Cronkite Event Videos

Every semester, the Cronkite School invites thought leaders in journalism and communications to share their experiences with students and speak about careers in media, the future of journalism, and issues and trends in the industry. The recordings below capture some of these events. For a schedule of upcoming speakers at the Cronkite School, see our events page.

Must See Monday: The Best in Business Investigations
Nov. 17, 2014

James B. Steele, part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting duo Barlett & Steele, discussed business reporting with the winners of the 2014 Barlett & Steele Awards as part of the Must See Monday series at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The event was moderated by Andrew Leckey, Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism and president of the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

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Must See Monday: Dan Barry
Nov. 3, 2014

Dan Barry, New York Times reporter, presented on disability journalism and accepted the Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability.

He was introduced by Cronkite School Associate Dean Kristin Gilger.

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Must See Monday: Brian Stelter
Oct. 27, 2014

Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent for CNN, explored covering the news media beat.

He was introduced by Cronkite School Dean Christopher Callahan.

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Must See Monday: Fred Young
Oct. 20, 2014

Fred Young, former senior vice president of news at Hearst Television, discussed journalism's ethics in the digital age.

He was introduced by Cronkite School Dean Christopher Callahan.

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Must See Monday: Robin Roberts
Oct. 5, 2014

The award-winning anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Robin Roberts, spoke to Cronkite School students.

She was interviewed by Assistant Dean and Broadcast News Director Mark Lodato.

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Must See Monday: Margaret Talev
Sept. 29, 2014

Margaret Talev, White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, discussed her experience covering the president.

She was introduced by Christopher Callahan, dean and university vice provost.

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Must See Monday: Bill Dedman
Sept. 22, 2014

Bill Dedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter from Newsday and author of "Empty Mansions," discussed story ideas, storytelling and investigative reporting in the digital age.

Dedman was introduced by Jacquee Petchel, executive editor, Carnegie-Knight News21.

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Must See Monday: Eric Deggans
Sept. 15, 2014

Eric Deggans, TV critic for NPR, talked about "Decoding the Race-baiting of Modern Media."

Deggans was introduced by Marianne Barrett, senior associate dean and Louise Solheim Professor of Journalism. This presentation was part of Arizona State University's Diversity Scholar Series.

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Alumni on Camera
Sept. 8, 2014

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

The discussion was moderated by Syleste Rodriguez, anchor and reporter, FOX 10, with an introduction by Melanie Asp Alvarez, executive producer, Cronkite News.

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Specialty Journalism
April 21, 2014

Jeff Selingo, author of “College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students” spoke about specialty journalism.

He was introduced by Marianne Barrett, senior associate dean.

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PR Lab Mentorship Lecture
April 17, 2014

The PR Lab Mentorship Lecture, established in honor of Enid R. Pansky, is the Cronkite School's signature public relations event. This year's speaker was veteran government communicator Gail Adams-Jackson.

This event was made possible, in part, by a generous gift from Scott Pansky, co-founder of Allison+Partners, a global public relations firm.

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News: An Industry of Nonstop Changes
April 14, 2014

Lou Ferrara, vice president and managing editor for The Associated Press, spoke about the future of journalism. He was introduced by Greg Moore, editor for The Associated Press – West region and faculty associate.

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Attacks on the Press: Leak Prosecutions and Digital Surveillance
April 8, 2014

The Committee to Protect Journalists and Bloomberg News hosted a free public discussion on the threats to press freedom posed by the Obama administration’s aggressive war on leaks and the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance.

The discussion came on the heels of the Committee to Protect Journalists’ comprehensive annual assessment “Attacks on the Press,” which describes the threats to press freedom and explores strategies to safeguard the free flow information around the world. The discussion examined how the U.S. government’s aggressive war on leaks and digital surveillance poses a global challenge for the free flow of news.

The panelists included former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism at the Cronkite School, and Geoffrey King, CPJ Internet advocacy coordinator. The event was moderated by Bloomberg News reporter Jennifer Oldham.

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Positioned for Growth: Women Entrepreneurs
April 7, 2014

This panel discussion featured MaryAnn Guerra, CEO of BioAccel; Sharon Lechter, founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First; Alan Lobock, co-founder of SkyMall and Worthworm; and Scarlett Spring, president of VisionGate.

It was moderated by Kathryn McManus, founder of CNN Japan and NewsCertified exchange, and a Cronkite faculty associate.

