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National Recognitions

The Cronkite School has the nation’s best overall record in journalism competitions — just one measure of the quality and breadth of the student experience.

The awards include:

Cronkite News was the winner of an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award — only the third time in the history of the duPont Awards that a Phoenix-based news operation has won the award and the first time a journalism school has ever received the honor.

The school has won the international Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for reporting on social justice issues four times — the best record of any journalism school in the country.

The Cronkite School has won five Edward R. Murrow Awards honoring student work in video journalism — the most of any journalism school in the country.

Cronkite has one of the nation’s best records in the Hearst Journalism Awards, considered the Pulitzer Prizes of college journalism. The school has placed in the top 10 in the Hearst Journalism Awards program for 17 consecutive years and has finished in the top five in nine of those years.

Cronkite students have accumulated the most awards in the national Society of Professional Journalists’ national “Mark of Excellence” contest 10 times since 2005, winning a total of more than 100 awards — the best record of any journalism school in the country.

Cronkite also won a Sigma Delta Chi Award from SPJ, a professional honor that dates back to 1932 and recognizes the best professional journalism in print, radio, television and online.

In the past decade, the Cronkite School has amassed 170 awards at the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Art, where students have earned the most news division awards nine of the past 10 years — the best record of any school in the country.

Cronkite School students have earned hundreds of other awards in both student and professional categories in journalism competitions. They include honors from the Native American Journalists Association, the Asian American Journalists Association, the Online News Association and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing.