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Despite the tremendous challenges our community, nation and world face today with the coronavirus pandemic, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is continuing our educational mission unabated by transforming our 193 in-person courses into immersive, remote learning environments. This site showcases some of the tremendous work of our students and professors and demonstrates their adaptability, creativity, comradery and perseverance.
ASU President Michael Crow talks about virtual education in an interview with Fareed Zakaria of CNN, complete with visuals of Cronkite students in virtual classrooms.
Thanks, @cnn @FareedZakaria for highlighting teachers & the amazing #onlinelearning @asu incl @CronkiteASU #rockstars working on digital media #entrepreneurship. #forksup https://t.co/ijfN9GED0A pic.twitter.com/2b7nkQYhsa
— Mi-Ai Parrish (@publishorperish) May 10, 2020
Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan appears on the Fox10 “Arizona Morning” show with Syleste Rodriguez to talk about the transition to virtual education and how the school is celebrating convocation for its graduating students.
ASU football coach and Cronkite faculty member Herm Edwards offers a video message on the importance of hope. Follow here
The Knight-Cronkite News Lab shares stories about how local television stations are adapting to covering news in a time of COVID-19. Read here
A five-foot tall robot is helping keep Arizona PBS on the air, monitoring equipment for engineers who are working from home. Read here
ASU Now profiles Cronkite student Karina Espinoza, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, who worked in Cronkite Noticias, the Spanish-language bureau of Cronkite News, and who aspires to a career as a bilingual reporter. Read here
ASU head football coach Herm Edwards spends part of his birthday on Monday speaking via Zoom to students in a Cronkite Ethics and Diversity in Sports Journalism class, while students in a Strategic Sports Communication class hear from Fred Gaudelli, executive producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
— Jordan Spurgeon (@spurge_) April 27, 2020
Final guest speaker of @Cronkite_ASU semester was a great - and timely - one
23-time Emmy winner & exec. producer for @SNFonNBC Fred Gaudelli has done 15 NFL Drafts dating back to 1983
Invaluable insight from 1 of key people behind prime time TV’s #1 show each of last 9 years pic.twitter.com/EIsjWb54dC
— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) April 23, 2020
Graduate student Paulina Verbera is recognized by Excelencia in Education, an organization that promotes higher education success for Latino students. Follow here
Senior Frankie McLister is featured in a special tribute to the Class of 2020 by the National Press Club Journalism Institute – and gets a special shout-out from Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts.
We asked @GMA's @RobinRoberts if she had any advice for a graduating journalism student who wondered, "How do you keep going, Robin? How do you come off so 'down-to-earth' on air?" Here's her gracious answer to @Cronkite_ASU's @FrankieMcLister. https://t.co/rfItjmaLbE
— Julie Moos (@juliemmoos) April 22, 2020
Kristy Roschke, managing editor of the Cronkite School’s News Co/Lab, discusses coronavirus misinformation for an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read here
Professor of Practice Andrés Martinez writes about how the pandemic might change the nature of sport, particularly its globalism, for Future Tense. Read here
The international cohort of Humphrey Fellows at the Cronkite School offer a multilingual message of solidarity in the face of the global COVID-19 challenge. Follow here
Dozens of Cronkite students interviewed for summer and fall internships right on schedule this semester, thanks to the school’s first virtual internship interview day. Read here
A new report authored by Cronkite Professor Leonard Downie, Jr., former editor of The Washington Post, documents the Trump administration’s attacks on U.S. news organizations and the consequences for a free press. Read here
Variety magazine quotes Knight-Cronkite News Lab senior researcher and former CBS News President Andrew Heyward on the surge in network news viewership and whether it can last. Read here
For Senior Marcella Baietto, the last 18 months at the Cronkite School have been a wild ride, starting with an internship in New York City, followed by a reporting trip to Mexico and ending with remote broadcasts from her bedroom. Read here
The Nieman Lab features advice from NewsCo/Lab’s Dan Gillmor and Kristy Roschke on how news organizations can better cover coronavirus and cautions against linking to outdated stories about the disease. Read more
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism provides tips and story ideas for journalists covering the economic impact of COVID-19. Read here
Reporting, producing and learning have not paused in the least as the Cronkite School’s newsrooms, classrooms, student press and studios shift to a remote environment.
