Ex-CNN Anchor Aaron Brown to Be Rhodes Chair at Arizona State
Aaron Brown, the former lead anchor for CNN, will join the Cronkite School faculty for Spring ’07 as the Barrett Honors College’s John J. Rhodes Chair.
News Executive Tells Graduates about “New World Order”
Top newspaper executive Sue Clark-Johnson told graduating Cronkite School students that the media world is in the midst of a “wild-fire transition” that presents both great challenges and unparalleled opportunities.
Tom Brokaw Next Cronkite Award of Excellence Recipient
Tom Brokaw, who anchored NBC’s nightly newscast for more than 20 years, will be this year’s recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Associate Dean Barrett Named Louise Solheim Professor
Cronkite School Associate Dean Marianne Barrett is named the Solheim Professor, thanks to a generous gift from philanthropist Louise Solheim.
Top TV Executives Look at Future of Television at Cronkite Forum
The general managers of eight major television stations in Phoenix met at a Cronkite School forum to discuss the future of local television in the wake of the digital technological revolution. Read Laura Newpoff’s story from the Business Journal of Phoenix.
Cronkite Student Named Top Collegiate TV Reporter
A student from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has been named the top collegiate television reporter in the United States.
Cronkite Student Wins First NLGJA Leroy Aarons National Scholarship
Dennis Shane Mitchell, a Cronkite School sophomore who was Arizona’s high school journalist of the year two years ago, was named the inaugural recipient of the Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship from the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association.
Cronkite/Mayo Study Discovers Faulty Medical News Coverage
Twenty percent of all examined newspaper articles about common neurological conditions had medical errors or exaggerations, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic physicians and Cronkite School researchers.
Phoenix Vote Will Help Build New Cronkite Building
The Cronkite School will be housed in a new, state-of-the-art journalism complex in downtown Phoenix by 2008 thanks to voters’ overwhelming approval of $223 million in bond money to help fund ASU’s new Downtown Phoenix campus.
New Visiting Professorship in Honor of Pioneering Newswoman
A top journalist will join the Cronkite School each spring semester as the Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor of Journalism Ethics thanks to a generous gift from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
Professor Wins National Award for Web Site
Carol Schwalbe won the Broadcast Education Association’s Best of Competition for an innovative and in-depth Web site she created for her Online Media class.
School Commissioned to Conduct Analysis of Latino Coverage
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists selected the Cronkite School to conduct an in-depth analysis of coverage of Latinos by the nation’s three leading news magazines.
Cronkite Board Member Joins B-School Faculty
Ray Artigue, a longtime member of the Cronkite Endowment Board and a member of the Cronkite Alumni Hall of Fame, is stepping down from his job as senior vice president of the Phoenix Suns to join ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business as executive director of its MBA Sports Business program.
Photo Team to Explore “Children of the Borderlands”
A team from the Cronkite School will conduct an in-depth photojournalism project in Mexico exploring the plight of children living in the borderlands region thanks to a generous gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.
Cronkite Students Team With Arizona Republic on Web Experiment
Cronkite School students spent part of their Christmas holiday participating in an experimental collaboration between the school and the Arizona Republic. Students equipped with laptops provided azcentral.com users with real-time reports about traffic at the airport and area malls. Republic editors declared the experiment a success in this story in Gannett News Watch.
Cronkite Student Takes First in National Radio Competition
Michiko Howlett, a Cronkite student and news director of the campus radio station, won first place for radio feature reporting in the nation’s most prestigious intercollegiate journalism competition, the Hearst Awards.
School Takes First in National Feature Writing Contest
The Cronkite School took first place for newspaper feature writing in the nation’s most prestigious intercollegiate journalism competition, with students taking first and 16th place.
Ulrich Receives Inaugural Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service
Dean Christopher Callahan presented former Regent Donald Ulrich the first-ever Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service in recognition of Ulrich’s years of advocacy on behalf of the Cronkite School.
Former Top Newspaper Editor to Join Cronkite Faculty
Tim J. McGuire, the former editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune and a leading voice in newspapers for more than 20 years, will join the Cronkite School as the Frank Russell Chair in August.
Fellner Earns Fulbright Honors
Dan H. Fellner, a Cronkite School faculty associate, has received a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach journalism and public relations at Moldova State University in Chisinau, Moldova, for five months beginning in January.