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National Recognitions

Known for its “teaching hospital method,” the Cronkite School has been recognized as a leader and innovator among journalism educators by The New York Times, The Times of London, the American Journalism Review and USA Today.

The Cronkite School has received numerous national recognitions and honors.

    Cronkite News has won a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, marking just the third time in the history of the duPont Awards that a Phoenix-based news operation has received the honor.

    The school has the best record in the Society of Professional Journalists' national "Mark of Excellence" competition over the past 15 years, including eight first-place finishes. In that span, students have won a total of 86 awards.

    Cronkite has one of the nation's best records in the Hearst Journalism Awards, including two first-place finishes and three second-place finishes, over the past 10 years. The Hearst Awards are considered the Pulitzer Prizes of college journalism.

    The school has won the international Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for reporting on social justice issues three of the past seven years – the best record of any journalism school.

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

    The Cronkite School won the very first Edward R. Murrow Award honoring a college student for work in video journalism.

    In the past eight years, the Cronkite School has amassed 135 awards at the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts, the most of any school in the country.