Inspired by the pandemic’s impact on tribal lands, Cronkite writer-in-residence Terry Greene Sterling collaborated with alumnus Jake Goodrich to update an award-winning report on “rez golf.” Read here
Cronkite Professor Mi-Ai Parrish is part of a web event for Future Tense’s yearlong Free Speech Project, during which she addressed the challenges facing the news industry. Read here
Heather Dunn, Cronkite News content director, shares insights with international journalists on how students, faculty and staff are adapting to reporting remotely. Follow here
ASU’s Downtown Devil highlights Cronkite’s efforts to provide social and recreational activities to combat student isolation. Follow here
Arizona PBS turns to a telepresence robot named “Scotty” to monitor the control room and other equipment, helping the station stay on the air while most staff work from home. Watch here
Assistant Professor Jacob Nelson offers inspiration to his students with a Twitter thread on what journalists love about their jobs. Dozens of Cronkite instructors, alums and professionals respond. Follow here
The reporting and producing teams at Cronkite News -- the Cronkite School's award-winning professional program -- are dedicated to covering COVID-19's impact in Arizona. For full multimedia reports go to https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/. Watch here
Senior Associate Dean Kristin Gilger tells the story of how the Cronkite School transformed its curriculum into remote learning environments. Read here
Anthony Totri, a newly minted Cronkite graduate who just joined the team at ABC57 in Indiana, started a Twitter thread – #ThankYouCronkite – that has exploded among Cronkite students in the wake of the coronavirus. Follow here
A video by Assistant Dean Melanie Alvarez shows how Cronkite students continue to tell important stories despite the challenges of the coronavirus.
Assistant Dean Melanie Alvarez and Student Success Director Mary Cook create Cronkite Café to help reconnect our students with each other in this time of isolation. Read here
Dean Christopher Callahan talks about the educational challenges – and opportunities – in an interview with Slate’s Future Tense. Story written by 2019 Cronkite grad Mia Armstrong.
Watch the Future Tense interview with Dean Callahan with Editor Torie Bosch: Watch here
Arizona PBS redesigns half of its daily broadcasting schedule to meet the needs of Arizonans by airing subject-specific courses for K-12 while the state’s schools are shut down. Read here
Dean Christopher Callahan writes about the teamwork and the focus on adaptability, creativity and perseverance in a letter to our Cronkite Endowment Board of Trustees. Read here
The first days of Cronkite News students reporting remotely are captured in this video by Assistant Dean Melanie Alvarez.
The Cronkite School and Arizona PBS are hosting an hour-long statewide broadcast featuring Gov. Doug Ducey answering questions about COVID-19 and its impact on Airzonans. Read here
ASU Assistant Vice President for Media Relations Chris Fiscus writes about the first days of Cronkite News working remotely, during which students began producing news for all Arizonans from their homes. Read here
A Cronkite News special, “Coronavirus Chronicles,” highlights student efforts to cover COVID-19 and its impact on people’s lives over the past seven weeks. View here
Cronkite News reporter Jessica Myers writes about the thousands of DACA recipients who are working on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Read here
In the lead-up to the school’s virtual convocation, students share their memories of their years at the Cronkite School. Follow here
Freshman here feels like yesterday and a lifetime ago at the same time 😂😭 @Cronkite_ASU first week at Cronkite and then Taylor Place move out...hard to believe #CronkiteConvocation is next week! #CronkiteNation pic.twitter.com/OFEgK7IIjj— K a r e n n a (@karennaguzman) May 7, 2020
Luis Zambrano of Cronkite News writes about how the cancelation of graduation ceremonies at colleges and universities across the country is hard for everyone but is especially disappointing for first-generation college students and their families. Read here
Pedro Gomez of ESPN, who has covered baseball for more than 30 years, reflects on “the jolt” this baseball season has been for him and other lovers of the sports in this piece for Cronkite News by Edith Noriega. Read here
Soon-to-be Cronkite graduate Terance Thatch joins in “Selfie Day,” part of a weeklong celebration leading up to the school’s first virtual convocation.
