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News from the Cronkite School

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

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).

Alumni Highlight: From cable TV executive to wish granter, Fran Mallace is now Leading Make-A-Wish Arizona

Fran Mallace recently took the helm of Make-A-Wish Arizona as president and CEO after a 30-year career with Cox Media.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Arizona PBS, Cronkite School to host event featuring PBS personality Henry Louis Gates Jr. April 30 at ASU Gammage

Arizona PBS and the Cronkite School will host “Past Connections That Bind Us All: A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” on April 30.

2022 BEA's recognition of excellence in media

Broadcast Education Association Ranks Cronkite School First in Overall Programs

The Cronkite School ranked as the top overall school in the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) first ranking of schools based on the creative achievement of their students. 

The Stanton Foundation has awarded Cronkite School a grant to research the evolving concept of journalistic objectivity in newsrooms.

Cronkite School receives grant to research and disseminate principles for fair and fact-based journalism in today’s newsrooms

The Stanton Foundation has awarded the Cronkite School a $150,000 grant to research the evolving concept of journalistic objectivity in newsrooms.

diversity and media in the NFL with Herm Edwards, Marvin Lewis, William C Rhoden and Troy Vincent

Cronkite School to host special event discussing diversity and media in the NFL

The Cronkite School will host “On The Clock & In the Media: Race, Hiring and the NFL,” a panel discussion focusing on the complex challenges in the NFL.

Scripps Howard Foundation invests in student journalists

The Scripps Howard Foundation will extend its support for the Howard Centers for Investigative Journalism at the Cronkite School and the University of Maryland.

Nonny de la Peña

ASU’s Nonny de la Peña receives coveted Peabody award

Immersive journalism pioneer Nonny de la Peña received a Peabody Field Builder award, one in a new category of awards from the organization whose stamp of approval signals excellence in media.

Cronkite alumni currently serving as TEGNA’s producer-in-residence in various U.S. markets 

Recent Cronkite School graduates are participating TEGNA's Producer-in-Residence program.