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Cronkite Students Win Recognition, Awards
June 6, 2013
Students in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University earned recognition this spring for accomplishments in reporting, producing, photography, entrepreneurship and digital innovation.
The accolades include the Emmy Foundation’s highest collegiate award, an Arizona Press Club award for the state’s best student photographer and recognition from the National Association of Black Journalists.
A complete list of recent awards:
College Television Awards
Couturier and McMurray were recognized for their 2012 work as producers of Cronkite NewsWatch, the school's student-produced newscast. Couturier received her master’s degree from the Cronkite School in December 2012, and McMurray graduated with a bachelor’s degree last month.
Cronkite NewsWatch airs four days a week during the academic year on Eight World, a digital channel of Eight-Arizona PBS that reaches 1.1 million homes across the state.
College Photographer of the Year Award
Edson Student Entrepreneurship Initiative
Hurst worked with three other ASU students – economics major Bethany McClure, construction engineering major Yash Lalwani and business finance major Devesh Tuteja – to create a project they have dubbed “Accelerant,” a Web-based tool designed to encourage student entrepreneurs to collaborate and connect. The platform utilizes a match-making software that pairs student entrepreneurs across campus based on complementary skill sets, then allows newfound teams to coordinate remotely with conferencing and project management capabilities.
NABJ Salute to Excellence National Media Awards
The News21 voting rights project is one of three singled out for recognition in the Online Project: News category, along with another voting rights project produced by The Nation, a national weekly political magazine, and a report on fair housing in America produced by ProPublica, a national, independent, nonprofit investigative newsroom.
The voting rights project was produced as part of the national News21 program headquartered at the Cronkite School, which brings together top journalism students from around the country to produce multimedia investigative reports on topics of national significance.
Obesity Solutions Challenge
The proposal was among nine finalists for the challenge, which offered entrepreneurs the chance to win up to $10,000 in seed funding for their ventures, along with office space, mentoring and the opportunity to present their ideas to real-world investors through ASU’s Venture Catalyst Program.
The New Media Innovation Lab brings together Cronkite students with others across the university to research and develop digital products for the news media and other industries.
The Arizona Partnership for Immunization “Big Shot” Award
Verbrigghe wrote and reported the story while working as a student reporter in Cronkite News Service, an immersive professional program in which students cover public policy issues for Arizona. The “Big Shots for Arizona” program recognizes individuals and organizations that spotlight immunization in Arizona.
Princeton in Asia Fellowship
The Princeton in Asia Fellow program, founded in 1898, is a nonprofit foundation affiliated with Princeton University. It awards more than 165 highly competitive fellowships in 20 countries, placing students with Asian host organizations in the fields of education, health, international development, environmental advocacy, journalism, law and business.
Press Visit to the European Union
Cronkite graduate students Mary Shinn and Lorri Allen spent a week in Brussels hearing from senior officials from the European Commission, the European External Action Service, the European Council, the European Parliament and Brussels-based U.S. diplomats on topics such as the global financial crisis, climate change and foreign policy challenges. The program is designed to build understanding of the European Union, its structure, policies and decision-making procedures as well as the EU's relationship with the United States.
Participating students came from leading U.S. journalism schools with graduate programs in journalism and communications, including Columbia University, Northwestern University and the University of California at Berkeley.