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Cronkite graduate finds new ways to tell stories after career change

Laura Bargfeld’s academic achievements led to them being named Outstanding Graduate Student for the fall 2022 convocation.

Alumni Highlight: Cronkite alumna charts own path in her career

Samantha Melbourneweaver used her love of modern media to create a path for herself at the Cronkite School and in her career.

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ASU Trustee and Cronkite Alumni Hall of Fame inductee Christine Devine to give convocation speech

ASU Trustee and Cronkite Alumni Hall of Fame inductee Christine Devine will deliver the keynote address at the Cronkite School's Fall 2022 Convocation.

Alumni Highlight: Lessons learned at Cronkite School guides alumnus through 40-year Army career

More than 60 years after Warren Field graduated from ASU’s Cronkite School, he hasn’t forgotten the lessons he learned as a student.

Alumni Highlight: Documentary marks latest accomplishment in Ron Kellum’s trailblazing career

Ron Kellum has built a groundbreaking career as an award-winning producer, director, artist, and choreographer. His latest project deals with systemic racism in healthcare.

Cronkite School Hall of Fame alumna receives President’s Award from LA Press Club

Cronkite School alumna and Hall of Fame inductee Christine Devine received the 2022 President’s Award for Impact on Media from the Los Angeles Press Club.

Spring 2022 convocation. Photo by Harshith Godishala

Cronkite students, alumni celebrate milestones at convocation ceremony

The Cronkite School’s spring 2022 convocation ceremony featured a number of special achievements for the graduates, alumni and faculty.

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Alumni Highlight: Adelaida Severson’s career change brings entrepreneurial success

Severson, owner of satellite communications company Bushtex, Inc., is a Cronkite Hall of Fame member and has been named to the Sun Devil 100 four times.

Alumni Highlight: From cable TV executive to wish granter, Fran Mallace is now Leading Make-A-Wish Arizona

Fran Mallace recently took the helm of Make-A-Wish Arizona as president and CEO after a 30-year career with Cox Media.

Cronkite alumnus Aaron Lavinsky. Photo by Aimee Jordan / M Health Fairview

Alumni Highlight: Pulitzer Prize winner remembers lessons learned at Cronkite School

Aaron Lavinsky has won some of journalism’s most prestigious awards since graduating from the Cronkite School in 2014.

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Alumni Highlight: Crystal Patriarche’s Path to Entrepreneurship and Public Relations

Crystal Patriarche, founder and CEO of SparkPoint Studio, has been named to ASU’s Sun Devil 100 list for four consecutive years.

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Celebrating 2021: A Milestone Year

2021 proved to be a milestone year for the Cronkite School and Arizona PBS. Here are the most popular website and social media stories for Cronkite and Arizona PBS in 2021.

2021 Fall Convocation Dean Batts

Cronkite School celebrates first in-person convocation in two years

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication celebrated its Fall 2021 convocation ceremony at the Arizona Federal Theatre in downtown Phoenix.

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Cronkite’s Southwest Health Reporting Initiative launches health newsletter

The Cronkite School’s Southwest Health Reporting Initiative has launched a new monthly health newsletter that aims to start a conversation about health disparities in underserved communities.

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Six Cronkite Alumni Named to 2021 Sun Devil 100 List for Successful Entrepreneurs

The list recognizes ASU graduates who either own or lead the top 100 fastest-growing companies and who have applied to the Sun Devil 100.