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The Cronkite School is rolling out an expanded roster of events to keep students connected with each other and with the outside world during the current “virtual semester.”

We’re continuing to offer Cronkite standards, such as “Must See Mondays” lectures and presentations and our 90-Minute Mastery skills workshops, as virtual events. And we’ve added a full schedule of social and recreational events, many of them suggested by students. Please explore these offerings and let us know what else we should add!

All times listed are Mountain Standard Time.

Daily Informal Meet-ups in the Cronkite CAFÉ

It may be tough to get to the Cronkite Forum to meet up with friends, classmates, colleagues and the rest of our Cronkite Community. But now you can catch up virtually in the Cronkite CAFÉ!

Cronkite is offering a series of informal, non-hosted Zoom meet-ups to help you bust your boredom, stay connected and have a little fun. We all need it!

Yoga Classes

Stay moving, stay active and stay mindful with a daily yoga class offered by certified yoga instructors and Cronkite master’s students, Chloe Jones and Haillie Parker. Once each weekday, attend a hosted class in the Cronkite CAFÉ that can be modified for all levels. Formats include yoga sculpt, balancing, yin/meditation classes and vinyasa flow.

Schedule: - Zoom link:

Mondays – 6-7 p.m. (Vinyasa flow with Haillie)
Tuesdays – noon-1 p.m. (Sculpt with Chloe)
Wednesdays – 8-9 a.m. (Balancing with Haillie)
Thursdays – 6-7 p.m. (Yin/meditation with Chloe)
Friday – 2-3 p.m. (Chaturanga workshop with Haillie)

Class Descriptions:

  • Vinyasa flow: Bring focus on connecting breath with physical movements and postures. This class is ideal for all skill levels.
  • Balancing: Using the same set sequence each time, this class is focused on strengthening core and balance through postures that highlight compression then release. It's a slower-moving flow and poses are held longer.
  • Sculpt: This class integrates small free weights (if you have them) with cardio and basics from vinyasa flow. Yoga experience is a plus.
  • Yin/meditation: This class focuses on the mental side of yoga. Students will be sitting on the floor the entire time holding postures for three to five minutes. This passive practice is aimed at letting gravity take your body into a shape while focusing on mindfulness meditation through breath.
  • Chaturanga workshop: Elevate your yoga practice in a class that focuses on the high to low push-up transition that connects one series of postures to another. Chaturanga is a fundamental movement for power/vinyasa yoga.

  • Lunch Bunch

    You can come sit at our table! Come to the Cronkite CAFÉ at noon Monday-Friday to share your lunchtime (or “snack time” depending on your time zone) with your Cronkite community.

    Weekdays at Noon - Zoom Link:

    Pets of Cronkite

    We’ve already seen them crashing your virtual classes and meetings, now it’s time for the Pets of Cronkite to take center stage in a meet-up of their own at the Cronkite CAFÉ! Show off some tricks, take a virtual walk and enjoy some creature comfort with our best non-human friends (and their owners).

    Tuesdays at 1 p.m. - Zoom Link:

    Kids of Cronkite

    Let’s face it. Your children are jealous that you’re suddenly getting more screen time than they are. Bring the kiddos to the Cronkite CAFÉ to make some silly faces and share stories, advice (and maybe a few complaints). Does anyone have suggestions on how to tutor pre-algebra from home?

    Wednesdays at 4 p.m. - Zoom Link:

    Sports Chat

    We know you miss sports. We miss sports too. Let’s talk about it in the Cronkite CAFÉ.

    Fridays at 1 p.m. - Zoom Link:

    Whatcha Watching?

    ‘Tis the season for all things Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and Amazon Video. It’s OK to binge; we won’t tell! Share your recommendations and record-setting stream times with these entertainment-focused meet-ups in the Cronkite CAFÉ.

    Mondays at 4 p.m. - Zoom Link:

    Karaoke/Dance Party

    So what if the restaurants and clubs are closed? Bring your mic, your tunes and your best dance moves so we can have some fun in the Cronkite CAFÉ!

