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Redefining Social Media

February 20, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

"Must See Mondays"

BuzzFeed Social Media Director Maycie Thornton, a 2011 Cronkite School graduate, examines how news startups and social media are reshaping how people get the news.

Press, Politics and the Public: Journalism Lessons

February 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Weil Family Professor Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post, moderates a discussion on the missteps in coverage of the 2016 presidential election and lessons for future political coverage.

The panel discussion includes Cronkite News Digital Production Director Rebecca Blatt, Cronkite News – Phoenix Bureau Director Venita Hawthorne James and Julia Wallace, Frank Russell Chair and former editor-in-chief of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Can Democracy Survive? Only If Investigative Journalism Does

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

"Must See Mondays"

Reynolds Visiting Professor Walter V. Robinson, editor at large at The Boston Globe who led the award-winning “Spotlight” investigation, explores the past, present and future of investigative journalism. The talk is part of the Paul J. Schatt Memorial Lecture, an annual event held at the Cronkite School in honor of the longtime Arizona Republic editor who taught journalism at ASU for more than 30 years.

Cronkite Global Conversations: Broadcasting Today – A View from Rwanda, India and Nigeria

March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm

Broadcasters are embracing new ways of providing visual narratives in a multiplatform media world. Kunal Ranjan of India, who has a decade of experience spanning print, digital and television journalism; Adetola Kayode, an experienced journalist from Nigeria; and Jean Claude Kabengera, chief news editor for Radio/TV10 in Rwanda, discuss the latest developments in their countries.

Digital Solutions Lab

March 3, 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.

Free Speech on Campus

March 13, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

"Must See Mondays"

Cronkite Associate Professor and noted First Amendment scholar Joseph Russomanno moderates a discussion that examines free speech issues on America’s college campuses.

Cronkite Global Conversations: New Models for NGOs in the 21st Century

March 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

Nonprofit organizations are reshaping the way they function and work in the 21st century. Narmina Strishenets, a leading communications professional from Ukraine, and Edine Harr’met-Kimbouala, an NGO expert from Congo-Brazzavile, discuss NGOs and their role in countries across the world.

Reporting on an Unsolved Mystery

March 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

FOX 10 News anchor John Hook, a member of the Cronkite School’s Alumni Hall of Fame, shares behind the scenes stories about his investigation into the 1978 murder of actor Bob Crane. Hook recently published a book on the murder, “Who Killed Bob Crane?: The Final Close-Up.”

In his investigation, Hook retested the original blood evidence using modern DNA testing in a final search for answers.
Signed copies of Hook’s book will be available for purchase after the presentation.

90-Minute Mastery: How to Conduct Really Good Interviews

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

Meaningful interviews can help uncover the truth. Donald W. Reynolds Visiting Professor Walter V. Robinson, who led the Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” investigation into the Roman Catholic Church, shares important advice on conducting interviews.  

Designing Career Strategies

March 20, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

"Must See Mondays"

Ramon Escobar, vice president of talent recruitment and development at CNN, shares important lessons and tips for getting started in journalism.

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.

Press, Politics and the Public: Fake News

March 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Professor of Practice and digital media thought leader Dan Gillmor interviews BuzzFeed media editor Craig Silverman, a Canadian journalist who founded “Regret the Error,” a popular site that reports on media errors and trends in accuracy. They will discuss the impact of fabricated news in the election and beyond.

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 explores 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. Kolata will chat with Sirven and the audience via a 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 School presents the annual PR Lab Mentorship Lecture and Aspire Award Presentation, made possible by Scott Pansky, co-founder of Allison+Partners, a global public relations firm.

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.