and NewsWatch Production Manager Jim Jacoby. Room 612.