Cronkite Events

This is a schedule of events sponsored by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

For more information, contact Megan Calcote at 602.496.7845 or megan.calcote@asu.edu.

Sept. 3, 2014
7 p.m.

“American War Generals”

Journalist Peter Bergen documents 50 years of military history, offering an unprecedented look at the U.S. Army from the Vietnam War to America’s War on Terror through exclusive interviews with top generals. The film will be introduced by Peter Bergen, “American War Generals” producer.

Following the film, there will be a discussion with Bergen, retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, and Daniel Rothenberg, Lincoln Fellow for Ethics and International Human Rights Law at the School of Politics and Global Studies.

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Sept. 4, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Join Dean Christopher Callahan and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in welcoming the 2014-2015 Humphrey Fellows to the Cronkite School. The event includes refreshments and a short welcome program, starting at 5:30 p.m.

RSVP is required. RSVP to kristi.kappes@asu.edu by Aug. 29.

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
First Amendment Forum
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Sept. 8, 2014
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

"Alumni on Camera"

A panel discussion featuring Lauren Gilger, investigative reporter, ABC15; Lindsey Reiser, multimedia journalist, CBS 5; William Pitts, reporter, 12 News

Moderated by Syleste Rodriguez, anchor and reporter, FOX 10

Introduction by Melanie Asp Alvarez, executive producer, Cronkite News

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Sept. 10, 2014
7 p.m.

“Walter Cronkite: Witness to History”

This PBS American Masters documentary examines the lasting legacy of one of the 20th century’s greatest journalists through interviews with Ben Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, David Frost, Helen Thomas, Mike Wallace and others. (2006)

Introduced by Christopher Callahan, dean and university vice provost

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Sept. 15, 2014
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

"Decoding the Race-baiting of Modern Media"

Eric Deggans, TV critic, NPR

Introduction by Marianne Barrett, senior associate dean, Louise Solheim Professor of Journalism

This presentation is part of ASU’s Diversity Scholar Series.

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Sept. 17, 2014
7 p.m.

“The Most Dangerous Man in America”

This Oscar-nominated film documents how Daniel Ellsberg shocked America when he smuggled a top-secret Pentagon study to The New York Times that showed how five presidents lied to Americans about the Vietnam War. (2009)

Introduced by Peter Bhatia, Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Sept. 19, 2014 - Nov. 14, 2014

Have an idea for an entrepreneurial project or digital product? Need advice on building or expanding your website or using Adobe software?

The Cronkite School’s New Media Innovation Lab opens its doors on select Friday afternoons this fall so students, faculty and staff as well as members of the community can get help with their digital challenges.

We will have a technology entrepreneur and a Web developer on hand to answer your questions, assist with your project or point you to more resources.

Stop by any time between 1-4 p.m. on these Fridays:

Sept. 19
Sept. 26
Oct. 3
Oct. 31
Nov. 7
Nov. 14

New Media Innovation Lab, Second Floor
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Sept. 22, 2014
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

"From Reporter to Author"

Bill Dedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, NBC News, and author of "Empty Mansions"

Introduction by Jacquee Petchel, executive editor, Carnegie-Knight News21

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Sept. 24, 2014
7 p.m.

“Shattered Glass”

In this true story, Hayden Christensen portrays Stephen Glass, a young Washington journalist who destroyed his career by fabricating sources, quotes and even entire stories for The New Republic in the 1990s. (2003)

Introduced by Retha Hill, director, New Media Innovation Lab

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Sept. 29, 2014
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

"Covering the President"

Margaret Talev, White House correspondent, Bloomberg News

Introduction by Christopher Callahan, dean and university vice provost

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Sept. 30, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

You’ve heard about the Cronkite School’s acclaimed professional programs – Cronkite News Service, the New Media Innovation Lab, the nightly television newscast, the Cronkite sports bureaus and more. Now is your chance to find out more about these programs and figure out which one is right for you – and how to get ready.

Representatives for the following professional programs will be stationed at tables in the First Amendment Forum and can answer all of your questions. Drop by any time between 6-8 p.m.

  • Nightly Newscast: Work as an anchor, reporter, producer or editor for the award-winning Cronkite News broadcast, which airs daily on Arizona PBS.
  • Digital News Bureau: Produce stories and multimedia across platforms for Cronkite News and professional news outlets.
  • Washington Bureau: Cover the nation's capital, producing digital and TV stories for Cronkite News and professional media outlets.
  • Sports Bureaus in Phoenix and LA: Cover professional and intercollegiate sports in Arizona and southern California at bureaus in Phoenix and Los Angeles.
  • Business Reporting Bureau: Report on business, finance and the economy for Cronkite News and professional media outlets.
  • Carnegie-Knight News21: Join top journalism students from around the country reporting and producing major investigative news projects that receive play in major national news outlets.
  • New Media Innovation Lab: Develop cutting-edge digital products for media clients and develop your entrepreneurial skills, working alongside students from computer science, engineering and business.
  • Public Relations Lab: Develop public relations campaigns for professional clients as part of the school’s strategic communications agency.
  • Public Insight Network Bureau: Work with news organizations around the country to mine news sources, engage audiences and generate story ideas in partnership with American Public Media.

In addition: Career Services Director Mike Wong will be on hand to share information about hundreds of internships available to Cronkite students each year.

