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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.

NBC NEWS’ TODAY weatherman, anchor Al Roker has been chosen as the recipient of the 38th annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Registration now open for Cronkite Awards luncheon honoring Al Roker

The Cronkite Award luncheon will take place on March 1 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown.

Cronkite PR Lab students

Award-winning Cronkite PR Lab celebrates 10-year anniversary

The Cronkite PR Lab has won numerous industry awards throughout the years while competing against professional public relations agencies and Fortune 500 companies.

The Cronkite Public Relations Lab took home two top prizes at the annual MarCom Awards

PR Lab students capture gold and platinum awards at the annual MarCom Awards

The Cronkite Public Relations Lab took home two top prizes at the annual MarCom Awards.

Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards

Arizona PBS, Cronkite earn Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards

Arizona PBS and the Cronkite School swept up a total of 10 Emmys® and Student Production Awards at the Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards.

Cronkite captures eight EPPY awards in collegiate division

Cronkite students took home eight awards in the collegiate division of Editor & Publisher magazine’s prestigious national 2021 EPPY Award contest. 

Barlett & Steele awards

ProPublica, AP, Oregonian and Oregon Public Broadcasting win 2021 Barlett & Steele awards

The contest is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Cronkite News LA Press Club winners

Cronkite News captures six awards in record showing at LA Press Club contest

Cronkite News students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication took home six awards at the 63rd annual Southern California Journalism Awards.

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NCDJ announces winners of annual disability reporting contest

The National Center for Disability and Journalism has announced the winners of the 2021 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability.

First Amendment Clinic Executive Director Gregg Leslie has received the Freedom of Information Award from the Arizona Newspapers Association.

First Amendment Clinic Executive Director Gregg Leslie receives Freedom of Information Award

Gregg Leslie has received the Freedom of Information Award from the Arizona Newspapers Association for his advocacy for First Amendment freedoms.

NBC NEWS’ TODAY weatherman, anchor Al Roker has been chosen as the recipient of the 38th annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

NBC NEWS’ TODAY weatherman, anchor Al Roker to receive 2021 Cronkite Award

Al Roker has been chosen as the recipient of the 38th annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism

Paul B. Anderson, the principal & CEO of Workhouse Media of Seattle, Washington, has established The Shaufler Prize in Journalism, named after his late friend Ed Shaufler.

Deadline extended for Shaufler Prize for coverage of underserved communities

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is now accepting entries for the 2020-2021 Shaufler Prize in Journalism.

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ASU students receive top honors in National Native Media Awards

ASU students received more first-place prizes than any other student publication in the country. 

Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards

Arizona PBS, Cronkite School nominated for 36 Rocky Mountain Emmy and Student Production Awards

Arizona PBS and the Cronkite School swept up a total of 36 Emmy and Student Production Award nominations.

Cronkite student Savannah Rose Dagupion

First-year Cronkite student wins Hawaii Student Journalist of the Year award

Savannah Rose Dagupion was honored as Hawaii’s 2021 Student Journalist of the Year after coaxing some of her fellow classmates to help her revive the journalism program at Kamehameha Schools, Maui.

ASU student sits on A-Mountain viewing ASU campus in downtown Tempe

Harkavy Scholarship honors memory of former alt-weekly journalist

The Harkavy Scholarship for Investigative Reporting was established at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2020 to honor the memory of Valley reporter Ward Harkavy.