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Need for Speed: The Ethics of Automotive Journalism
March 31, 2014

A panel discussion featured Matt DeLorenzo, managing editor, Kelley Blue Book, former editor, Road & Track; Larry Edsall, editorial director, ClassicCars.com; and Tom Kowaleski, former vice president of corporate communications, BMW North America.

It was moderated by Micheline Maynard, Donald W. Reynolds Visiting Professor of Business Journalism.

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The Immigration Beat
March 24, 2014

Giovanna Dell’Orto, assistant professor of international mass communication history at the University of Minnesota, spoke about covering immigration.

She was interviewed by Daniel Gonzalez, immigration reporter for the The Arizona Republic and introduced by Steve Elliott, director of digital news for Cronkite News Service.

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The Digital Context, Storytelling and Implications for PR and Journalism
March 17, 2014

Mark Hass, president and CEO, Edelman US, spoke with students about how the digital landscape has impacted the practice of public relations.

He was introduced by Fran Matera, Public Relations Lab director and associate professor.

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News From the Future
March 3, 2014

Ed Finn, director of Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, spoke about what news will look like in the future.

He was introduced by Gregg Zachary, professor of practice.

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Inside Sports Journalism
Feb. 24, 2014

Karl Ravech, commentator and host of ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight,” spoke to students about the field of sports journalism.

He was introduced by Christopher Callahan, dean and university vice provost.

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The Mobile Revolution
Feb. 17, 2013

A panel discussion featured members of The Arizona Republic’s mobile team: Samantha Bush, mobile/digital news reporter; Bill Guthrie, senior Web developer; Gary Nakanelua, manager of digital product development; and Penny Walker, editor of AZ tablet magazine.

It was moderated by Kristin Gilger, associate dean.

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Covering the Big Story
Feb. 10, 2014

Steve Capus, former president of NBC News, spoke about the changing environment of broadcast news and the importance of maintaining high standards when developing a brand as a journalist.

He was introduced by Mark Lodato, Cronkite assistant dean and news director.

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Embracing Entrepreneurship
Feb. 3, 2014

This panel discussion featured Neetu Rao, venture manager, the Edson Initiative; Arielle Hurst, marketing coordinator, Axosoft; Brandon Quester, executive director, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting; and Daniel Zayas, founder, dtphx.co.

It was moderated by Retha Hill, director of the New Media Innovation Lab.

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How Universities and Nonprofit Newsgathering Organizations Are Filling the Gap in Accountability Journalism Coverage
Jan. 23, 2014

More than 40 years after Watergate, today’s newsrooms find it difficult to conduct in-depth investigations due to time and budget pressures. This growing trend has opened the door for universities with professional journalism programs, like ASU, to fill the gap.

In this presentation, Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan and Cronkite Professor Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post, explore how universities and nonprofits can fill the gap in accountability journalism coverage. From 1972–74, Downie served as The Washington Post’s deputy metro editor, where he helped supervise the paper’s Watergate coverage.

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Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute Keynote by Richard Gingras of Google
Jan. 5, 2014

Richard Gingras, head of news and social products at Google, spoke to the Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute fellows about journalism and entrepreneurship.

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Never Let Go: Reporting and Writing on the Frontier Between Life and Death
Dec. 2, 2013

This Must See Monday featured Kelley Benham, staff writer, Tampa Bay Times and Tom French, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and professor of practice, Indiana University.

They were introduced by Terry Greene Sterling, Cronkite writer-in-residence.

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Beyond the Ordinary: Improving Coverage of Disability
Nov. 25, 2013

Ryan Gabrielson of California Watch, winner of the inaugural Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability, discussed reporting on disability issues.

He was introduced by Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism.

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The Best in Business Investigations
Nov. 18, 2013

James B. Steele, part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting duo Barlett & Steele, discussed business reporting with the winners of the 2013 Barlett & Steele Awards as part of the Must See Monday series at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The event was moderated by Andrew Leckey, Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism and president of the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

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Bob Schieffer Speaks to Cronkite Students
Oct. 28, 2013

Bob Schieffer, correspondent and anchor for CBS News “Face the Nation,” spoke with students.

The talk was moderated by Mark Lodato, assistant dean and news director.

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Pursuing Bin Laden
Oct. 21, 2013

Nicholas Schmidle, staff writer, The New Yorker, and Cronkite Fellow at the New America
Foundation spoke.