    (Proper Zoom etiquette required; clean radio edits appreciated!)

    Thursdays at 7 p.m. - Zoom Link:

    Professional & Career Development

    These events include some Cronkite standards, such as our series of Must See Mondays presentations and 90-Minute Masteries, plus some new offerings to help students meet their professional and career goals.

    April 2, 2020 - 11 a.m.
    Adapt and Conquer Your Career: A Conversation with The New York Times

    Theodore Kim, director of Newsroom Fellowships and Internships, will talk with Cronkite students about how to get an edge in landing that all-important fellowship or internship and other career advice.

    Adapt and Conquer Your Career is exclusively available on Zoom at:

    April 7, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.
    Faculty Chat: Sports Director Brett Kurland

    An open conversation about the role sports has played in each of our lives, our thoughts on its absence right now, and what it might look like when it returns. We'll also discuss how sports journalism might be different moving forward and maybe even do a little sports trivia.

    Faculty Chat is exclusively available on Zoom at:

    April 8, 2020 - 4 p.m.
    Adapt and Conquer Your Career: A Conversation with Brodeur Partners

    Christine Dotts, senior vice president at Brodeur Partners, will bring career advice and talk with Cronkite students about how to get an edge in landing that all-important internship or job in the public relations and strategic communications space.

    Faculty Chat is exclusively available on Zoom at:

    Advanced Video Editing and Graphics

    April 10, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
    90-Minute Mastery

    Director of Studio Production Jim Jacoby walks through next-level video and motion graphics editing in Adobe Premiere and After Effects.

    90-Minute Mastery is now exclusively available on Zoom at:

    April 10, 2020 - 1 p.m.
    Sports Chat: A Conversation with Mike Yam

    In this special edition of Sports Chat, get advice from PAC-12 Network's studio host Mike Yam. He will be discussing tips and strategies on how to set yourself apart with your resume reel by making the most of reporting from home.

    Before the event, email Director of Sports Programs Brett Kurland ( for a special assignment that will give you a leg up on the competition.

    Sports Chat is exclusively available on Zoom at:

    Critical Issues in American Sports

    April 13, 2020 - 7 pm
    Must See Mondays

    Dwayne Bray, senior coordinating producer, ESPN, will join Paola Boivin, digital director, Cronkite News – Phoenix Sports Bureau, for a discussion on critical issues arising in sports.

    Must See Mondays is now exclusively available on Zoom at:

    April 14, 2020 - 4 p.m.
    Faculty Chat: Assistant Dean Dr. Bill Silcock

    POETRY AND VINYL! Come together to talk about poetry (April is national poetry writing month). Share your own poetry or the best of the classics. Dip into song lyrics and popular music new and old. Poetry is a unique form of writing focused on selecting just the right word! It’s a valuable writing pattern for any journalist.

    Faculty Chat is exclusively available on Zoom at:

    April 15, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.
    Cronkite Book Club

    The Cronkite Book Club will be discussing “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz” by Erik Larson. New members are welcome to join the discussion.

    Cronkite Book Club is exclusively available on Zoom at:

    Making a Difference in Local Television News

    April 20, 2020 - 7pm
    Must See Mondays

    Christine Devine (’87) is an anchor at Fox 11 in Los Angeles. She will return to Cronkite to close out the spring Must See Mondays lineup with a discussion about local news.

    Topics will include how to make traditional TV relevant to viewers, the power of community reporting, underreported areas that are opportunities for local news, how to navigate the job hunt for entry-level local newsroom positions, and top skills needed for journalists in local newsrooms today.

    The discussion will be moderated by Director of Career Services Mike Wong.

    Must See Mondays is now exclusively available on Zoom at:

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    No decision has yet been made with regard to ASU or Cronkite graduation ceremonies. We will keep assessing circumstances and keep everyone informed as decisions are made. Check the ASU COVID-19 webpage for the most recent information.

    Meanwhile, you can RSVP for both ASU’s commencement and convocation ceremonies here.