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

Cronkite Finishes Among Top Schools in Hearst Awards

Cronkite Finishes Among Top Schools in Prestigious Hearst Awards Competition

Cronkite students placed second and third in the nation for the broadcast and writing category – and fifth overall – in the prestigious Hearst Journalism Awards program.

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Timmermans to Lead Reynolds Center for Business Journalism at Cronkite

Jeffrey Timmermans will lead Cronkite’s Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, which works with journalists around the world to improve the quality of coverage of business and the economy, as well as teach business journalism courses.

The News Co/Lab at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has launched a Spanish version of its free, self-paced media literacy course

News Co/Lab Looks to Extend Reach with Spanish Version of its Media Literacy Course

The three-week Mediactive course was launched last August and, since then, has immersed students in basic principles that help people take control of their digital media experience.

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Cronkite Career Services Hosts Summer Series of Events for Cronkite School Alumni

The Cronkite Nation Pro+U Summer Series features alumni who share expertise on topics such as how to start a media company, ways to improve resumes, and how to take the next steps within a company.

Dow Jones News Fund Class of 2021

Cronkite Hosts Second Virtual Dow Jones News Fund Digital Training Program for Collegiate Journalists

The program is designed to give emerging young journalists crucial skills training to help launch their careers and increase diversity in newsrooms throughout America.

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'Godmother of Virtual Reality' Joins ASU to Build New L.A.-Based Program, Center

The Cronkite Nation Pro+U Summer Series features alumni who share expertise on topics such as how to start a media company, ways to improve resumes, and how to take the next steps within a company.

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Carnegie-Knight News21 Wins Prestigious RFK Award for Third Year in a Row

The Cronkite Nation Pro+U Summer Series features alumni who share expertise on topics such as how to start a media company, ways to improve resumes, and how to take the next steps within a company.

The Carnegie-Knight journalism deans urge the trustees of the University of North Carolina to uphold the decision of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Carnegie-Knight Journalism Deans Call on UNC Trustees to Reconsider and Grant Tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones

The Carnegie-Knight journalism deans urge the trustees of the University of North Carolina to uphold the decision of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Cronkite Students Take Top Awards in Business Writing Contest

The Cronkite Nation Pro+U Summer Series features alumni who share expertise on topics such as how to start a media company, ways to improve resumes, and how to take the next steps within a company.

Juan Mundel, a researcher with deep experience in Latin America and Europe and an expansive network at universities on both sides of the Atlantic, has been named director of Global Initiatives and associate professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Cronkite Hires Researcher Juan Mundel to Lead Global Initiatives

Juan Mundel, a researcher with deep experience in Latin America and Europe and an expansive network at universities on both sides of the Atlantic, has been named director of Global Initiatives and associate professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Cronkite graduates Ayano Nagaishi and Alison Cutler were briefly taken into custody while covering a protest for the Staunton, N.C., News Leader, a member of the USA TODAY Network.

Cronkite School Condemns Arrests of Two Graduates Reporting on N.C. Protest and Calls for Re-examination of Police Policies

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication joins with the larger journalism community in condemning a rising number of arrests and detentions of reporters while they attempt to cover news events.

Journalist and educator Battinto Batts Jr., who led fundraising efforts and oversaw programs for Scripps Howard Foundation,will start July 1.

ASU Names Battinto Batts New Dean of Cronkite School

Journalist and educator who led fundraising efforts and oversaw programs for Scripps Howard Foundation to start July 1.

Amanda Morris will be The New York Times’s first reporting fellow focused on disability issues.

NCDJ, New York Times Announce First Disability Reporting Fellow

Amanda Morris will be The New York Times’s first reporting fellow focused on disability issues. The fellowship is in partnership with the National Center on Disability and Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

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NCDJ Accepting Entries for Disability Reporting Award

The National Center on Disability and Journalism is now accepting entries for the 2021 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability, the only journalism contest devoted exclusively to disability coverage.

Carnegie-Knight News21’s “Kids Imprisoned,” a project about the American juvenile criminal justice system, was awarded first place in Online Presentation for the Best of the West 2021 contest.

Carnegie-Knight News21 Wins First Place in Best of the West Contest

News21's "Kids Imprisoned" project outperformed professional journalists from established newspapers, placing above the Los Angeles Times and the Seattle Times.

Cronkite's virtual ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of nearly 500 graduates, many of whom joined the ceremony in real time on YouTube and Facebook Live with their families and friends.

PBS NewsHour's Alcindor Encourages Graduates to Seek What Inspires Them, Advocate for Change

Alcindor delivered her remarks Monday as the keynote speaker for Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s spring 2021 convocation. The virtual ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of nearly 500 graduates, many of whom joined the ceremony in real time on YouTube and Facebook Live with their families and friends.

Retha Hill, the director of the New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is using a grant from the Online News Association to help Black women professors learn the benefits of immersive technology in journalism.

Cronkite Professor Launches Pilot Program Connecting Black Women Professors with Immersive Technology

Retha Hill, the director of the New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, was awarded a grant from the Online News Association to help Black women professors learn the benefits of immersive technology in journalism.

Susan Smith Richardson, a nationally recognized journalist and media industry leader, has been named the inaugural Ida B. Wells Professor in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Smith Richardson Joins Cronkite School as Ida B. Wells Professor in Journalism

Susan Smith Richardson, a nationally recognized journalist and media industry leader, has been named the inaugural Ida B. Wells Professor in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Caitlynn McDaniel, a recent graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, won the top prize of  “Best of Festival” in the student news category for her radio story Wildlife Trade/>Caitlynn McDaniel  

By Kasey Brammell

Arizona State University swept up 26 awards in the national 2021 Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts contest, including seven first place prizes.

This year is the 11th time in 12 years that the Cronkite School has finished ahead of other colleges around the country, winning with the most news division awards.

Caitlynn McDaniel, a recent graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, won the top prize of  “Best of Festival” in the student news category for her

Cronkite School Wins the Most BEA Awards of Any College – Again

Arizona State University swept up 26 awards in the national 2021 Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts contest, including seven first place prizes.

A Cronkite professor teamed up with a fellow investigative journalist to report and write a book that follows the story of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s relentless immigration enforcement and its effects on Maricopa County, Arizona

Cronkite Professor, Investigative Journalist Releases Book Documenting Former Maricopa County Sheriff's Immigration Enforcement

Cronkite professor Terry Greene Sterling and investigative journalist Jude Joffe-Block teamed up to report and write a book that follows the story of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s relentless immigration enforcement and its effects on Maricopa County, Arizona.