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Cronkite School Partners With Chyron Corp. to Bring State-of-the-Art Graphics to Newsroom

October 31, 2011

Arizona State University is partnering with Chyron Corp., a pioneer of innovative digital broadcast graphics products and services, to bring a new graphics management system to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Long Island-based company is donating to the school the cloud-based Axis World Graphics and CAMIO graphics management systems. The technology will give Cronkite students access to the industry’s most advanced tools for news graphics creation and delivery, better preparing them for their digital media careers.

The Cronkite News Service newsroom will be named the Chyron Media Center at a Nov. 2 ceremony.

"Chyron's investment will help ensure that future journalists and media leaders learn with the very best, state-of-the-art equipment and graphics software available to the industry, building a pipeline of professionals who know the power and value of Chyron technology," said Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan. "We are absolutely delighted about our partnership with Chyron."

Axis World Graphics simplifies, streamlines and facilitates the graphics creation process, enabling artists, reporters, production assistants and news producers to create broadcast-quality graphics.

CAMIO is a news graphics management solution that gives users control over the look and delivery of newsroom graphics.

“Our students’ ability to get experience on such cutting-edge technology helps give them a strong leg up in today's competitive job environment,” said Mark Lodato, assistant dean and news director at the Cronkite School. “This is exactly the sort of workflow you'll find in newsrooms today, which means our students will be well-prepared to enter the workforce.”

The Cronkite School is a nationally recognized professional school that prepares students for careers as multimedia journalists, including roles as reporters, editors, producers, correspondents, anchors, media managers and public relations specialists. The school has the best record over the past six years in the Hearst Journalism Awards competition, the Pulitzers of college journalism.

“The Cronkite School is a leader in developing high-caliber media and communications specialists, and we are pleased that the new Chyron Media Center will support the school as it continues this fine tradition of excellence,” said Chyron President and CEO Michael Wellesley-Wesley.