Cronkite Night at the Movies: “Shattered Glass”

September 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

In this true story, Hayden Christensen portrays Stephen Glass, a promising young Washington journalist for The New Republic. “Shattered Glass” chronicles the rapid rise and fall of Glass, who fabricated sources, quotes and even entire stories.

The film includes an introduction by Jessica Pucci, Ethics and Excellence Professor of Practice.

Reporting the News on Snapchat

September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
"Must See Mondays"

Award-winning political journalist Peter Hamby, head of news at Snap Inc., talks about the growing influence of news on Snapchat and social media in this talk with Jessica Pucci, Ethics and Excellence Professor.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “Spotlight”

September 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Cronkite School hosts a public screening of the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight," with an introduction by Walter V. Robinson, the longtime Boston Globe investigations editor who led the newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning report on the Roman Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal depicted in “Spotlight.” Robinson is the Donald W. Reynolds Visiting Professor at the Cronkite School.

90-Minute Mastery: How to Make FOIA Requests and Navigate Hurdles

September 29, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Knight Foundation litigation attorney Adam Marshall and Cronkite News Executive Editor Kevin Dale explain how to request records and deal with denials in this special 90-minute session for Cronkite students.

National Geographic: Storytelling in the Digital Age

October 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
"Must See Mondays"

Susan Goldberg, editorial director of National Geographic Partners and editor-in-chief of National Geographic Magazine, examines the evolution of storytelling.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “The Most Dangerous Man in America”

October 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official, shook America when he smuggled a top-secret Pentagon study to The New York Times that showed how five presidents lied to the American people about the Vietnam War.

The film includes an introduction by Cronkite Senior Associate Dean Kristin Gilger.

90-Minute Mastery: Adobe After Effects

October 13, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Jim Jacoby, television production manager of Cronkite News, offers a hands-on introduction to digital visual effects software, plus tips and tricks to enhance any video in this special 90-minute session for Cronkite students.

Family Weekend Tailgate Breakfast

October 14, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:30am

Kick off Family Weekend with the Cronkite School’s Family Weekend Tailgate Breakfast. Students and family members are invited to a high-energy breakfast with college football on the big screen. Cheer on the Sun Devils as they take on the Washington Huskies.

Covering President Trump: Observations from a Veteran White House Correspondent

October 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
"Must See Mondays"

Jon Decker, White House correspondent for Fox News Radio, shares his experiences covering the president in this talk with Assistant Dean Rebecca Blatt.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “All the President’s Men”

October 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman star in the film adaptation of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s seminal book, which details the journalists’ reporting that led to the revelation of the Watergate scandal. (1976)

The film is introduced by Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism and former executive editor of The Washington Post.

2017 Cronkite Award Luncheon

October 19, 2017 - 11:30am

Join the Cronkite School and the Cronkite Endowment Board of Trustees in honoring the 2017 recipients of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, award-winning anchor and managing editor of the “PBS NewsHour” Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill, at the 34th annual Cronkite Award Luncheon.

The annual celebration concludes with the presentation of the award to a leading journalist. Past recipients have included Bob Costas, Bob Schieffer, Robin Roberts, Christiane Amanpour, Diane Sawyer, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, Tom Brokaw, Jane Pauley, Katharine Graham, Bob Woodward, Helen Thomas, Ben Bradlee and George Will.

For more information, visit the Cronkite Award Luncheon Page.  

Data-Powered Journalism

October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

"Must See Mondays"

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sarah Cohen, the Knight Chair in Data Journalism, discusses the growing importance of data journalism with Dean Christopher Callahan.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “Citizenfour”

October 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

Winner of the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, “Citizenfour” explores the NSA spying scandal through the eyes of Edward Snowden, the NSA intelligence analyst who revealed numerous government surveillance programs.

The documentary includes an introduction by Julia Wallace, Frank Russell Chair.

The Art and Science of Strategic Communications

October 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

"Must See Mondays"

Cronkite alumnus Margo Gillman (’93), executive director of Enterprise Transformation and Internal Communications at City of Hope cancer centers, examines strategic communications in the digital age with Mark Hass, Cronkite professor of practice in strategic communications.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “The Vietnam War”

November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

Arizona PBS hosts a screening of highlights from the 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series, “The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The documentary features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

The event will be introduced by Mary Mazur, general manager of Arizona PBS.

90-Minute Mastery: The Other Side of the Interview

November 3, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Faculty associate Sonia Bovio, a strategic communications veteran, offers tips on how to prepare for an interview with a journalist — or for a job in this special 90-minute session for Cronkite students.

From Cronkite to ESPN: Getting Started in Sports Journalism

November 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
"Must See Mondays"

Cronkite alumnus Matt Barrie (’01), anchor and studio host at ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” shares his rise from the Cronkite School to the “worldwide leader in sports” in this talk with Paola Boivin, professor of practice in sports journalism.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “Good Night and Good Luck”

November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

This Academy Award-nominated film, written and directed by George Clooney, tells the story of how CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his staff exposed Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy for exploiting America’s fears of communism.

The film includes an introduction by Cronkite Assistant Dean B. William Silcock.

The Purpose and Power of Public Broadcasting

November 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
"Must See Mondays"

Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, discusses the impact of public broadcasting with Mary Mazur, general manager of Arizona PBS.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “Anchorman”

November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

In “Anchorman,” Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting era of the 1970s, but that's all about to change when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

The film includes an introduction by Cronkite Associate Dean Mark Lodato.

90-Minute Mastery: Discovering Connections in Social Media Conversations

November 17, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Assistant Professor Hazel Kwon teaches the basics of Netlytic, a social network analysis tool that uncovers user connections within conversations in this special 90-minute session for Cronkite students.

Barlett & Steele Awards: The Best in Investigative Business Journalism

November 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
"Must See Mondays"

The winners of the 2017 Barlett & Steele Awards share their award-winning investigations with Professor Andrew Leckey, president, Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

NCDJ Award: The Best in Disability Reporting

November 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

"Must See Mondays"

The winner of the Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability discusses disability journalism and explores their award-winning work.

Fall 2017 Convocation

December 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Cronkite School's fall 2017 convocation ceremony is held on Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at ASU Gammage. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Graduates arrive at the east side of Gammage beginning at 6 p.m. There is signage directing the graduates to the lineup area for the processional. The processional begins promptly at 7 p.m. Degree candidates' names are read as they cross the stage to receive personal congratulations from Dean Christopher Callahan. The ceremony ends at approximately 8 p.m.

For details on ASU’s university-wide commencement ceremonies, visit