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Oct. 1, 2014
7 p.m.

“Assignment China”

Twenty-five years after one of the largest political demonstrations in the history of China, former CNN correspondent Mike Chinoy explores how the Tiananmen Square protests redefined international reporting, public opinion and foreign policy. (2014)

Introduced by B. William Silcock, director of Cronkite Global Initiatives

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Oct. 6, 2014
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

"Robin Roberts Speaks to Cronkite Students"

Robin Roberts, anchor, “Good Morning America”

Introduction by Mark Lodato, assistant dean, news director

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Oct. 6, 2014
11:30 a.m.

Honoring Robin Roberts

Join the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Cronkite Endowment Board of Trustees in honoring the 2014 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, award-winning anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America” Robin Roberts, at the 31th annual Cronkite Award Luncheon.

The annual Cronkite Award Luncheon has become one of the most anticipated events in the Valley, attracting more than 1,000 guests every year, including industry leaders from the worlds of media, politics, business and education.

For more information, visit https://cronkite.asu.edu/walter/luncheon.

For questions about the Cronkite Award Luncheon, please contact Cronkite Director of Development Liz Bernreuter at 602.496.9444 or liz.bernreuter@asu.edu.

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
340 N. Third St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Oct. 8, 2014
7 p.m.

“All the President’s Men”

Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman star in the film adaptation of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s seminal book, which details the journalists’ reporting that led to the revelation of the Watergate scandal. (1976)

Introduced by Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism and vice president at large of The Washington Post

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Oct. 18, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Advanced Social Media

How can you maximize your organization’s use of Facebook and Twitter and what other handles should you integrate into your social media strategy? How do you measure success, manage your presence across multiple platforms and decide what new platforms are worth trying?

Attend the Cronkite New Media Academy on advanced social media training, taught by Robin Phillips, digital director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, a specialist in social media as a tool for promotion, research and personal branding.

To register, visit http://www.regonline.com/cnmafall2014.

Cronkite 356
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Oct. 20, 2014
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

"Creating Great TV News"

Fred Young, former senior vice president of news, Hearst Television

Introduction by Christopher Callahan, dean and university vice provost

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Oct. 22, 2014
7 p.m.

“Live from Baghdad”

A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War. (2002)

Introduced by Kristin Gilger, associate dean

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Oct. 27, 2014
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

"The Media News Beat"

Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent, CNN

Introduction by Christopher Callahan, dean and university vice provost

Sponsored by the Paul J. Schatt Endowment and The Arizona Republic

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Oct. 29, 2014
7 p.m.

“Argo”

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (2012)

Introduced by Marianne Barrett, senior associate dean, Louise Solheim Professor of Journalism

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Oct. 30, 2014
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Celebrate Homecoming at DPC's annual block party with free food, giveaways from vendors and a pep rally to gear up for Saturday’s big game vs. Utah.

Taylor Mall
0 E. Taylor St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Oct. 31, 2014
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Save the date for the third-annual Cronkite Day celebration for alumni, students, faculty and friends of the Cronkite School.

Join us for a daylong celebration, featuring student and alumni panel discussions, career-building workshops, tours of the building and more.

The event starts at 1 p.m. on Oct. 31 with registration opening at noon.

For more information, visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/cronkiteday/.

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Nov. 3, 2014
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Featuring the winner of the Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability

Introduction by Kristin Gilger, associate dean

"Disability Journalism"

Nov. 5, 2014
7 p.m.

“Nothing But the Truth”

In Washington, D.C., an ambitious female reporter becomes the target of a federal investigation for outing a covert CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source in the face of a potential jail sentence. (2008)

Introduced by Andrew Leckey, Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism, president, Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Nov. 10, 2014
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

"Digital, Discovery, Disruption, Dollars"

Michael Riley, CEO and editor-in-chief, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Introduction by Christopher Callahan, dean and university vice provost

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Nov. 12, 2014
7 p.m.

“Good Night, and Good Luck”

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy. (2005)

Introduced by Mark Scarp, faculty associate

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Nov. 17, 2014
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

"The Best in Business Investigations"

James B. Steele, part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting duo Barlett & Steele, discusses business reporting with the winners of the 2014 Barlett & Steele Awards.

Moderated by Andrew Leckey, Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism and president of the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Nov. 19, 2014
6 p.m.

Double Feature
“Anchorman” and “Anchorman 2”

In “Anchorman,” Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting era of the 1970s, but that's all about to change when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor. (2004)

With the 1970s behind him, San Diego’s top-rated newsman Ron Burgundy and friends take New York’s first 24-hour cable news channel by storm, redefining what is considered newsworthy in “Anchorman 2.” (2013)

Introduced by Steve Elliott, director of digital news, Cronkite News Service and Mark Lodato, assistant dean, news director

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Nov. 24, 2014
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

"Cultures on the Edge: The Democratization of Storytelling Around the Globe"

Chris Rainier, documentary photographer, National Geographic

Introduction by Rick Rodriguez, Southwest Borderlands Initiative Professor

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Dec. 1, 2014
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

"Immigrants, Firefighters and Other Untold Stories"

Fernanda Santos, Phoenix bureau chief, The New York Times

Introduction by Peter Bhatia, Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004