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News from the Cronkite School

Catch up on what’s (and who’s!) new at the Cronkite School.

The America Amplified initiative empowers voters.

Arizona PBS joins public media initiative to inform participation in 2022 elections

Arizona PBS today will join America Amplified’s Election 2022 initiative, which will look to empower voters ahead of the 2022 mid-term elections and promote community engagement journalism.

National Center on Disability and Journalism award call for entries

Entries now being accepted for the NCDJ 2022 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability

The NCDJ is now accepting entries for the 2022 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability.

New MIDAS Lab at the Cronkite School to study misinformation, led by K Hazel Kwon

New MIDAS Lab at the Cronkite School to study misinformation

The Cronkite School will look to help combat misinformation and disinformation with its newly launched academic research Media, Information, Data and Society (MIDAS) Lab.

Spring 2022 convocation. Photo by Harshith Godishala

Cronkite students, alumni celebrate milestones at convocation ceremony

The Cronkite School’s spring 2022 convocation ceremony featured a number of special achievements for the graduates, alumni and faculty.

Arizona PBS Educational Outreach will receive a grant from the Arizona Department of Education to fund an early literacy program based on the popular SUPER WHY television series.

PBS Kids SUPER WHY Camp receives funding from the Arizona Department of Education

Arizona PBS Educational Outreach will receive a $961,000 grant from the Arizona Department of Education to fund an early literacy program for preschool-age children.

Barlett & Steele awards

Annual Barlett and Steele Awards announce 2022 categories

The Barlett & Steele Awards will expand recognition of investigative business journalism at regional and local news organizations, and honor outstanding young journalists.

Arizona PBS Election Debates

Arizona PBS will host debates for federal and state offices

Arizona PBS is partnering with the Citizens Clean Elections Commission to host a series of primary debates for the 2022 election cycle. 

Battinto L. Batts Jr., Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. gives behind-the-scenes look at popular PBS show during Q&A

Henry Louis Gates discussed the origins of his show and other topics during a discussion on April 30 at ASU Gammage.

Samantha Chow

Cronkite School graduate wants to find unique, overlooked stories

Samantha Chow was named an Outstanding Undergraduate Student for the Cronkite School's spring 2022 convocation ceremony.

Fatma Abid

Cronkite graduate wants to improve news anchor diversity

Fatma Abid will be recognized as an Outstanding Graduate Student at the Cronkite School's spring 2022 convocation ceremony.

Human Rights winning photo from their website

Cronkite School to administer Human Rights Press Awards starting in 2023

The Cronkite School is proud to mark World Press Freedom Day by announcing it will take over the administration of the Human Rights Press Awards from 2023 onward.

Kino Border Initiative

Cronkite School, NBCLX shine a light on Title 42’s impact on asylum seekers

Cronkite students visited a Nogales, Sonora, Mexico shelter to speak with migrants who have been unable to file for asylum due to the CDC policy that was implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation renews support for health reporting and communications initiative.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation renews support for health reporting and communications initiative

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $1.3 million, two-year grant to the Cronkite School to tackle the problems of health disparities in the Southwest.

Hearst Awards

Cronkite students win Hearst Awards for explanatory writing

Cronkite student Mikenzie Hammel and Cronkite alum Christopher Howley each placed among the top winners in the Explanatory Reporting Competition of the 2021-2022 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism’s investigation, “little victims everywhere,”

Cronkite’s Howard Center for Investigative Journalism honored with two prestigious awards

The Cronkite School's Howard Center for Investigative Journalism was honored as a finalist in this year’s prestigious IRE Awards and won third place in the 2022 Best of the West journalism awards.

Adelaida and Barry Severson and family

Alumni Highlight: Adelaida Severson’s career change brings entrepreneurial success

Severson, owner of satellite communications company Bushtex, Inc., is a Cronkite Hall of Fame member and has been named to the Sun Devil 100 four times.

On The Clock & In the Media: Race, Hiring and the NFL. Photos by Kiersten Moss

Cronkite School panel examines lack of diversity among NFL coaches, possible solutions

The panel, “On The Clock & In the Media: Race, Hiring and the NFL,” covered a variety of topics associated with the NFL’s lack of diversity within its coaching ranks.

Marc Johnson, vice president of corporate communications at Meta and digital strategy pioneer, will deliver the keynote address

Meta’s VP of Corporate Communications to deliver the Cronkite School convocation address

Marc Johnson, vice president of corporate communications at Meta and digital strategy pioneer, will deliver the keynote address at the Cronkite School Spring 2022 convocation on May 10.

immersive Indian Country Today/NAJA graduate fellowship

Cronkite School launches immersive Indian Country Today/NAJA graduate fellowship

The Cronkite School has launched a new graduate partnership with the Native American Journalists Association and Indian Country Today.

Arizona PBS GM Adrienne Fairwell

Arizona PBS General Manager Adrienne Fairwell elected to serve on national educational television board

Arizona PBS General Manager Adrienne Fairwell has been elected to serve on the board of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).