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Chaos Journalism: AI, Democracy, and Our Future

September 26, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Best-selling author David Weinberger will guide participants through the chaos of modern technology and how the tools that created it can also allow us to harness unprecedented amounts of data for the greater good. Technology in Public Interest: An Author Series provides a deep dive into how modern advancements can serve our society through personal stories shared by some of today’s most influential authors of technology.

90-Minute Mastery: Speak Up! Improving Your Vocal Delivery

September 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Want to strengthen your voice for TV, radio, podcasting and presentations? Arizona PBS Executive Producer Allysa Adams’ exercises will improve your pitch, pace and articulation.

Surging Opportunities in Spanish-Language Media

September 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

While many traditional newsrooms are shrinking, Spanish-language media opportunities abound. Learn more from a panel of veteran journalists including Julio Cisneros, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation professor of practice in health news; Valeria Fernández, director, Cronkite Noticias; and Fernanda Santos, Southwest Borderlands Initiative professor.

The discussion will be moderated by Vanessa Ruiz, director, Cronkite News — Borderlands.

90-Minute Mastery: Animate It!

October 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to create animated explainer videos with “VideoScribe” under the guidance of Knight Professor of Practice for TV News Innovation Frank Mungeam.

Professional Programs: Making the Most of Your Cronkite Experience

October 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

The Cronkite School’s 15 professional programs give students the kind of professional experience most journalism students don’t gain until their first, second or even third jobs. But don’t just choose one program. Students are encouraged to choose multiple programs and expand their opportunities.

Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan will moderate a discussion with a diverse panel that includes:

  • Steve Crane, director, Cronkite News – Washington
  • Christina Leonard, executive editor, Cronkite News
  • Vanessa Ruiz, director, Cronkite News – Borderlands
  • Lisa Schmidtke, director, Public Relations Lab
  • Shaya Tayefe Mohajer, director, Cronkite News – Los Angeles

90-Minute Mastery: Hard-Hitting Facts: How to Report on Concussions

October 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm


How can journalists do a better job reporting on the plague of concussions in sports? Director of Sports Programs Brett Kurland hosts this special session with leading experts from the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

The Future of Premium News

October 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Specialized content is critical to today’s media. Kimberly S. Johnson, editor, professional products, The Wall Street Journal, will discuss the newspaper’s efforts to provide specialized content that helps business and financial professionals understand their industries, grow their businesses and advance their careers.

The discussion will be moderated by Jessica Pucci, assistant dean.

Free Speech at 100

October 28, 2019 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

The U.S. law on freedom of speech isn’t as clear cut as it is often portrayed. Rodney Smolla, dean and professor of law, Widener University Delaware Law School, discusses the current state of free speech in a discussion moderated by Professor Joseph Russomanno.

90-Minute Mastery: Step Up Your Digital Security

November 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Don’t wait until you’ve been hacked! Cronkite News Digital Desk Director Lori Todd offers tips on password management, security settings and what to do if your data has been breached.

Cronkite Award Luncheon

November 4, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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, NBC anchor Lester Holt, at the 36th annual Cronkite Award Luncheon.

The annual celebration concludes with the presentation of the award to a leading journalist. Past recipients have included, Anderson Cooper, 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.

Register now to save your spot.

Cronkite Family Weekend Tailgate Breakfast

November 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Join us for a special Cronkite Family Weekend Tailgate sports panel discussion featuring some of the top sports industry media professionals, and stick around after the panel for food and games before the ASU Sun Devils take on the USC Trojans.

90-Minute Mastery: Advanced Video Editing & Graphics

November 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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

The Prescription for Better Health Care Coverage

November 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Pauline Arrillaga, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation director and professor of practice in health news, and Julio Cisneros, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation professor of practice in health news, discuss the need for improved coverage of health care issues across the Southwest. In particular, the need is great for expanded coverage for Latino and Native American communities.

The discussion will be moderated by Rebecca Blatt, assistant dean.

DPC FestDevil

November 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Celebrate Homecoming at the annual block party on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus to gear up for Saturday’s big game vs. the Oregon Ducks.

DPC Fest Devil includes free food each hour, a photo booth with Sparky, and student organizations and university departments tabling to promote ASU spirit, pride and tradition.

Homecoming Block Party

November 23, 2019 - 12:00am to November 24, 2019 - 12:00am

Visit us in the Cronkite School tent at the homecoming block party! Branded swag will be distributed to Cronkite Alumni. For more information on homecoming festivities, visit ASU's homecoming site.

The exact time of the block party festivities is to be determined. Check back for updates.

The Best in Investigative Business Journalism

November 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

The winners of the 2019 Barlett & Steele Awards share their award-winning investigations with Professor Andrew Leckey, president, Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

The Best in Disability Reporting

December 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

The winners of the Katherine Schneider Journalism Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Disability will discuss their award-winning work.

Cronkite Fall 2019 Convocation

December 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Cronkite School's fall 2019 convocation ceremony is held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 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 the ASU Commencement website.