Faculty news

Ashley Landrum

Accomplished media psychologist joins Cronkite School faculty

Asheley R. Landrum, a well-known scholar who studies how the public interacts with science communication, has joined the Cronkite School as an associate professor.

World Trade Center Cough Syndrome

Cronkite professor researches media coverage of World Trade Center Cough Syndrome before, after COVID-19 pandemic

Cronkite Professor Sada Reed examined the media coverage of World Trade Cough Syndrome before and after the pandemic and kept track of the number and location stories published or aired.

Rachel Kane

Cronkite content creators ascend in ASU California Center

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University has launched a new signature professional immersion program based at ASU’s California Center in Los Angeles.

Howard Center executive director Mark Greenblatt

Decorated investigative journalist Mark Greenblatt named new executive editor at ASU’s Howard Center 

Mark Greenblatt will take over as executive editor of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the Cronkite School.

Pauline Arrillaga has been named executive director of the National Center on Disability and Journalism. Nicole Macias will oversee the NCDJ’s international journalism awards programs.

National Center on Disability and Journalism names new executive director

Pauline Arrillaga has been named executive director of the National Center on Disability and Journalism at the Cronkite School.

Cronkite faculty joins journalists, civil society leaders to discuss methods to combat disinformation

The Cronkite School partnered with Equis Institute and the U.S. Department of State for the Cities Summit of the Americas.

Joseph Russomanno

Cronkite professor discusses shakeups at major TV networks

The landscape of television news changed abruptly after three of the most prominent figures in the industry were either fired or separated from their positions within a 24-hour span.

Cronkite School

Cronkite School partners with Grambling State University to research emergency management resources at HBCUs

The Cronkite School, in partnership with Grambling State University, are recipients of a FEMA grant to assess emergency management resources and needs at the nation’s 103 HBCUs.

“CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King accepts 39th Cronkite Award

Gayle King reflected on her life, career and rise to prominence as she accepted the 39th Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Beyond Objectivity

Can a journalist be trustworthy without being “objective?”

A new report from the Cronkite School asks news media leaders and experts — and what they say may surprise you.

ASU’s McCain Institute and Cronkite School launch task force on Defeating Disinformation Attacks on U.S. Democracy

The task force includes experts on disinformation, members of the media, civil society, corporate leaders and policymakers.

Veteran journalist Pauline Arrillaga to lead Carnegie-Knight News21 program

Cronkite professor Pauline Arrillaga will take over as executive editor of the Carnegie-Knight News21 program.

Nicole Macias and John Nicoletti

Cronkite School to launch new strategic communications agency

The Cronkite School is combining two of its award-winning programs to form a new integrated strategic communications agency.

Joseph Russomanno, The Stench of Politics book

Cronkite professor’s new book examines increased politicization of the Supreme Court

Professor Joseph Russomanno's new book, “The Stench of Politics: Polarization and Worldview on the Supreme Court," discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's growing partisanship.

Leonard Downie Jr.

Cronkite professor Len Downie Jr.’s historical documents available at The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has archived and made available to the public Cronkite Professor Len Downie Jr.'s papers.

Study of the United States Institute (SUSI)

Cronkite School to host 15 international scholars for summer residency program

The scholars will participate in the Journalism, Technology and Democracy program, part of the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI).

New MIDAS Lab at the Cronkite School to study misinformation, led by K Hazel Kwon

New MIDAS Lab at the Cronkite School to study misinformation

The Cronkite School will look to help combat misinformation and disinformation with its newly launched academic research Media, Information, Data and Society (MIDAS) Lab.

diversity and media in the NFL with Herm Edwards, Marvin Lewis, William C Rhoden and Troy Vincent

Cronkite School to host special event discussing diversity and media in the NFL

The Cronkite School will host “On The Clock & In the Media: Race, Hiring and the NFL,” a panel discussion focusing on the complex challenges in the NFL.


Musical co-written by Cronkite School professor to make off-Broadway debut

A musical co-written by Cronkite School Professor Fernanda Santos is headed to New York City to make its off-Broadway premiere. 

Sree Sreenivasan

Global leader in journalism and digital media joins Cronkite School to lead initiative for working professionals, skill seekers

Sree Sreenivasan, an internationally acclaimed journalist, digital media executive and educator, will join the Cronkite School to lead a new professional education and skills training initiative.