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Covering the Border

September 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Alfredo Corchado, Mexico correspondent for The Dallas Morning News, shares his experiences reporting from the border and his new book, “Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration,” in this talk moderated by Rick Rodriguez, Southwest Borderlands Initiative Professor

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “Citizen Kane”

September 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

This 1941 The Orson Welles classic details the life of Charles Foster Kane, the fictional newspaper tycoon whose character was based in part on real-life publisher William Randolph Hearst.

Brett Kurland, director of sports programs at the Cronkite School, introduces the film.

Cronkite Family Weekend Tailgate Breakfast

September 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Join us for a special Cronkite Family Weekend Tailgate: Sports Panel Discussion, featuring some of the top sports journalists and media professionals in Phoenix, and stick around after the talk for food and games before the Sun Devils take on the Oregon State Beavers.

Panelists include Mike Bauer, morning show host at 1580 The Fanatic, Katherine Fitzgerald, sports reporter at The Arizona Republic, Kate Janczewski, associate athletic director digital media and communications at Sun Devil Athletics, Greg Moore, sports columnist at The Arizona Republic and Jason Snavely, sports anchor at ABC15.

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Election 2018: Politics and Polling

October 1, 2018 - 6:00pm

Must See Mondays

Washington Post journalists Dan Balz, chief correspondent, Scott Clement, polling director, and Cathleen Decker, political campaign editor, sit down with former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism, to examine the 2018 election. 

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “Below the Fold”

October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

“Below the Fold: The Pulitzer That Defined Latino Journalism” is a documentary film chronicling the efforts of a team of Mexican-American journalists at the Los Angeles Times who conceived, reported, wrote and edited a series about the Latino communities of Southern California in response to the negative portrayal of Latinos in the media. The series won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the first time the award was given to Latino journalists.

The screening is co-sponsored by Barrett, The Honors College, the Cronkite School and the Arizona Latino Media Association. It will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the filmmaker, Roberto Gudiño; Frank Sotomayor, one of the editors of the series; and Louis Sahagun and Nancy Rivera Brooks, who reported on the series and still work at the Los Angeles Times.

90-Minute Mastery: Trollspotting: Handling Online Harassment Like a Pro

October 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Feel more confident connecting online. Associate Professor Dawn Gilpin explains how to identify harassment and handle it, both as a bystander and a target.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “Spotlight”

October 10, 2018 - 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: 360 Made Simple

October 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Virtual reality specialist Carolina Márquez shows how to use the Wonda VR app to add interactive hotspots to 360 photos and video. VR newbies are welcome.

The Power of Integrated Marketing and Communications

October 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Kim L. Hunter, president and CEO of Lagrant Communications, discusses the explosive growth of integrated marketing and communications with former Edelman U.S. President and CEO Mark Hass, professor of practice in strategic communications.

2018 Cronkite Award Luncheon

October 17, 2018 - 11:30am

Join the Cronkite School and the Cronkite Endowment Board of Trustees in honoring the 2018 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, at the 35th 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.  

Cronkite Night at the Movies: "The Post"

October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” depicts The Washington’s Post’s decision to publish the top-secret Pentagon Papers in direct defiance of President Richard Nixon and his administration’s wishes.

Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism and former executive editor of The Washington Post, introduces the film. Downie served as an adviser on the film.

Addiction: Behind the Making of a New NOVA Documentary

October 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Sarah Holt, producer, writer and director of Holt Productions, offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make a documentary for NOVA on PBS. The talk includes an introduction by Professor of Practice Peter Byck, a documentary filmmaker.

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

October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

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.

The film is introduced by Associate Professor Joseph Russomanno.

Religion, Journalism and Democracy

October 29, 2018 - 7:00pm
Must See Mondays

Daniel Burke, religion editor at CNN, explores the intersections between religion, journalism and democracy in this talk sponsored by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism and International Affairs. The talk includes John Carlson, director and associate professor at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, and Kristin Gilger, Cronkite senior associate dean.

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

October 31, 2018 - 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 Lecturer Michael Casavantes.

90-Minute Mastery: Advanced Video Editing and Graphics

November 2, 2018 - 10:30am

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

Global Corporate Communications

November 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Cronkite alumna Laura Anderson (’97), vice president of global marketing and communications and general manager of global communications at Intel Corp., discusses corporate communications in Silicon Valley.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “The Paper”

November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Michael Keaton stars as Henry Hackett, a New York City tabloid editor, who confronts the difficulties of being a journalist in the media capital of the world.

The screening includes an introduction from Associate Dean Mark Lodato.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “Anchorman”

November 14, 2018 - 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 Ethics and Excellence Professor of Practice Jessica Pucci.

Barlett & Steele Awards: The Best in Investigative Business Journalism

November 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

The winners of the 2018 Barlett & Steele Awards share their award-winning investigations with Professor Andrew Leckey, president, Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

Hate in America: A Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigation

November 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

News21 Executive Editor Jacquee Petchel and fellows present their in-depth national investigation into hate crimes.

Cronkite Fall 2018 Convocation

December 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Cronkite School's fall 2018 convocation ceremony is held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at ASU Gammage. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Graduates arrive at 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.

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