CronkiteLIVE events celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022


 ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with two upcoming events.

The first event is a conversation with Kelly Lytle Hernández, author ofBad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands.” USA Today White House Editor Romina Ruiz-Goiriena will host this conversation live from Washington D.C. The event will be live-streamed in the First Amendment Forum of the Cronkite building and online at Cronkite Live from 4 to 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3. 

Hernández’s book is about the magonistas, a group of Mexican rebels who revolted against the United States in the 1910s. They started the Mexican Revolution as they continued to threaten the powers above them. Up to 10 raffle winners will receive a copy of her book at the event.

The second event is an online panel interview on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Susan Goldberg, vice dean and professor of practice at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School and College of Global Futures, will moderate. Panelists include POLITICO Immigration Correspondent Sabrina Rodríguez, POLITICO White House Correspondent Laura Barrón-López, CNN Reporter Daniella Diaz and ABC News Executive Producer Dax Tejera.

What: Two separate CronkiteLIVE events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.


  • Oct. 3: The book conversation will take place from 4 to 4:45 p.m. MST and will be live-streamed in the First Amendment Forum on the second floor of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 and online at
  • Oct. 12: The panel interview is on Wednesday Oct. 12  from 3 to 3:45 p.m. MST on Zoom

Both will be recorded for later viewing on YouTube. 

About the Cronkite School
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier professional journalism programs and has received international acclaim for its innovative use of the “teaching hospital” model. Rooted in the time-honored values that characterize its namesake — accuracy, responsibility, objectivity, integrity — the school fosters journalistic excellence and ethics in both the classroom and in its 13 professional programs that fully immerse students in the practice of journalism and related fields. Arizona PBS, one of the nation’s largest public television stations, is part of Cronkite, making it the largest media outlet operated by a journalism school in the world. Learn more  at  

By ChristyAnn Hanzuk