He was introduced by Kristin Gilger, associate dean.

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News + Play: The Power of Games and the Future of Interactive Storytelling
Oct. 7, 2013

A panel discussion featured Sasha Barab, director, Center for Games and Impact and Adam Ingram-Goble, director of innovations, Center for Games and Impact.

It was moderated by Retha Hill, director, New Media Innovation Lab and professor of practice

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Working With Hybrid Cameras: The Real Deal
Sept. 30, 2013

Kenny Irby, senior faculty for visual journalism and diversity and director of community relations for The Poynter Institute, talked about hybrid cameras.

He was introduced by Kristin Gilger, associate dean.

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Back Home: A News21 Investigation of the Challenges Facing Post-9/11 Veterans
Sept. 23, 2013

A panel featured Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism and former Washington Post executive editor, along with Carnegie-Knight News21 students.

It was moderated by Jacquee Petchel, executive editor of Carnegie-Knight News21.

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Media Images of Unrest in Turkey and Pakistan
Sept. 16, 2013

A panel of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows featured Hina Ali, Pakistan, TV producer for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Films; Derya Kaya, Turkey, Women for Women’s Human Rights-New Ways; and Javaria Tareen, Pakistan, reporter for the Balochistan Times.

The panel was moderated by Adelaida Severson, president/CEO of Bushtex, Inc., and Bill Silcock, director of Cronkite Global Initiatives and associate professor at Cronkite.

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Meet the Women of Arizona TV News
Sept. 9, 2013

A panel of on-air anchors featuring Catherine Anaya, KPHO-TV; Lin Sue Cooney, KPNX-TV; Carey Pena, KTVK-3TV; and Linda Williams, KSAZ-TV spoke about their lives in TV news.

The panel was moderated by Melanie Alvarez, lecturer and executive producer, Cronkite NewsWatch.

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Diversity and Inclusion in the News
April 1, 2013

Gwen Ifill, managing editor and moderator for “Washington Week,” spoke on the subject of “Diversity and Inclusion in the News.”

She was introduced by Dean Christopher Callahan.

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Journalism and the American Underclass
Feb. 4, 2013

Leon Dash, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and University of Illinois professor, spoke about journalism in the public interest.

He was introduced by Kristin Gilger, associate dean.

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The Making of a Documentary
Jan. 22, 2013

Peter Byck, director and producer of “Carbon Nation,” talked about the making of a documentary.

He was introduced by Mark Lodato, assistant dean and broadcast news director.

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Douglas Brinkley: "Cronkite"
Nov. 13, 2012

Douglas Brinkley, author of “Cronkite,” the new biography of Walter Cronkite, told the story of Cronkite's life and career.

He was introduced by Christopher Callahan, dean and university vice provost.

This event was sponsored by Arizona's House of Broadcasting Inc. Located in Scottsdale, HOBI is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of radio and television.

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Jeff Fager: The Future of Network News
Nov. 13, 2012

Jeff Fager, chairman, CBS News, spoke about the future of network news.

He was introduced by Christopher Callahan, dean and university vice provost.

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Social Media: Harnessing the Opportunities and Navigating the Challenges
Oct. 8, 2012

Ellyn Angelotti, faculty member at the The Poynter Institute, spoke to students about social media's possibilities.

She was introduced by Robin Phillips, digital director for the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

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Digital Journalism: If You’re Not Living on the Edge, You’re Taking Up Too Much Room
Sept. 17, 2012

Jennifer Sizemore, vice president and editor-in-chief of msnbc.com and today.com, spoke with students about digital journalism.

The session was introduced by Kristin Gilger, associate dean of the Cronkite School.

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Reporting Abroad: Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic
April 23, 2012

Rick Rodriguez, Carnegie Professor of Journalism, moderated a panel of Cronkite depth-reporting students on their experience reporting outside of the U.S.

Students were Joe Henke, McKenzie Manning, Tarryn Mento and Brandon Quester.

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Ethics and Excellence: A Global Perspective
April 16, 2012

Sandra Mims Rowe, Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics and former editor of The (Portland) Oregonian, spoke on ethics from a global perspective.

She was introduced by Tim McGuire, Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism.

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Student Showcase: Public Relations Lab
April 9, 2012

Students from the Cronkite School's public relations lab presented work done in spring 2012.

