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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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High School Educator Heads Stardust Program

Dave Cornelius, a longtime Valley educator who built the state’s premier high school broadcast education program, has joined the Cronkite School as director of the Stardust High School Journalism program. Cornelius will oversee a new initiative to create multimedia newsrooms at underserved Arizona high schools.

Women News Leaders Speak at Annual Schatt Lecture

Four leading women journalists will discuss the gains women have made in journalism and the challenges they still face at the second annual Paul J. Schatt Memorial Lecture, held in memory of Paul J. Schatt, longtime editor at The Arizona Republic and instructor at the Cronkite School.

Goldwater Lecture Features Aaron Brown on Press and Politics

Aaron Brown, former CNN anchor and the Walter Cronkite Professor of Journalism at ASU, is giving this year’s Goldwater Lecture, offering his insights on press coverage and the 2008 presidential campaign

Weather Central, Cronkite School Enter Unprecedented Partnership

Weather Central Inc., a leader in state-of-the-art weather, news, traffic and sports digital broadcast technologies, announces an unprecedented partnership with the Cronkite School. Weather Central will provide the school with cutting-edge satellite, graphics and mapping technologies that will enable students to produce professional weather reports.

Jane Bergamo, Walter Cronkite and Ron Bergamo at this year’s Cronkite Award Luncheon.

Cronkite Board Chairman Killed in Car Accident

Longtime media executive Ron Bergamo, chairman of the Cronkite School Endowment Board of Trustees and general manager of AZ-TV in Phoenix, was killed in a car accident Sunday.

Cronkite Institute for High School Journalism Formed

The Cronkite School has announced the creation of the Cronkite Institute for High School Journalism, a consortium of programs reaching out to high school journalism students and their teachers. The institute includes long-standing Cronkite programs as well as several new ones.

Cronkite Graduate Honored at Emmy Awards

A recent Cronkite graduate was honored for best student production in the Emmy Awards given by the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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News Leader Gives Graduates Message of Hope

Rick Rodriguez, former executive editor of The Sacramento Bee and one of the nation’s most prominent Latino journalists, told Cronkite School graduates that massive changes in the journalism profession mean opportunity for them. Rodriguez delivered the keynote speech at the Cronkite School’s fall convocation ceremony.

TV Reports by Cronkite Students Now Air on ABC15

Cronkite students are now appearing weekly on a network television affiliate in one of the nation’s largest media markets.

Bob Petty

Bob Petty Newest Member of Cronkite Alumni Hall of Fame

Longtime Chicago television journalist Bob Petty is the newest member of the Cronkite Alumni Hall of Fame.

Business Stories on Sustainability Up Dramatically

Business stories on environmental sustainability published in the nation’s 10 largest newspapers have increased dramatically, a new Reynolds study shows.

Jane Pauley with Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite Presents Award to Jane Pauley

With nearly 1,100 in attendance, Walter Cronkite presented the annual award in his name to television journalist Jane Pauley.

Journalists, Profs Named Reynolds Fellows

Twelve journalists and 12 journalism educators are awarded Reynolds Center fellowships to focus on business journalism, to be held concurrently in January at the Cronkite School.

Dan Gillmor

Digital Media Leader Named Knight Center Director, Kauffman Professor at ASU

Dan Gillmor, an internationally recognized author and leader in new media and citizen-based journalism, will be the founding director of the new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Cronkite School.

Former Top Editor to Deliver Cronkite Graduation Address

Rick Rodriguez, the former executive editor of The Sacramento Bee and one of the nation’s most prominent Latino journalists, will deliver the keynote address at the fall 2007 convocation for graduates of the Cronkite School.

Callahan on New Times Subpoenas and Arrests

Dean Christopher Callahan calls the subpoenas of New Times records a “grotesque and unprecedented” abuse of government powers.

Ellen Soeteber

Former St. Louis Editor Named Edith Gaylord Professor at Cronkite School

Ellen Soeteber, an award-winning journalist and former top editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will join Arizona State University as the Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics at the Cronkite School.

Ryan Kost

Cronkite Student Named Top 10 Scripps Howard Scholar

Cronkite student Ryan Kost has been named one of the top 10 journalism students in the country by the Scripps Howard Foundation. He was awarded a $10,000 scholarship through the foundation’s Top Ten Scholarship Program.

Cronkite Students Dominate National Magazine Contest

Cronkite students won more awards than students from any other university in the country in the 2007 Student Magazine Contest, sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Cronkite School Scores Fourth Win in NASA Contest

For the fourth year in a row, public relations students in the Cronkite School placed first in the NASA Means Business Competition. The year-long competition promotes science, technology, engineering and math education to middle and high school students.