It’s Selfie Day in our weeklong #CronkiteConvocation celebration! 6 more days and I am OFFICIALLY alumni #CronkiteNation #ForksUp‼️ pic.twitter.com/w1OQFBFZBd— Terance Thatch (@terancethatch) May 5, 2020
Cronkite News reporter Joshua Gerard Gargiulo reports on a rash of scams and fraud associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Read here
Students in Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS, offer advice to students coming up behind them.
— Cronkite School (@Cronkite_ASU) May 4, 2020
Cronkite News tackles the question: “How do I find a job when so many are out of work?” Read here
Olivia Diem of Anaheim, California, celebrates her acceptance to the Cronkite School on National College Signing Day, when students across the country traditionally commit to their college choices.
Cronkite investigative reporting students write for The Boston Globe about how thousands of thoroughbreds have been idled during stay-at-home orders, with serious consequences for the racing industry. Read here
The Downtown Devil, a student news site that covers downtown Phoenix, writes about how Cronkite students are continuing to report during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read here
Students in a TV Reporting class learn how to tell compelling video stories on topics ranging from Harry Potter fandom to the recent boom in takeout food business – all without leaving their homes. Emma Parkhouse and Caroleina Hassett
Senior Jordan Elder reports for Cronkite News about ASU historians creating a global archive of people’s COVID memories.
This is one of my favorite @cronkitenews stories so far.
Historians at @ASU are making a global archive of people’s COVID memories. You can submit your photos for future history books, museums and more! 📚 pic.twitter.com/N2D6fldfTn
— Jordan Elder (@JordanElderTV) April 24, 2020
The Society of Professional Journalists recognizes Cronkite News for excellence in creating remote newscasts as part of the College Coronavirus Coverage awards. Read here
Sports journalism students Stephanie Bates, Julian Paras and Kerston Corns create a special NFL Draft show to preview what will be a history-making day for professional sports. Watch here
The latest Cronkite News remote newscast highlights the debate over reopening Arizona for business and the impact of President Trump’s immigration crackdown.
Graduate student Kelsey Collesi writes for AZPreps365.com on keeping athletes on track at Desert Vista High School. Read here
Seniors Delaney White and Dylan Simard write for Cronkite News about a deployment of Arizona nurses to Colorado to help meet that state’s COVID-19 needs. Read here
Junior Caroline Linch of Cronkite News reports on an Arizona effort to bring researchers together to better understand COVID-19 and how to combat it. Read here
Freshman Ethan Ryter profiles his hometown’s high school football standout, who is holding onto his dream of playing in the NFL. Watch here
Graduate student Rosaura Wardsworth interviews people in Spain, Germany and South Korea about how the quarantine is affecting them. Watch here
In this story for The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com, investigative reporting students Austin Fast and Brendon Derr explain why 47 states, including Arizona, have deemed alcohol sales an “essential service’’ during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read here
Students create their own sets and get creative with technology as they practice anchoring skills in an advanced broadcast reporting class taught by former TV news reporter Nicole Koester. Watch here
Cronkite News reports on how Arizona plans to provide antibody tests for first responders and add drive-thru coronavirus testing centers for the public. Read here
In an article for The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com, Cronkite investigative reporting students Natalie Walters and Nino Abdaladze write about a surge in demand for wills and other estate planning documents. Read here
Cronkite News produces a remote newscast focused on health care workers and the impact of social distancing in Arizona. Watch here
In an article for The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com, investigative reporting students Andy Blye and Jill Ryan write about how social isolation increases risks for those suffering from addiction. Read here
Cronkite News showcases ways people are helping each other in the era of coronavirus. In one story, senior Melanie Porter reports on a window cleaning company that has started cleaning playgrounds – for free – to keep kids safe and playgrounds open. Read here
Junior Jessica Myers reports for Cronkite News on a record-setting number of background checks for gun sales in Arizona as fears of the coronavirus grow. Read here
Seniors Colby Tortorici, Marcos Noah Guzman and Max Madden create a news game, “Olympix”, in Cronkite’s New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab. Players take on the role of an Olympic Games’ board member who must deal with the pandemic and the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 games.