The panel was moderated by Associate Professor and PR Lab Director Fran Matera.

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Phones, Tablets and the Future of News
March 12, 2012

Regina McCombs, faculty member for The Poynter Institute, and former senior producer for multimedia at StarTribune.com, spoke to students about innovations in the news industry.

She was introduced by Assistant Professor Leslie-Jean Thornton.

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The Changing Role of the News Photographer in a Multimedia World
March 5, 2012

Dave Seibert, multimedia producer for The Arizona Republic spoke about how photographers' roles have evolved within news organizations.

He was introduced by Associate Dean Kristin Gilger.

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Baseball's Brightest: Covering Spring Training
Feb. 27, 2012

Veteran sports reporter Greg Boeck moderated a panel of sports journalists.

The panel included Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Gayle Jansen, Fox 10 News; Janie McCauley, The Associated Press; Scott Miller, CBSSports.com; and Bob Nightengale, USA Today.

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Making Sense of Social Media in Public Relations
Feb. 20, 2012

A panel of social media specialists advised students on strategic uses of social media for public relations.

The panel included Jennifer Hellum, formerly of azcentral.com; Chris Kline, ABC15, KNXV-TV; and Ashley Oakes, Zion and Zion.

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Secrets of a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist
Feb. 13, 2012

Jeff Leen, assistant managing editor of the investigative unit at The Washington Post, shared secrets of reporting in-depth stories in an interview with Leonard Downie Jr.

Downie is the Weil Family Professor of Journalism and former executive editor of The Washington Post.

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Leadership Now: Making a Difference in a New Journalism World
Feb. 6, 2012

Stephen Buckley, dean of faculty for The Poynter Institute, spoke about making a difference in a new journalism world.

He was introduced by Dean and University Vice Provost Christopher Callahan.

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David Brancaccio
Journalism and an Economy that Better Serves More People
Jan. 30, 2012

David Brancaccio, host of "Marketplace Index" for American Public Media, talked about public affairs journalism.

The Cronkite School recently announced a partnership between APM and the school through which visiting professionals will mentor students in producing stories that will appear in professional media outlets.

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Gregg Zachary
Africa: One Journalist's Journey into a Misunderstood Continent
Jan. 23, 2012

G. Pascal Zachary, professor of practice and author of "Married to Africa," spoke about aspects of Africa and how they inspired his writings.

Zachary has taught journalism and writing at Stanford University and UC Berkeley.

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RichardGingras
Innovation in the Age of Disruption
Jan. 4, 2012

As part of the Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute at the Cronkite School, Richard Gingras, head of news products at Google, spoke about transformation in the news business.

He spoke about how media can adapt to and benefit from the introduction of disruptive technologies.

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JeffJarvis
Jeff Jarvis on Teaching Entrepreneurial Journalism
Jan. 4, 2012

Jeff Jarvis, author of “What Would Google Do?” and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism for City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, came to the Cronkite School to speak as part of the Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute.

While here, he signed copies of his latest book, “Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live.”

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Op-Ed Panel
Public Relations in a Fast-changing Media World
Nov. 28, 2011

A panel of top Valley PR professionals talked about the modern PR practice.

The panel was moderated by Public Relations Lab Director Fran Matera.

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Op-Ed Panel
Social Media and the Digital Culture
Nov. 21, 2011

Steve Rubel, executive vice president for global strategy and insights at Edelman, shared his insights on the changing media landscape.

Edelman is the largest independent PR firm in the world.

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Op-Ed Panel
A History of the Future of News: What 1767 Tells Us About 2110
Nov. 14, 2011

Eric Newton, senior advisor to the president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, shared his views on what the future of mass media could look like.

As context, his talk chronicled how mass media has continually evolved over the ages.

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Op-Ed Panel
Through the Photojournalist's Lens
Nov. 7, 2011

Michael Chow, photographer for The Arizona Republic, spoke about his career capturing compelling, meaningful shots as a photojournalist.

He was introduced by Associate Dean Kristin Gilger.

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Op-Ed Panel
A Panel of Top Valley Columnists
Oct. 31, 2011

Rick Rodriguez, Carnegie Professor of Journalism, moderated a panel on op-ed writing.

The panel featured Stephen Lemons, staff writer for Phoenix New Times, and Laurie Roberts, columnist for The Arizona Republic.

