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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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Students Top National Magazine Contest

For the second year in a row, Cronkite students dominated the national AEJMC student magazine contest, winning more awards than students from any other university in the country.

Donors Recognized in New Building

The Cronkite School has raised more than $2.6 million to help fund digital equipment and specialized student programs in the school’s newly opened home on ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus.

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Cronkite Opens New Home in Downtown Phoenix

The new Phoenix home of the Cronkite School officially opens Monday, a spectacular 21st century learning center designed to teach and inspire digital media innovation while capitalizing on a premier location in the heart of the nation’s fifth-largest city.

Cronkite School Hosts Daily Events in New Phoenix Home

The Cronkite School is hosting special programs every day for students and the general public during the inaugural semester of the school’s new downtown Phoenix home.

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Cronkite Names First Entrepreneur in Residence

Digital media innovator CJ Cornell is named Entrepreneur in Residence at the new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Cronkite School. He will help students plan, develop and launch new media products.

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Digital Media Leader to Direct Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative

Digital media leader Jody Brannon is the new national director of a 12-university, $7.5 million project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to explore new ways to produce in-depth multimedia journalism.

UNITY/McCormick News Diversity Database Launched

A digital clearinghouse for news diversity research was unveiled at UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc.’s national convention in Chicago. The database contains more than 400 references related to diversity in journalism, provided in an easily searchable online database.

Washington Press Corps Diversity Remains Low, Study Finds

Only about 13 percent of the Washington daily newspaper press corps are journalists of color, according to a study on diversity by UNITY: Journalist of Color, Inc. and the Cronkite School.

Rodriguez Named Carnegie Professor at Cronkite

Rick Rodriguez, the former executive editor at the Sacramento Bee who joined the Cronkite School faculty earlier this year, is named the school’s first Carnegie Professor specializing in Latino and transnational news coverage.

Cronkite School Takes Journalism on the Road

The Cronkite School recently equipped a hybrid SUV with the tools of journalism, including a television camera, microphones, audio recorders and backdrops, and is taking it to high schools around the state in an attempt to interest students in journalism.

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First Stardust Schools Chosen

Five Arizona high schools will get fully equipped multimedia newsrooms this fall as part of the Stardust High School Journalism Program, a unique initiative to create newsrooms in high schools.

Cronkite School Secures $7.5M Grant to Lead Digital Media Program

The Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation are giving the Cronkite School a $7.5 million grant to direct a bold, experimental digital media program at 12 leading U.S. universities.

Cronkite School Added to Carnegie-Knight Journalism Initiative

Seeking to change the way journalism is taught in the United States, the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation are investing more than $11 million in the expansion of a national initiative to adapt journalism education to the challenges of a struggling news industry. Three new journalism schools – including the Cronkite School – are joining the effort of redefining journalism education and training a new generation of journalists capable of reshaping the news industry.

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Two Cronkite Graduates Win Fulbrights

Ian Lee and Emily Falkner are among 12 ASU graduates who have been named 2008 Fulbright Scholars. Lee will be studying in Cairo, Egypt, and Falkner will be a teaching assistant in the Slovak Republic.

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Students Report From South Africa

Cronkite students are documenting the lives of immigrants in South Africa during a two-week reporting trip supported by a grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The 10 Cronkite students are joined by students from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Cronkite Professor Assists with China’s Quake Response

Assistant Professor Xu Wu, who teaches public relations in the Cronkite School, is in China advising media organizations, government agencies and research institutes on China’s response to the catastrophic earthquake that struck the country last month. Wu is a specialist in crisis communications.

Documentary Wins Recognition for Students

A Cronkite student documentary on Muslim students at ASU has won two awards for excellence in national and international competitions. “Holy Hunger in the Midst of Plenty,” won a Telly Award and a Videographer Award of Distinction.

Cronkite Students Place in Hearst Top 10

The Cronkite School placed in the top 10 in the national Hearst Journalism Awards program for 2007-2008 – the seventh consecutive year that the school has finished in the top 10. Students placed in every category -- broadcast news, multimedia, photography and writing.

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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.