What is quarantine like for a Humphrey Fellow in his home country? Cronkite School Fellow Gigo Bosnic writes about returning home to Montenegro during the global pandemic. Read here
This remotely produced Cronkite News newscast features Arizona researchers working on a COVID-19 vaccine and a blood drive held by the Arizona Cardinals. Watch here
Junior Ryan Vlahovich reports on the first citations for those violating Governor Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home executive order. Read here
Junior Alexis Young finds that sharing laughs with her family in Sacramento is a good antidote for the mental stress of quarantine. Watch here
Cronkite News reports that social distancing and the wider use of face masks may be flattening the curve of hospitalizations. Read here
The CN2GO daily podcast brings Arizonans the latest news on how COVID-19 is affecting the state. Listen here
Senior Sydney Madison offers a tutorial on how to deliver a seamless weather forecast from home using a DIY clicker. Follow here
Senior Miranda Cyr shows how she prepared a segment for Cronkite News on Gov. Doug Ducey’s briefing on COVID-19 in Arizona. Follow here
The Cronkite News producer team – known as the "prodpod" – creates a newscast entirely remotely. Follow here
Cronkite Sports engages with its audiences by asking: “How do you feel about the idea of Major League Baseball playing its season in Arizona?” Follow here
Senior Madison LaBerge breaks down some of the most recent COVID-19 numbers per the Arizona Department of Health Services in this video report for Cronkite News.
Read LaBerge’s Twitter thread about an interview with a recovered patient here.
Graduate student Rachel Phillips reports on tennis being suspended until at least July 13th. If the current trend continues, 2020 could be the first time since World War II that only one Grand Slam is played. Watch here
Graduate student Marcella Baietto and senior Miranda Cyr anchor Cronkite Noticas Virtual, the Spanish-language newscast from Cronkite News. Watch here
The latest coronavirus news and its impact on Arizonans from Cronkite News reporters Luis Zambrano and Christopher Howley. Read here
Graduate student Marcella Baietto shows off her DIY skills by making a homemade teleprompter. Follow here
Senior Madison LaBerge is telling the coronavirus story in Arizona on social media with daily updates, graphics and videos as well as reports in Spanish. Follow here
Junior Dylan McKim explains the stimulus package using Monopoly to help illustrate. Follow here
Senior Tony Thai pulled created an interactive graphic to illustrate how well Arizona is doing at social distancing. Read here
Students in Cronkite News are doubling down on coronavirus coverage. Read and watch here
Cronkite News produces its first remote newscast.
Students Helen Wieffering, Austin Fast and Agya Aning write in The Arizona Republic about how coronavirus has impacted people of all faiths as worshipping goes online. Read here
For her Television Reporting class, junior Emma VanenEinde takes us inside a day in her life at Taylor Place, ASU’s downtown residence hall, as she adjusts to working remotely and with most of her classmates gone. Watch here
Students Molly Bohannon, Shaena Montanari, Mackenzie Shuman and Ryan Vlahovich report for The Arizona Republic on the popularity of Arizona’s hiking trails as people search for outdoor activities. Read here
CN 2 Go, our new daily audio report, provides audio news briefings via Alexa, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Listen here
Students Andrew Blye, Brendon Derr and Jill Ryan report for The Arizona Republic on the difficulties of grocery deliveries during the pandemic. Read here
Cronkite News has launched a new section – COVID-19 in Arizona – that features new coronavirus stories, an informational graphic tracking cases in the state each day, “How to Help” section and a logo created by Brian Lamborn-Hertzberg. Read here
Junior Reed Harmon conducts a home-to-home interview with ASU softball player Morgan Leinstock. Watch here