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Retha Hill and Dan Gillmor
Thinking Like an Entrepreneur
Oct. 24, 2011

Dan Gillmor, digital media leader and director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, and Retha Hill, director of the New Media Innovation Lab, inspired students to "think like entrepreneurs."

The two talked about characteristics of startup culture, entrepreneurial journalism and rapid concept-to-market development in the new media arena.

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Kim Barker
Celebrating National Freedom of Speech Week
Oct. 17, 2011

James Weinstein, Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, and Joseph Russomanno, associate professor at the Cronkite School, spoke as part of the Cronkite School's celebration of Freedom of Speech week.

They were introduced by Cronkite Senior Associate Dean Marianne Barrett.

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Kim Barker
Covering the World
Oct. 10, 2011

Kim Barker, a reporter for ProPublica and the author of “The Taliban Shuffle,” spoke to students and others about being an international reporter.

She was introduced by G. Pascal Zachary, professor of practice and the author of four books, including “Married to Africa.”

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Steven Levy
Food Safety: A News21 Investigation
Oct. 3, 2011

Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism and former executive editor of The Washington Post, moderated a discussion with students of the summer 2011 Carnegie-Knight News21 national project based at the Cronkite School.

Students spoke about their project, Food Safety: A News21 Investigation, parts of which ran in The Washington Post and on msnbc.com.

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Steven Levy
Investigating Power and the Future of Truth
Sept. 26, 2011

Charles Lewis, executive editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, spoke to students about investigative journalism.

He was introduced by William K. Marimow, a two-time Pulitzer winner and executive editor for Carnegie-Knight News21.

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Steven Levy
From Apple to Google: Reporting Inside the Internet Business
Sept. 19, 2011

Steven Levy, senior editor of Wired and author of “Hackers,” spoke to students about covering big technology stories.

Andrew Leckey, Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism, talked about the Cronkite School's business journalism specialization that trains students to report on these beats.

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Aaron Brown
Ten Years Later: Reflections on the 9/11 Attacks
Sept. 12, 2011

Aaron Brown, Walter Cronkite Professor of Journalism and former CNN anchor, spoke about covering the 9/11 attacks as a new anchor to CNN.

Speaking to an audience of future storytellers, he said, "You have to make people understand the individual nature of large events."

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Arizona anchorwomen
Meet the Women of Arizona TV News
Aug. 29, 2011

Catherine Anaya of CBS 5, Lin Sue Cooney of 12 News, Carey Peña of KTVK 3, Katie Raml of ABC 15 and Linda Williams of Fox 10 talked about their careers as Arizona anchorwomen.

The conversation was moderated by Sue Green, broadcast director for Cronkite News Service.

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Tim McGuire
Murdoch, Journalism Ethics and the News Corp Scandal
Aug. 22, 2011

Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism Tim McGuire talked about the recent controversy surrounding Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and the impact it may have on the magnate's empire and the journalism industry.

McGuire was introduced by Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan.

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Len Downie in DC
The Role of University-Produced Journalism in America’s Digital News Future
June 1, 2011

Cronkite School Weil Family Professor of Journalism Leonard Downie Jr. spoke at a reception celebrating the opening of the Cronkite News Service Washington bureau.

Welcome remarks were given by Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan followed by special remarks by Professor Downie.

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Joe Russomanno
Tortured Logic: A Verbatim Critique of the George W. Bush Presidency
April 25, 2011

Steve Doig, the Cronkite School's Knight Chair in journalism, interviews Joseph Russomanno, associate professor at the Cronkite School.

Russomanno talked about his newest book, "Tortured Logic: A Verbatim Critique of the George W. Bush Presidency," and his approach to researching and writing the work.

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Paul Steiger
Mediactive
April 18, 2011

Dan Gillmor, director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship and Kauffman Professor of Digital Media Entrepreneurship, is internationally sought after as an expert on citizen media.

He spoke about his new book, "Mediactive," and the unique methods by which he is making it available with a digital-age audience in mind.

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Paul Steiger
Ethics and Diversity in the Digital Age
April 11, 2011

Caesar Andrews, Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics, spoke about the ethical issues facing today's journalists.

He was introduced by Tim McGuire, Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism at the Cronkite School.

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Paul Steiger
ProPublica: Investigative Journalism in a Non-profit Newsroom
April 4, 2011

Paul Steiger is the editor-in-chief, CEO and president of ProPublica, a national nonprofit reporting organization.

