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News from the Cronkite School

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

Cronkite Agency BIG Innovation Award

Cronkite Agency wins BIG Innovation Award 

The Cronkite Agency won the Business Intelligence Group's 2024 BIG Innovation Award.

Research Symposium provides sense of community for Cronkite scholars

Students at the Cronkite School showcased their research on artificial intelligence, cancel culture and other media-related topics during the 2024 Cronkite Research Symposium.

020-2021 Shaufler Prize in Journalism

2023 Shaufler Prize in Journalism winners announced

Hannah Dreier of the New York Times has been awarded first place in the 2023 Shaufler Prize in Journalism.

Elira Çanga

Former Humphrey Fellow returns to Cronkite to attain doctorate degree

Elira Canga is pursuing her Ph.D. at the Cronkite School with a focus on political and health communication.

BEA Festival

Cronkite students garner 23 awards in BEA Festival of Media Arts competition

The Cronkite School took 23 awards, including five first place finishes, at the 2024 Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts contest.

David Muir Q&A

David Muir encourages prospective journalists to pursue the truth and connect with their audience during Q&A event

David Muir reflected on his career journey, his hope for future journalists and how they can navigate polarizing times during a Q&A session with students at the Cronkite School.

Sonal Lal

Cronkite Global project manager chosen for prestigious Payne Fellowship

Sonal Lal is a project manager for Cronkite Global Initiatives, where she designs programs for international students and participants from different countries.

Photo by Izabella Hernandez

ABC’s David Muir accepts Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, sees ‘hope for future’ from inspiring Cronkite students

David Muir, the award-winning anchor and managing editor of “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir,” accepted the 40th Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Linda Williams

Cronkite Hall of Famer Linda Williams reflects on 42-year broadcast career

Linda Williams is retiring after a 42-year career at Fox 10 Phoenix where she worked as a reporter and anchor.

LA Media Reception

Reception at ASU California Center Broadway shows support for journalism

More than 100 Los Angeles journalists, elected officials and community leaders gathered Jan. 25 for the second annual media reception at the ASU California Center Broadway.

Ana Aragon Sierra

Aspiring physician uses Cronkite Mass Communication degree to advance medical career

Ana Aragon Sierra enrolled in the MD/MMC program, a partnership between the Cronkite School and the Mayo Clinic’s Alix School of Medicine.

A mentor for all seasons: ASU instructor inducted into Arizona Media Association Hall of Fame

Cronkite School alum and faculty associate Al Macias will be honored for his five decades in journalism.

Howard Center Lithium Liabilities

Howard Center investigation into lithium mines gains national media exposure

A groundbreaking investigation of the impact on America’s water supplies from lithium mines reported by students working in the Howard Center has gained national attention.

Angela Hill

Veteran, accomplished journalist named Ida B. Wells Professor in Journalism at the Cronkite School

Angela M. Hill, a multi award-winning investigative journalist and producer, has been named the new Ida B. Wells Professor in Journalism at the Cronkite School.

Cronkite students seek to build a presence within the fashion industry

The Fashion Journalism Club at the Cronkite School sent eight members to cover LA Fashion Week in October.

Spring 2024 Howard Fellows

Scripps Howard Fund announces spring 2024 class of Roy W. Howard Fellows 

Five investigative journalists will receive hands-on training working with major nonprofit media outlets as part of the Scripps Howard Fund’s Roy W. Howard Fellowship program. 

Fall convocation

Cronkite School convocation recognizes accomplishments of nearly 300 graduates

Louis Carr, president of media sales at Black Entertainment Television (BET), served as the keynote speaker for the ceremony. 

ASU Online graduate set sights on media production, advocacy

Colton Cagle graduated from the Cronkite School through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan.

Rebecca Striffler

Cronkite grad discovers passion for public relations

Rebecca Striffler will serve as the student convocation speaker at the Cronkite School’s fall 2023 convocation ceremony.

Albert Serna

Cronkite School graduate ready to pursue investigative journalism career

Albert Serna Jr. graduated with his Master of Arts in investigative journalism from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.