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News from the Cronkite School

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

Cronkite Dean Battinto L. Batts Jr.

Cronkite dean shares vision for global expansion at open house

Cronkite Dean Battinto L. Batts Jr. shared his vision for expanding the Cronkite School’s reach and influence during a discussion at the school's Open House.

2021 ASU Family Weekend

Cronkite/PBS will host family reception for ASU Family Weekend

The Cronkite School and Arizona PBS will host a family reception on Nov. 5 for students and families to celebrate ASU Family Weekend.

Celena Ambrose of Holbrook serves as an early Head Start teacher and Pyramid Model staff facilitator for Holbrook Head Start, where she has worked for more than four years

Northern Arizona educator recognized as PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion

Celena Ambrose of Holbrook was named one of 11 honorees nationwide for the PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions program.

Karin Olofsdotter, Swedish ambassador to the United States

Swedish ambassador to the United States to visit the Cronkite School

Karin Olofsdotter, the Swedish ambassador to the United States, will discuss the importance of a free press at the Cronkite School’s First Amendment Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 10 to 11 a.m.

The Cronkite School building.

Cronkite School, Arizona PBS to celebrate Media Literacy Week with events, programs, outreach

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Arizona PBS will join colleges and universities across the country to celebrate U.S. Media Literacy Week beginning Oct. 25.

Check, Please!

“Check, Please! Arizona” returns to Arizona PBS

Arizona PBS is issuing a call for nominations of local and independently owned Arizona restaurants to be featured on new episodes of returning fan-favorite series “Check, Please! Arizona.”

Barlett & Steele awards

ProPublica, AP, Oregonian and Oregon Public Broadcasting win 2021 Barlett & Steele awards

The contest is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Cronkite News LA Press Club winners

Cronkite News captures six awards in record showing at LA Press Club contest

Cronkite News students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication took home six awards at the 63rd annual Southern California Journalism Awards.

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NCDJ announces winners of annual disability reporting contest

The National Center for Disability and Journalism has announced the winners of the 2021 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability.

First Amendment Clinic Executive Director Gregg Leslie has received the Freedom of Information Award from the Arizona Newspapers Association.

First Amendment Clinic Executive Director Gregg Leslie receives Freedom of Information Award

Gregg Leslie has received the Freedom of Information Award from the Arizona Newspapers Association for his advocacy for First Amendment freedoms.

NBC NEWS’ TODAY weatherman, anchor Al Roker has been chosen as the recipient of the 38th annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

NBC NEWS’ TODAY weatherman, anchor Al Roker to receive 2021 Cronkite Award

Al Roker has been chosen as the recipient of the 38th annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism

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Cronkite School launches series of Mexico initiatives

The Cronkite School is is launching several initiatives this fall with its Mexican partners to deepen the school’s engagement with our neighboring country and its dynamic media environment.

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New strategic plan for Arizona PBS charts a roadmap for station’s future

Arizona PBS has released its three-year strategic plan, which highlights how the station will strengthen its relationship with the community and solidify its position in the Arizona market.

Alexandre Rukashaza

Alexandre Rukashaza to join Arizona PBS as head of digital media and broadcast operations

Rukashaza has been named the new director of digital media and broadcast operations for Arizona PBS.

Ted Simons

Arizona PBS’ Simons named ‘Best TV Host’ by Phoenix New Times

Arizona Horizon’s Ted Simons was recently named “Best TV Host” by the Phoenix New Times. 

PBS Newshour West scouting new set. Photo by Ellen O'Brien

New class will give Cronkite students behind the scenes look at Arizona PBS

Arizona PBS and the Cronkite School have partnered to launch the first-ever class to introduce students to the state’s largest public television station. 

Allison Otu

Cronkite hires Allison Otu to lead expanded marketing and communications team

Allison Otu has been named the first executive director of marketing and communications at the Cronkite School and Arizona PBS.

Cronkite’s News Co/Lab gets an $80,000 “solutions journalism” grant

Cronkite School’s News Co/Lab receives grant to examine housing insecurity

The Arizona Community Foundation has awarded Cronkite’s News Co/Lab an $80,000 “solutions journalism” grant to explore the impact of housing on health outcomes in diverse communities.

Unmasking America

News21 fellows from 17 universities investigate pandemic’s impact on underrepresented communities

The Carnegie-Knight News21 program has released “Unmasking America,” an investigation into the long-term effects  of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Muhammad Ali

Arizona PBS to premiere Ken Burns’ documentary on life of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali

“MUHAMMAD ALI,” will air over four nights on Arizona PBS starting Sept. 19 and ending on Sept. 22.