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Cronkite School Lecture Series to Feature Top Journalists and Media Professionals

August 24, 2015

A Pulitzer Prize-winning data journalism editor of The New York Times, the former editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News and a senior faculty member of the Poynter Institute are among the media professionals headlining a speaker series this fall at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Sarah Cohen, editor of The New York Times’ computer-assisted reporting team, Matt Winkler, former editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, and Kenny Irby, senior faculty of visual journalism and diversity at the Poynter Institute, are part of the fall “Must See Mondays” lecture series, which has featured more than 145 lecturers and panelists since 2008.

The fall 2015 semester marks the 15th season of the lecture series, which has included Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and photojournalists, national television and radio correspondents, editors of major metropolitan newspapers, journalism entrepreneurs and innovators and public relations experts.

The schedule kicks off Aug. 31 with a panel discussion featuring female journalists working in television news and concludes Nov. 30 with a lecture from the winner of the Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability from the National Center on Disability and Journalism.

“‘Must See Mondays’ brings the nation’s top journalists and communicators to share their experiences and expertise with our students, faculty and the community,” said Cronkite School Dean and University Vice Provost Christopher Callahan. “We are excited to hear from this diverse and talented group of professionals.”

The free public lectures start at 7 p.m. in the First Amendment Forum of the Cronkite School on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus.

Fall 2015 “Must See Mondays” Schedule

Aug. 31: Clara Colmenero (Cronkite alumna 2009), weekend news anchor of Univision Arizona; Kris Pickel, co-anchor of the CBS 5 Evening News; Kim Tobin (2010), weekend anchor and reporter for ABC 15; and Linda Williams (1981), co-anchor, FOX 10 weekend news; will discuss “Women on Camera.”

Sept. 14: Andrew Heyward, principal of Heyward Advisory LLC., will examine “Journalism in the Age of Personal Media.”

Sept. 17 (Special Thursday Event): David Bornstein, co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which explores and analyzes potential solutions to major social problems, will discuss “Solutions Journalism: Engaging Readers and Viewers in New Ways.”

Sept. 21: Alan Lobock, Reynolds Visiting Professor in Journalism Entrepreneurship and co-founder of SkyMall, and Aly Saxe, founder and CEO of Iris PR Software, will share “Rough and Tumble: Public Relations for Startups.”

Sept. 28: Sarah Cohen, editor of The New York Times’ computer-assisted reporting team, will present “Next-generation Reporting: Using Data.”

Oct. 5: Kenny Irby, senior faculty of visual journalism and diversity at the Poynter Institute, will discuss “Learning to See: Our Photographic Reality.”

Oct. 26: Matt Winkler, former editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, will share “The Bloomberg Way: Capturing the Money World Online.”

Nov. 2: Emilio Nicolas, a pioneer in Spanish language television in the U.S., will present “Blazing Trails in Spanish-language Television”

Nov. 9: Students of Carnegie-Knight News21 will discuss their latest multimedia reporting project: “America’s Weed Rush.”

Nov. 16: James B. Steele, part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting duo Barlett & Steele, will discuss business reporting with the winners of the 2015 Barlett & Steele Awards.

Nov. 23: Daniel Russell, senior research scientist of the Google Sensemaking Group: User Sciences and Experience Lab, will examine “Deep Searches: Google and Beyond.”

Nov. 30: The winner of the Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability will take part in a discussion on disability journalism.