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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.

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Cronkite professor Len Downie Jr.’s historical documents available at The Library of Congress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

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.

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.

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.