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News from the Cronkite School

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

Scripps Chief Urges Grads to be “Risk Takers”

The head of the E.W. Scripps Co. urged graduating Cronkite students to be risk takers and help mold the future of a fast-changing media industry. “Our traditional media businesses are undergoing fundamental change,” Kenneth W. Lowe, president and chief executive officer of the Cincinnati-based media corporation, said during his fall convocation keynote address.

TV Executive Receives Outstanding Service Award

Jack Clifford, a television industry leader for more than 50 years and an ardent supporter of the Cronkite School, is the recipient of this year’ Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service.

Republic Editor to Lead New Multimedia Program

An Arizona Republic editor will serve as a visiting journalism professor at Arizona State University next year, directing a new multimedia reporting program at the Cronkite School sponsored by The Republic.

Cronkite Students Win National Photojournalism Awards

Two Cronkite School students have won top honors in a national photojournalism competition.

Reynolds Center Creates Awards for Investigative Reporting

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is starting two new awards celebrating the best in print and online investigative business journalism. They will be named in honor of Don Barlett and Jim Steele, the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporting team.

McGuire: J Educators Need to Help News Industry

Tim J. McGuire, the former Minneapolis Star-Tribune editor who now holds the Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism at the Cronkite School, says cynical journalism educators who mock the beleaguered news industry should instead help media leaders seek innovative solutions to ensure quality journalism.

Lecture Series Created in Honor of Longtime Instructor

The Cronkite School is launching a lecture series in honor of Paul J. Schatt, the veteran Arizona Republic editor who taught at the school for more than 30 years.

Phoenix City Council Approves $71 Million for New Cronkite Building

The Phoenix City Council approved a $71 million plan to design and build a six-story building that will house the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and KAET-TV, the public television station operated by Arizona State University.

TV Executive Creates Broadcast News Endowment

Jack Clifford, a veteran TV executive who created the Food Network, is giving $500,000 to the Cronkite School to create an endowment for the school’s award-winning broadcast journalism program. In addition, Clifford will spearhead a $5 million fund-raising campaign for the program.

Tom Brokaw Receives Walter Cronkite Award

More than 1,200 invited guests joined Walter Cronkite in honoring one of the most revered journalists in American history, Tom Brokaw, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s 23rd annual luncheon in Phoenix.

Higuera Named Deputy Director of Reynolds Center

Jonathan Higuera, a veteran business reporter for The Arizona Republic, has been named deputy director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the Cronkite School.

Arizona Republic, Cronkite School Launch Multimedia Reporting Project

The Arizona Republic and the Cronkite School are launching a multimedia reporting program that will prepare students for 21st century newsgathering while providing breaking news content for, the Republic’s news Web site.

Fellows Selected for Inaugural Business Journalism Program

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is designating 15 educators from major universities as fellows for its inaugural Business Journalism Professor Seminar.

Election Night Coverage Live on Cable

More than 60 Cronkite students, faculty and staff produced more than two hours of live Arizona election night coverage for local cable stations.

Radio Executive, Native American Journalist Join Hall of Fame

A national radio executive and a ground-breaking Native American journalist will be the newest inductees into the Cronkite School Alumni Hall of Fame. Susan Karis and Mary Kim Titla will be recognized Nov. 14 at the school’s 23rd Annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism Lunch.

student reporter Hailey Frances

TV Reports by Cronkite Students Featured on MSNBC

Top broadcast news students at the Cronkite School now have their best TV work featured on MSNBC under a new partnership with the national news network.

Award-Winning Editor Named Assistant Dean at Cronkite School

Kristin Gilger, an award-winning journalist who was a top editor at The Arizona Republic before directing student media at Arizona State University, will join the Cronkite School as assistant dean in charge of professional programs

Publisher Named Inaugural Gaylord Visiting Professor at Cronkite

James N. Crutchfield, a top editor who became one of the nation’s only African American publishers of a major metropolitan newspaper, will join the Cronkite School for the spring semester as the first Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics.

PR Students Win Top NASA Award

Public relations students at the Cronkite School claimed victory at the NASA Means Business competition for the third year in a row.

ASU Launches Innovation Lab for New Media

A national leader in online news is leading a new lab that will help create multimedia products for Gannett and other news companies.