Two students deliver a newscast in Cronkite News.

News from the Cronkite School

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

Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley Named 2007 Winner of Cronkite Award

Jane Pauley, the long-time popular anchor of NBC’s “Today” show and founding co-host of “Dateline NBC,” will be this year’s recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism

Retha Hill

BET Executive to Direct New Media Innovation Lab

Retha Hill, a senior executive at BET and digital media leader who helped launch The Washington Post’s first Internet news operation, will join the Cronkite School as director of the New Media Innovation Lab.

Cronkite Student Finishes First in Hearst Championships

Elias Johnson, a recent Cronkite School graduate, took first place in television reporting at the 2006-2007 Hearst National Championships in San Francisco.

Anita Luera

Cronkite School Names First Director of High School Programs

Anita Luera, a long-time journalist and past president of the Arizona Latino Media Association, is the first director of high school journalism programs for the Cronkite School.

Knight Grant to Launch Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship

The Cronkite School will receive a major grant from the Knight Foundation to establish a new center devoted to the development of new media entrepreneurship and the creation of innovative digital media products.

Cronkite Students Dominate SPJ Nationals For Second Consecutive Year

Cronkite students finished first in the Society of Professional Journalists national Mark of Excellence awards contest for the second consecutive year.

PBS Airs Primetime Special Featuring Cronkite Students TV News Stories

A 30-minute primetime special on Eight/KAET, Arizona’s public television station, showcased the work of advanced television news students at the Cronkite School.

Cronkite School Primary Sponsor of IRE Conference

The Cronkite School is one of the primary sponsors of this year’s Investigative Reporters and Editors conference to be held in Phoenix in June.

More Than 200 Graduate at Cronkite Convocation

With former CNN anchor Aaron Brown delivering the keynote address, the Cronkite School graduated 196 bachelor’s degree candidates and 15 master’s degree candidates at its spring convocation.

Cronkite Students Win 35 SPJ Awards

Cronkite School students swept the Society of Professional Journalists regional awards for the seventh year in a row and the ninth time in 10 years, taking home 35 awards.

Former CNN Anchor to Give Convocation Address

Award-winning broadcast journalist Aaron Brown will deliver the keynote address at the spring convocation for graduates of the Cronkite School.

Reynolds Center Study Explores Business Blogs

Three-fourths of the nation’s largest newspapers now offer blogs on business-related topics, according to a study released by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University.

Cronkite School Places First in Nation in Hearst Competition

The Cronkite School finished first in the nation in the annual Hearst Journalism Awards, often called the Pulitzer Prizes of college journalism. This year’s victory follows two consecutive second-place finishes and marks the school’s sixth consecutive Top 10 finish in the prestigious competition.

Cronkite Professor Receives NATAS Silver Circle Award

Professor Donald Godfrey, a long-time member of the Cronkite faculty, has been named a recipient of the 2007 Silver Circle Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Cronkite Students Finish First Again in Broadcast Competition

The Cronkite School is first in the nation for broadcast news in the prestigious Hearst Journalism Awards program.

photo of James Crutchfield

Former Publisher Named Student Media Director, Weil Professor

James N. Crutchfield, a former major newspaper publisher and editor, will become director of Student Media at Arizona State University and the Weil Family Professor of Journalism at the Cronkite School.

Cronkite to Host New Reynolds Institute for H.S. Journalism Teachers

The Cronkite School will help train high school journalism teachers from around the country through a new program created by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

Cronkite Student Again Named Nation’s Best Collegiate TV Reporter

For the first time ever, a student has won back-to-back awards as the nation’s best collegiate TV news reporter.

Pair Win Top Photojournalism Awards

Two Cronkite students sweep the first collegiate awards given by the National Press Photographers Association.

Cronkite Dean Discusses School’s Future on New Podcast

Dean Christopher Callahan talks about the future of the Cronkite School on a new podcast produced by the ASU Office of the President.