Storytelling Through Photography

March 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

"Must See Mondays"

Melissa Lyttle, president of the National Press Photographers Association, discusses the power of photojournalism and how to capture photos that tell important stories.

The Truth Behind Cancer Breakthroughs

April 4, 2017 - 6:30pm

“Health Conversations”

Cancer research is heavily covered by the media and promoted by advocacy groups, but it’s sometimes difficult to determine the true impact of cancer breakthroughs. Gina Kolata, science correspondent at The New York Times, and medical expert Michele Y. Halyard take a look at the media’s role in covering medical studies and how journalists can improve coverage.

The public talk is moderated by Dr. Joseph I. Sirven, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona who also chairs the Seniors and Seizures Task Force for the Epilepsy Foundation of America. Dr. Sirven and Gene Kolata will attend the event in person; Michele Halyard will join the conversation via live video feed.

Digital Solutions Lab

April 7, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

The Cronkite School is opening its doors for the Digital Solutions Lab, which offers the community expert advice and support on a variety of technological endeavors.

The Digital Solutions Lab provides the ASU community and public the chance to receive guidance from professional entrepreneurs and Web developers at the New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, a technological hub where students from across disciplines come together to create cutting-edge digital media products.

The lab is open to the public and covers a variety of topics, including entrepreneurial projects, websites and other digital ventures such as mobile app development. Adobe software support also is available.

PR Lab Mentorship Lecture and Aspire Award Presentation

April 10, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

"Must See Mondays"

The Cronkite Public Relations Lab hosts the annual PR Lab Mentorship Lecture and Aspire Award presentation, established in honor of Enid R. Pansky. The event features Corey duBrowa, senior vice president of global communications and public affairs at Starbucks, who will discuss how to build a great and enduring company and present Cronkite senior Caitlin Bohrer with the 2017 Aspire Award.

The annual event includes an introduction from Cronkite Associate Professor and Public Relations Lab Director Fran Matera.

90-Minute Mastery: Understanding the Other Side of the Interview

April 14, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Media training is an important element of strategic communication. Cronkite faculty associate Sonia Bovio, a marketing and communications veteran, offers tips on how to prepare and present oneself for an interview with a journalist.

Reporting From the Heart of Mexico

April 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

"Must See Mondays"

Southwest Borderlands Initiative Professor Rick Rodriguez and students share their reporting from Queretaro, Mexico.

Press, Politics and the Public: Political Polls

April 18, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Morrison Institute Director Thom Reilly and Weil Family Professor Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post, discuss the state of political polling in America and how pollsters badly missed predicting the outcome of the 2016 presidential race.

90-Minute Mastery: Discovering Connections in Social Media Conversations

April 21, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Understanding social media conversations and connections is essential in journalism and communications. Cronkite Assistant Professor K. Hazel Kwon shows the basics of Netlytic, a social network analysis tool that uncovers themes within conversations.

Faculty Research: From Social Media to Sports

April 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

"Must See Mondays"

Cronkite School faculty members discuss their latest research and important trends in journalism. The panel includes Assistant Professor Monica Chadha, Assistant Professor K. Hazel Kwon, Assistant Professor Sada Reed, Associate Professor Leslie-Jean Thornton and Associate Professor Sharon Bramlett-Solomon.