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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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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 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

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.

Longtime Associate at Cronkite School Dies

Paul Schatt, an Arizona Republic editor who taught news reporting to hundreds of journalism students at Arizona State University over the past 30 years, died at the age of 60.

Recent Graduate Wins Top Award for In-Depth Reporting

William Pitts won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence award for in-depth radio reporting for his examination of military training in a Phoenix suburb.

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Anchors Latest Inductees to Hall of Fame

Two major-market television news anchors are the newest members of the Cronkite School Alumni Hall of Fame. Ellen Leyva, a 1986 graduate of the school, is a 5 p.m. co-anchor on KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Katie Raml, a 1999 graduate, is a 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. co-anchor on ABC15 in Phoenix.

Pulitzer Winner to Receive Cronkite Award

Dave Barry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist for the Miami Herald, will receive the 2005 Walter Cronkite Award for journalistic excellence.

ASU Names Callahan Founding Dean of Cronkite School

Christopher Callahan, who helped lead the University of Maryland’s journalism program to national prominence as the school’s associate dean, will become the founding dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in August 2005. The Cronkite School, which has been part of ASU’s College of Public Programs, will become a separate unit on July 1.