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News from the Cronkite School

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

Sunshine Week Panel Features Goddard

The Cronkite School marks Sunshine Week, a national initiative encouraging dialogue about open government and freedom of information, with a March 18 panel featuring Attorney General Terry Goddard and other leading voices from media, government and public relations.

Reynolds Study Links TV, Economic News

A report commissioned by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the Cronkite School finds that more Americans get their economic news from television than daily newspapers, the Internet and radio combined.

HORIZON Interviews Leonard Downie Jr.

Ted Simons, host of HORIZON on Eight/KAET, interviews the newest member of the Cronkite School faculty, former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. about his decision to join the Cronkite School and his new fiction book, “The Rules of the Game.”

Cronkite School Showcases Speakers, Movies

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, two leading journalists from Newsweek, the former editor of The Washington Post and local television news anchors are among the speakers who will be featured at the Cronkite School this spring.

Knight Chair, IRE Honor Investigative Work

The Knight Chair in Journalism at the Cronkite School and Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. announce the winners of the 2009 Philip Meyer Journalism Award for investigative reports that use social science research methods.

Cronkite Professor Counts Inauguration Crowd

Stephen Doig, professor and Knight Chair in Journalism at the Cronkite School, is at the center of a debate over how large the crowds were at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Doig used a GeoEye-1 image, plus TV footage and photos from Flickr to come up with his count.

High Schools Join Stardust Program

Five Arizona high schools have been selected for the Stardust High School Journalism Program, bringing to 10 the number of schools that are part of a unique initiative to create newsrooms in underserved Arizona high schools.

Cronkite First in Broadcast Features

A first-place finish and two other top five performances propel the Cronkite School into first place in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s national broadcast competition.

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Washington Post Editor to Deliver ASU's Centennial Lecture

Leonard Downie Jr., who led The Washington Post to 25 Pulitzer Prizes during his 17 years as executive editor, will be the Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecturer this fall at ASU. Downie will deliver the lecture and visit with students and professors.

KAET Airs Student Newscast

For the first time, Cronkite NewsWatch, the Cronkite School’s award-winning student newscast, is airing on Eight/KAET, Arizona’s public television station. The show has a prime-time slot on KAET digital (Cox Cable Channel 88) and over the air on digital channel 8.3.

Spanish-Language Newscast Airs

A Spanish-language version of Cronkite NewsWatch is now being aired on Univision’s TeleFutura network in Phoenix. NewsWatch Espanol is produced by top bilingual students in the Cronkite School.

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Diamondbacks President Delivers Keynote

Arizona Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall delivers the keynote address for the Cronkite School’s December 2008 convocation. A total of 86 students were awarded degrees during the ceremony, the first held in downtown Phoenix.

Student Wins National PSA Contest

Cronkite Junior Christie Roshau wins first place in a national public service announcement contest that spotlights the importance of free speech.

Washington Post Editor Joins Cronkite School Faculty

Leonard Downie Jr., the longtime executive editor of The Washington Post who led his newspaper to more Pulitzer Prizes than any editor in American journalism history, is joining the faculty of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Cronkite Students Place in Hearst Awards

Two Cronkite students are among the winners in the feature writing competition of the national Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The wins put the Cronkite School in second place nationally after the first round of the prestigious writing competition.

Lehrer and MacNeil Receive Cronkite Award

Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil, the PBS news anchor duo, receive the 25th annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Reynolds Foundation Gives ASU $5.34 Million for Business Journalism

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation announced two grants totaling $5,336,360 to make ASU a global hub of business journalism education by endowing a faculty chair and expanding the work of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. With the grant, the Cronkite School will create the Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism and build a specialization in business and economics journalism.

Panelists Advocate Investigative Business Reporting

David Heath, an investigative reporter at The Seattle Times, and Brian Grow, a senior writer at BusinessWeek, the winners of the 2008 Barlett and Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, discuss their work as part of a business journalism panel during Cronkite Week.

Cronkite School Celebrates Opening

The Cronkite School celebrates the official grand opening of its new home in the hub of downtown Phoenix with local and state dignitaries lauding the building as the most technologically advanced journalism school in the country.

New Clifford Gallery Honors Journalism History

The Marguerite and Jack Clifford Gallery, housing hundreds of artifacts that honor the career of Walter Cronkite and the history of journalism, is now open at the Cronkite School.