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Scripps Howard Foundation announces newest class of Roy W. Howard fellows

Two Cronkite graduates were selected to participate in the yearlong Roy W. Howard fellowship for emerging investigative journalists.

Title IX

Cronkite School to partner with The 19th* for “The 19th Represents, 50 Years of Title IX” hybrid summit

The Cronkite School will serve as an academic partner for the event, collaborating with The 19th* to produce content about the 50th anniversary of Title IX.

Dow Jones News Fund Digital Training Program

College interns return to Cronkite School for Dow Jones News Fund Digital Training Program

For the first time since 2019, the Cronkite School hosted an in-person digital residency program for the Dow Jones News Fund.

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.

Samantha Chow

Cronkite School graduate wants to find unique, overlooked stories

Samantha Chow was named an Outstanding Undergraduate Student for the Cronkite School's spring 2022 convocation ceremony.

Fatma Abid

Cronkite graduate wants to improve news anchor diversity

Fatma Abid will be recognized as an Outstanding Graduate Student at the Cronkite School's spring 2022 convocation ceremony.

Kino Border Initiative

Cronkite School, NBCLX shine a light on Title 42’s impact on asylum seekers

Cronkite students visited a Nogales, Sonora, Mexico shelter to speak with migrants who have been unable to file for asylum due to the CDC policy that was implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Hearst Awards

Cronkite students win Hearst Awards for explanatory writing

Cronkite student Mikenzie Hammel and Cronkite alum Christopher Howley each placed among the top winners in the Explanatory Reporting Competition of the 2021-2022 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

immersive Indian Country Today/NAJA graduate fellowship

Cronkite School launches immersive Indian Country Today/NAJA graduate fellowship

The Cronkite School has launched a new graduate partnership with the Native American Journalists Association and Indian Country Today.

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.

Scripps Howard Foundation invests in student journalists

The Scripps Howard Foundation will extend its support for the Howard Centers for Investigative Journalism at the Cronkite School and the University of Maryland.

Cronkite alumni currently serving as TEGNA’s producer-in-residence in various U.S. markets 

Recent Cronkite School graduates are participating TEGNA's Producer-in-Residence program.

Cronkite students cover Super Bowl in LA

Four Cronkite students came together to cover the biggest sporting event of the year live from Los Angeles: Super Bowl LVI. 

Cronkite senior wins Hearst Award for feature writing

Cronkite senior Kiera Riley took home second place in the Feature Writing Competition of the 2021-2022 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

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.

Prince James Story

Sports journalism graduate wants to give a voice to underrepresented communities

Prince James Story wants to explore the intersection of sports and culture and tell the stories of those in underrepresented communities.

Jordan Spurgeon

Cronkite graduate wants to tell deeper stories about athletes

Jordan Spurgeon will graduate this month with his bachelor's degree in sports journalism. He wants to delve deeper into the lives of athletes.

Zoha Tunio

Cronkite School graduate will apply journalism skills in her native Pakistan

Cronkite Outstanding Graduate Student will apply journalism skills to covering environmental justice in her native Pakistan.

2021 Cronkite School Scripps Howard fellows

Scripps Howard Foundation announces spring class of Roy W. Howard Fellows

The latest class of Roy W. Howard Investigative Fellows will begin yearlong, post-graduate assignments at five nonprofit news organizations with deep commitments to investigative journalism.