He was interviewed by Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism at the Cronkite School, and former executive editor of The Washington Post.

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Kenny Irby
The Big Picture: Photojournalism
March 28, 2011

Kenny Irby is visual journalism group leader and diversity director for The Poynter Institute. He talked about the state of modern photojournalism and creating innovation within the industry.

Associate Dean Kristin Gilger introduced Irby.

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David Boardman
Investigations that Win Pulitzers
March 21, 2011

David Boardman, executive editor and senior vice president of The Seattle Times and seattletimes.com, spoke to students about the role of investigative and public-service journalism.

Boardman was introduced by Dean Christopher Callahan.

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Victor Merina, Ina Jaffe, Meg Spratt
Communities in Crisis: Ethical Considerations for Journalists
March 7, 2011

Held in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Tucson, the program focused on how journalists can ethically cover communities facing crises, such as riots, natural disasters or acts of terrorism or violence.

“Communities in Crisis: Ethical Considerations for Journalists” was held in partnership with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Valley of the Sun chapter.

Panelists included Victor Merina, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times who is now a senior correspondent and special projects editor for Reznet, a website focusing on American Indian issues; and Ina Jaffe, a national correspondent for National Public Radio. Jaffe, who is based in Los Angeles, has covered stories such as elections, natural disasters and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The panel was moderated by Meg Spratt, director of Dart Center West.

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Marc Lacey
Covering Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico Border
Feb. 28, 2011

Phoenix bureau chief for The New York Times Marc Lacey has covered immigration issues in a variety of countries.

He spoke about the experience of being a one-man bureau covering issues around the state as a correspondent for The New York Times.

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Susan Lisovicz
Covering Financial Shockwaves
Feb. 21, 2011

Susan Lisovicz, Reynolds Visiting Professor in Business Journalism and former CNN Wall Street reporter, talked about covering the financial industry during the boom, bubble and collapse.

The former president of the New York Financial Writers Association talked about developing sources and explaining economic issues in a way that resonates with viewers.

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Marcia Parker
Hyperlocal Content for the Digital World
Feb. 14, 2011

Marcia Parker, West Coast editorial director at AOL/Patch Media, talked about how Patch.com covers communities across the nation.

Each Patch site functions as a hyperlocal "community hub of news, information and resources."

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LATimes
Cronkite students from the New Media Innovation Lab and the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship
Feb. 7, 2011

Assistant Professor Leslie-Jean Thornton (left) moderated a panel of students who spoke about the products they had created in the school's new media labs.

Speakers included alumnus Cody Shotwell (far right), graduate student Spring Eselgroth (next from right), student Andrew Gallo and graduate student Ashley Slaney (far left).

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LATimes
Beyond the Press Release: Practicing Public Relations in the Digital Era
Nov. 29, 2010

Associate Professor Fran Matera (left) interviewed a panel of local public relations practitioners, who talked about public relations in the digital age.

Guests included Tom Ambrose, executive director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (far right); Scott Hanson, APR and president, HMA Public Relations (second from left); and Paula L. Pedene, APR and public affairs officer, Phoenix VA Health Care System.

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LATimes
My Yahoo!: Providing Local Content to the Digital World
Nov. 22, 2010

Hilary Schneider, executive vice president at Yahoo!, was introduced by Jody Brannon, national director of News21 and Cronkite School professor of practice.

Schneider spoke about local content and its importance to community and democracy.

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LATimes
Singing a New Song: Recomposing the Future of Arts Journalism
Nov. 15, 2010

Bill Wyman, founder and editor of PHXated.com and former arts editor for Salon.com and National Public Radio, spoke to students about "Recomposing the Future of Arts Journalism."

Wyman talked about how to identify and write great stories, particularly on arts subjects.

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LATimes
The View from Washington on Election Eve
Nov. 1, 2010

Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism and former executive editor of The Washington Post, was interviewed by Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan on the night before midterm elections.

He talked about the role of the news media in covering elections and the democratic process.

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LATimes
Reporting Hot Business Stories: From iPhones to Oil Spills
Oct. 25, 2010

John Corrigan, business editor for the Los Angeles Times, was interviewed by Andrew Leckey, president of the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

He spoke about the importance of talking to real people and finding out who will be affected, positively and negatively, by the business developments and decisions you report on.

