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News from the Cronkite School

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

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Jason Manning, political editor of, one of the nation’s leaders in digital media, is moving west to become director of Student Media at Arizona State University.

Cronkite Finishes First in SPJ for Third Straight Year

For the third consecutive year, Cronkite students have finished first in the Society of Professional Journalists’ highly competitive intercollegiate news contest.

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Newspaper Publisher Named Edith Gaylord Professor

N. Christian Anderson III, who led the Orange County Register to two Pulitzer Prizes as editor and later became the newspaper’s award-winning publisher, will join ASU this fall as the Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics.

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Soeteber Keynotes Convocation for 187 New Cronkite Graduates

Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editor Ellen Soeteber, the school’s Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics, delivered the keynote convocation address to the 187 newest Cronkite graduates.

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ABC News Launches New Partnership with Cronkite

ABC News announced the launch of ABC News on Campus, a partnership with the Cronkite School and four other top journalism schools across the country to educate and mentor talented college students.

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Cronkite Professor Named Top Teacher at ASU

Newly promoted Associate Professor Carol Schwalbe is the recipient of this year’s ASU Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Classroom Performance.

Cronkite Professor Aaron Brown to Host PBS “Wide Angle” on PBS

Aaron Brown will continue his teaching role as the first Walter Cronkite Professor of Journalism while he returns to TV as the new host of the PBS series “Wide Angle.”

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Lehrer, MacNeil Named 2008 Cronkite Award Winners

Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil, the PBS news anchor tandem who epitomize the best of thought-provoking and in-depth broadcast journalism, will be this year’s recipients of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Arizona’s PBS Station Airs Two Cronkite Projects

Eight/KAET-TV, the Arizona PBS station that reaches 1.3 million viewers each week, will air two specials created by Cronkite School.

Cronkite Students Take Home 51 SPJ Awards

For the eighth consecutive year, the Cronkite School dominated the Society of Professional Journalists’ regional student competition, winning a remarkable 51 awards – nearly half of all the awards given in the Region 11 SPJ Mark of Excellence competition.

Cronkite Students Part of National Gannett Award

Five Cronkite School students were part of a team from The Arizona Republic and that won first place in this year’s Best of Gannett national award for breaking news coverage. The team was recognized for coverage of the July 27 crash of two TV news helicopters that killed four.

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Longtime Cronkite Teacher Dies

Norm Ginsburg, a longtime CBS executive who taught part time at the Cronkite School for more than 20 years, died Thursday after a short illness. He was 83.

Cronkite School Conducts UNITY Diversity Research

The Cronkite School will unveil two major journalism diversity projects at the UNITY: Journalists of Color convention in Chicago this summer. The projects, funded by the McCormick Foundation, consist of a Web-based clearinghouse for research on news diversity issues and a census of ethnicity of the Washington press corps.

Deanna Dent

Cronkite Student Wins Reporting Prize

Deanna Dent, a senior in the Cronkite School, is one of nine journalism students from across the country to win the 2008 Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition. She will travel to Japan and South Korea for a 13-day journalism study tour in June, sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation.

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Publisher Named President of Cronkite Board

Win Holden, publisher of Arizona Highways magazine, has been named president of the Cronkite Endowment Board for 2008, replacing Ron Bergamo, general manager of AZ-TV, who was killed in car accident in January.

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Top Documentary Award Goes to Cronkite Graduate

A Cronkite graduate has won an award for best student documentary from the Broadcast Education Association. Ray Gonzales’ documentary tells the story of one Japanese-American whose family was moved to an internment camp near Phoenix during World War II.

Cronkite Students Finish First in BEA Awards

The Cronkite School won more awards than any other school in the nation in the latest Broadcast Education Association annual news reporting and interactive media contests, including two of the BEA’s top honors.

Reynolds Institute Awards Business Journalism Scholarships

Eight university students from around the country who have shown promise in the field of business journalism have been awarded $4,000 scholarships from the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

Cronkite School Hosts ALMA High School Workshop

The Cronkite School is hosting 90 high school students from across the state for a daylong workshop on journalism sponsored by the Arizona Latino Media Association. This year’s workshop will focus on multimedia skills.

Godfrey Receives BEA Education Service Award

Cronkite School Professor Donald Godfrey is the recipient of the Broadcast Education Association’s 2008 Distinguished Education Service Award, the group’s highest honor for an individual who has contributed to electronic media education.