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Politico Founder, 3TV Anchor and Student Inventors Headline Speakers Series

January 20, 2010

The co-founder of Politico, a TV news anchor, a Google marketing expert and student digital inventors will headline a Monday night speakers series this semester at the Cronkite School.

The Must See Monday series will be 7 p.m. in the First Amendment Forum of the Cronkite building on the downtown Phoenix campus. Lectures are free and open to the public.

The school also announced its movie schedule for Cronkite Night at the Movies, which features journalism-themed films for students, faculty and staff. The movies are shown in the forum starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Must See Monday lineup includes:

  • Feb. 1: Beverly Kidd, 3TV evening news anchor, “Behind the Scenes with 3TV’s Beverly Kidd.”

  • Feb. 8: Jim VandeHei, co-founder, Politico, “Covering Politics in the 21st Century.”

  • Feb. 15: David Sasaki, director, Rising Voices, “A Global Vision that Became a Global Conversation.”

  • Feb. 22: Authors Ed Sylvester, Cronkite professor, and Lynn Klotz, senior science fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, “Breeding Bio-insecurity: How U.S. Biodefense is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk and Making us all Less Secure.”

  • March 1: Ray Artigue, president of Barclay Communications, “Public Relations in the new Decade.”

  • March 8: Retha Hill, director of the New Media Innovation Lab, and lab students, “New Media R&D: What Students are Creating and Why the Industry is Listening.”

  • March 22: Lee Gutkind, distinguished writer-in-residence at the Virginia Piper Center for Creative Writing, and Cronkite Writer-in-Residence Terry Greene Sterling, “Writer to Writer: A Conversation about Narrative Nonfiction.”

  • March 29: Leslie Wayne, former New York Times business reporter and inaugural Reynolds visiting professor, “Covering How Big Business Influences Washington.”

  • April 19: Vanessa Fox, entrepreneur and creator of Google’s Webmaster Central, “Marketing in the Age of Google.”

  • April 26: Dan Gillmor, director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, CJ Cornell, Cronkite’s entrepreneur-in-residence, and center students, “From Concept to Market: ASU Students Who Develop Innovative Digital Media Products.”

The Cronkite Night at the Movies schedule is:

  • Jan. 27: “Cronkite: Legend and Legacy,” introduced by Melanie Alvarez, producer of the documentary.

  • Feb. 3: “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers,” introduced by Leonard Downie, the Weil Family Professor of Journalism and vice president-at-large of The Washington Post.

  • Feb. 17: “Citizen Kane,” introduced by Bill Goodykoontz, faculty associate and Arizona Republic movie critic.

  • March 3: Three student documentaries, introduced by Professor John Craft, curator of the Marguerite and Jack Clifford Gallery.

  • March 24: “In the Loop,” introduced by Richard Ruelas, faculty associate and Arizona Republic reporter.

  • April 7: “Thank You for Smoking,” introduced by Jody Brannon, national director of the Carnegie-Knight News21 Journalism Initiative.

  • April 21: Classic TV Night – “Lou Grant,” “Mary Tyler Moore” and “The Brady Bunch,” introduced by Steve Elliott, digital director of Cronkite News Service.