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Humphrey Fellows
Freedom of Speech: Global Perspectives
Oct. 18, 2010

The Cronkite School celebrated National Freedom of Speech Week.

International journalists from the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program were interviewed by Associate Professor Joe Russomanno.

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Arnie Kuenn
The Future of Content in an Online World
Oct. 11, 2010

Arnie Kuenn, president of Vertical Measures, spoke to students about building audiences for their work online.

Kuenn spoke about search engine optimization, online content marketing and how people consume content on the Web.

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News21
News21 Covers Latinos and Immigration
Oct. 4, 2010

Cronkite students and News21 reporters Lauren Gambino, Lauren Gilger and Grant Martin spoke about their summer 2010 experience covering the issues facing Latinos in America as part of the Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative headquartered at the Cronkite School.

Their talk was introduced by Jason Manning, managing editor of Carnegie-Knight News21, and Rick Rodriguez, Carnegie Professor of Journalism and former Sacramento Bee executive editor.

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Terry Greene Sterling
ILLEGAL, Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
Sept. 27, 2010

Terry Greene Sterling, award-winning journalist and Cronkite School Writer-in-Residence, spoke to students about her new book, ILLEGAL, Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone.

Sterling spoke about the sources she interviewed for the book and some of the other reporting she has done on immigration since.

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Lin Sue Cooney and Mark Curtis
Building Your Own Brand
Sept. 20, 2010

Dan Schawbel, managing partner of Millennial Branding and author of “Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future,” spoke to students about how to build their own brand in the media marketplace.

Schawbel offered advice on how to effectively use social media, network and find a job.

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Lin Sue Cooney and Mark Curtis
On the Air with Local News Anchors
Sept. 13, 2010

Mark Lodato, Assistant Dean, News Director and Professor of Practice, interviewed 12 News anchors Lin Sue Cooney and Mark Curtis.

Hear how they got into the business, and their advice for aspiring journalists.

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Aaron Brown
Covering the Big Story
Aug. 30, 2010

Cronkite Professor of Journalism, host of PBS' "Wide Angle" and former CNN anchor Aaron Brown spoke to students about covering big stories.

Brown also talked about why he chose reporting and the responsibility he felt as a journalist.

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Vanessa Fox
From Concept to Market: ASU Students Who Develop Innovative Digital Media Products
April 26, 2010

Dan Gillmor, director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Cronkite School, and CJ Cornell, the center's entrepreneur-in-residence, introduce four student projects incubated at the Knight Center.

Liz Smith discusses The Watchtree; Adam Klawonn talks about CityCircles; Amanda Crawford introduces us to Fictionado; and Marius Ciocirlan shows Blimee.

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Vanessa Fox
Marketing in the Age of Google
April 19, 2010

Vanessa Fox, creator of Google's Webmaster Central and the author of “Marketing in the Age of Google,” discusses how journalists can maximize their audiences by making their articles easy to find through online search.

Introduction by Dawn Gilpin, Cronkite School associate professor.

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Leslie Wayne
Politico: Covering Politics in the 21st Century
April 12, 2010

Jim VandeHei, co-founder of Politico, and Jason Manning, director of Student Media and managing editor of ASU News21, converse about how the Web is changing political coverage and how Politico attempts to provide the kind of stories people want to consume.

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Leslie Wayne
Money Talks: Covering how Big Business Rules Government
March 29, 2010

Leslie Wayne, former New York Times business reporter and visiting professor at Cronkite's Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, and Andrew Leckey, president of the Reynolds Center, discuss the influence of lobbyists on national politics, building on what Wayne learned covering, among other things, the arms industry.

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Terry Greene Sterling and Lee Gutkind
Writer to Writer: A Conversation about Narrative Non-Fiction
March 22, 2010

Terry Greene Sterling, award-winning journalist and the Cronkite School’s writer-in-residence, and Lee Gutkind, editor of Creative Nonfiction magazine and writer-in-residence at the ASU Virginia Piper Center for Creative Writing, discussed the importance of narrative non-fiction and shared techniques.

Carol Schwalbe, Cronkite School associate professor and former editor of the National Geographic, introduced the conversation.

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Dana Priest
Accountability Journalism: Walter Reed and Beyond
March 2, 2010

Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism and Washington Post vice president-at-large, moderated a conversation on accountability journalism. Downie was joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Priest who spoke about her series on the Walter Reed Medical Center and its poor treatment of wounded soldiers.

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