Faculty news

Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic and editorial director of National Geographic Partners, will join Arizona State University with a joint appointment

Susan Goldberg joins ASU’s Cronkite School and Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory

Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic and editorial director of National Geographic Partners, will join the Cronkite School in early 2022.

2021 Holidays

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.

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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.

Brett Kurland

Cronkite School promotes Brett Kurland to assistant dean for Instruction and Partnerships 

Brett Kurland is an award-winning sports journalist and entrepreneur and founding director of the Cronkite News Phoenix Sports Bureau.

NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt

Lester Holt broadcasts NBC Nightly News from Cronkite School as part of “Across America” Tour

Lester Holt, NBC Nightly News anchor and award-winning journalist, broadcast the network’s evening news show from the rooftop of the Cronkite School.

William Rhoden Cronkite Visiting Professional 2021 National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame inductee

Award-winning sports journalist William Rhoden to give convocation address

William C. Rhoden, an award-winning national sports writer and visiting professional at the Cronkite School, will deliver the keynote address.

Cronkite Dean Battinto L. Batts Jr.

Cronkite dean shares vision for global expansion at open house

Cronkite Dean Battinto L. Batts Jr. shared his vision for expanding the Cronkite School’s reach and influence during a discussion at the school's Open House.

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Cronkite School, Arizona PBS to celebrate Media Literacy Week with events, programs, outreach

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Arizona PBS will join colleges and universities across the country to celebrate U.S. Media Literacy Week beginning Oct. 25.

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.

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Cronkite School launches series of Mexico initiatives

The Cronkite School is is launching several initiatives this fall with its Mexican partners to deepen the school’s engagement with our neighboring country and its dynamic media environment.

PBS Newshour West scouting new set. Photo by Ellen O'Brien

New class will give Cronkite students behind the scenes look at Arizona PBS

Arizona PBS and the Cronkite School have partnered to launch the first-ever class to introduce students to the state’s largest public television station. 

Allison Otu

Cronkite hires Allison Otu to lead expanded marketing and communications team

Allison Otu has been named the first executive director of marketing and communications at the Cronkite School and Arizona PBS.

Cronkite’s News Co/Lab gets an $80,000 “solutions journalism” grant

Cronkite School’s News Co/Lab receives grant to examine housing insecurity

The Arizona Community Foundation has awarded Cronkite’s News Co/Lab an $80,000 “solutions journalism” grant to explore the impact of housing on health outcomes in diverse communities.

Unmasking America

News21 fellows from 17 universities investigate pandemic’s impact on underrepresented communities

The Carnegie-Knight News21 program has released “Unmasking America,” an investigation into the long-term effects  of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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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.

Jeffrey Timmermans

Q+A with Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism Jeffrey Timmermans

Jeffrey Timmermans has been named Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.