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Arizona Anchorwomen Headline Speaker Series

August 26, 2011

Five TV news anchorwomen, two best-selling authors and experts on the future of journalism are headlining a fall speaker series at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Must See Mondays series launched this week with Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism Tim McGuire discussing Rupert Murdoch and the recent News Corp scandal. This Monday will feature Catherine Anaya of CBS 5, Lin Sue Cooney of 12 News, Carey Peña of KTVK 3, Katie Raml of ABC and Linda Williams of FOX 10.

Other speakers include Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Charles Lewis, executive editor for the Investigative Reporting Workshop, and Aaron Brown, former CNN anchor and Walter Cronkite professor of journalism.

In its fourth year, the speaker series starts Mondays at 7 p.m. in the First Amendment forum of Arizona State University’s downtown Phoenix campus. The events are free and open to the public.

Those who attend can blog about the events and share insights on the school’s blog, Cronkite Conversations.

Additionally, the school hosts a movie series Wednesday evenings.

The series shows movies that portray journalists in action. This semester’s lineup includes “Walter Cronkite: Witness to History,” “The Social Network” and “All the President’s Men.” The movies are projected on the 16-by-9-foot high-definition big-screen in the school’s First Amendment Forum and introduced by professors who specialize in the areas of journalism portrayed in the films.

Fall Must See Monday events are:

Aug. 22: Tim McGuire, Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism, “Murdoch, Journalism Ethics and the News Corp Scandal”

Aug. 29: Catherine Anaya, CBS 5; Lin Sue Cooney, 12 News; Carey Peña, KTVK 3; Katie Raml, ABC15; and Linda Williams, FOX 10; “Meet the Women of Arizona TV News”

Sept. 12: Aaron Brown, Walter Cronkite Professor of Journalism and former CNN anchor, “Ten Years Later: Reflections on the 9/11 Attacks”

Sept. 19: Steven Levy, senior editor of Wired and author of “Hackers,” “From Apple to Google: Reporting Inside the Internet Business”

Sept. 26: Charles Lewis, executive editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop, “Investigating Power and the Future of Truth”

Oct. 3: Carnegie-Knight News21 students moderated by Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism and former executive editor, The Washington Post, “Food Safety: A News21 Investigation”

Oct. 10: Kim Barker reporter, ProPublica, and author of “The Taliban Shuffle,” “Covering the World”

Oct. 17: Associate Professor Joe Russomanno, “Celebrating National Freedom of Speech Week”

Oct. 24: Dan Gillmor, director, Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship and Retha Hill, director, New Media Innovation Lab, “Thinking Like an Entrepreneur”

Oct. 31: Panel of top Valley columnists moderated by Rick Rodriguez, Carnegie Professor of Journalism, “Opinion Writing: Exploring the Op-Ed World”

Nov. 7: Michael Chow, photographer, The Arizona Republic, “Through the Photojournalist’s Lens”

Nov. 14: Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, “Embracing Change in the Digital World”

Nov. 21: Steve Rubel, executive vice president/global strategy and insights, Edelman, “Social Media and the Digital Culture”

Nov. 28: Panel of Top Valley PR Professionals, moderated by Public Relations Lab Director Fran Matera, “Public Relations in a Fast-changing Media World”

The Cronkite Night at the Movies lineup includes:

Aug. 31: “Walter Cronkite: Witness to History” introduced by Christopher Callahan, dean and university vice provost

Sept. 7: “The Social Network,” introduced by Assistant Professor Dawn Gilpin

Sept. 14: “Shattered Glass,” introduced by Steve Elliott, Digital News Director, Cronkite News Service

Sept. 21: “Good Night and Good Luck,” introduced by Faculty Associate Mark Scarp

Sept. 28: “The Paper,” introduced by Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism

Oct. 5: “All the President’s Men,” introduced by Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism

Oct. 19: “A Mighty Heart,” introduced by Professor of Practice
G. Pascal Zachary

Oct. 26: “The Pelican Brief,” introduced by Sue Green, broadcast news director, Cronkite News Service

Nov. 2: “Absence of Malice,” introduced by William K. Marimow, executive editor, Carnegie-Knight News21

Nov. 9: “Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times,” introduced by Tim McGuire, Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism

Nov. 16: Student Showcase, introduced by Assistant Dean and News Director Mark Lodato

Nov. 30: “Anchorman,” introduced by Steve Elliott, digital news director, Cronkite News Service

For a full schedule of events, visit Cronkite events (http://cronkite.asu.edu/events/all).