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News from the Cronkite School

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

Dean: New Technology, Traditional Values Key to New Future

Dean Christopher Callahan writes in The Arizona Republic that the future of journalism education must focus on both emerging media technologies and traditional journalism values.

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Cronkite Building Fact Sheet

The Cronkite School’s new home in downtown Phoenix will be a six-story communications center with five newsrooms, eight digital labs, two TV studio, a public forum and a student resources center.

Walter Cronkite Breaks Ground for New Building

Former CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite joined Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and ASU President Michael Crow to break ground on the new $71 million building that will house his journalism school in downtown Phoenix.

Reynolds Center Sponsors Business Journalism Interns Nationally

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is placing top business journalism students from universities around the country at major newspaper internships this summer.

Cronkite News Service off to Fast Start

The Cronkite School has launched a professional news service that is serving as a new source of in-depth stories on critical public policy issues for daily newspapers, TV stations and Web sites around the state.

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Cronkite Joins Mayor, ASU President for Groundbreaking Ceremony

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, ASU President Michael Crow and former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new building that will house the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and KAET/Eight, the ASU-operated public television station.


Students Complete First Meredith/Cronkite Fellowship

The Cronkite School, the Meredith Corp. and KPHO CBS 5 hosted 12 top minority journalism students from around the country as part of a new fellowship program designed to train the next generation of TV journalists.

Cronkite Student Takes First in National TV News Competition

A portfolio of television stories produced by an Arizona State University journalism student was judged the best in the nation in the prestigious Hearst Broadcasting Awards competition.

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.