But they didn’t have the money and they didn’t have the training.”. Countless people around the world, recognizing the urgency of this moment, are taking climate action in a way that draws from their personal experiences and passions. A composite screenshot from Planet Forward Episode 1: Rohan Agrawal (left) and Alexandria Villaseñor. Arizona PBS, one of the nation’s largest public television stations, serves as the hub of this “teaching hospital” and a testing ground for innovation in journalism. “We would watch the "CBS Evening News" with Dan Rather and see these reporters signing off from Moscow and from Beijing and from Boston,” Alexander said. Courtesy of ESPN, 480-727-5176 It is equipped with 14 digital newsrooms and computer labs, three TV studios, 385 digital student workstations, the Morgan Murphy Theater, the First Amendment Forum and the latest and most sophisticated technology found anywhere. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (often abbreviated to The Cronkite School by its students and faculty), is one of the 24 independent schools at Arizona State University and is named in honor of veteran broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite. He recalled March 11, 2020, as the day where everything changed. , When the Cronkite School received independent school status in 2004, plans were made to transfer the school to a newly planned campus in Downtown Phoenix. The school has moved away from the traditional academic structure of hiring only tenured professors. Take your professional program seriously. Barrie attributes part of his success to his willingness to do anything the network needs, and without bias or attitude. “Don’t lose hope,” Warkentin said. Peter actually introduced me to my wife, so I am forever grateful.”. “Solutions to the climate crisis that can lead to positive futures depend on smart ideas, motivated thinkers and doers, and powerful storytelling that can expand the population committed to making change.”. , Coordinates: 33°27′13.7304″N 112°4′23.6604″W / 33.453814000°N 112.073239000°W / 33.453814000; -112.073239000, Student media and other Cronkite Students activities, Walter Cronkite Award for Journalism Excellence, Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, National Center on Disability and Journalism, Donald W. 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Catastrophe is not inevitable. She wanted to make information more accessible to the public. That’ll go a long way in life.”. A year later, the school established a student radio station, The Blaze, as a place for prospective students to mature their skills (The State Press used to fulfill that role, but it became independent in the '70s). Eventually we'll get back to a place where we can be with each other again.". With two weeks left until Election Day 2020, Alexander discussed his experiences and insights in a talk titled “Political Crossroads: Reporting on the White House,” as part of the fall 2020 Must See Mondays speaker series, hosted by ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Delivered in a design-build, fast-track method, work began on design in October 2006 and the school opened its doors in August 2008, only 22 months later. Arnold has already put the skills she learned in science communication to work as a Pathways Program intern at NASA. A traditional three-camera format is used at the anchor desk, weather center, and one of the largest green screens — all of which back onto a working newsroom, assignment desk, and an outdoor terrace for live reports. We knew something big was about to happen.". Watching my mentors handle every challenge with grace and strategy was incredible. That’s why she got involved in science communication. “I view myself now really more than ever as an advocate for the facts,” Alexander said. Their stories, in-depth and data driven, can take months to report and their beat can take years to fully understand. Prior to The Trace, she reported for ProPublica Illinois and Chicago Public Media (WBEZ), where she reported an in-depth piece on how Chicago’s Black communities have been impacted by the opioid crisis. Barrie started his career at WJFW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, where he was the station’s primary Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers reporter. I helped collect monitoring and evaluation interviews from Peace Corps volunteers and helped train those volunteers and local teachers on how to use the SolarSPELL digital library. Communications Specialist , School for the Future of Innovation in Society, 480-727-8828  The school was later renamed Department of Journalism and Telecommunication and became a part of the new College of Public Programs in 1979. Students in the minor may not register for courses in the professional journalism major. Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to those still in school? But the effort is worth it, according to four award-winning national disability reporters who spoke at an ASU virtual event on Nov. 2. Both in News21 and her in-depth reporting class, she taught me a lot about the field of journalism and how to become a better reporter. When the tweet received thousands of likes and numerous comments from Mexican Twitter users, Landau realized that the platform was “a valuable tool for making myself visible to the Mexican public … it demystified, a little bit, the office of ambassador," he said. In the face of rising attacks on journalists around the world and the increasingly powerful influence of false information, that work is even more critical to democracy. Home ; Degree Programs . In May of 2018, I traveled to Samoa with the SolarSPELL initiative. The monthly series is called “Planet Forward” and is hosted by Frank Sesno, a CNN veteran and director of the Planet Forward project at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. After college graduation, Alexander landed jobs in Lexington, Kentucky, and Spokane and Seattle, Washington, as a lead reporter and substitute evening anchor and covered the 2000 presidential campaign. And then it became a snowball effect," Barrie said. Answer: After I wrote one of my first short stories in a creative writing class in high school, I decided to dedicate myself to honing the craft of writing and storytelling. I want to do this because I want to help people and have an impact on the communities I serve,” he said. During his audition process, it didn’t hit him how important the gig was until he ran into NFL Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice in the bathroom. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication building is a $71 million, six-story state-of-the-art facility, which is closer to more major metropolitan news operations than any journalism school in the country. I couldn’t believe it. I tell students this all the time, ‘Take your job seriously but don’t take yourself seriously.' Q: If someone gave you $40 million to solve one problem on our planet, what would you tackle? Especially in uncertain times, your gift supports the next generation of journalism, media and communications professionals as they provide important news and information to our community. Second Place: Janine Zeitlin is an enterprise reporter for the USA Today Network-Florida, The News-Press and the Naples Daily News. The Carnegie-Knight News21 program, a national multi-university reporting initiative headquartered at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication… For a long time, Landau remembers, people would ask him who managed his account — and would express disbelief when he held up his own 10 fingers. from ASU Online. “My Mexican heritage and immigration into the United States at 6 years old motivated me to focus and excel on my education at Cronkite.". Maddie Arnold sees the importance of that role. What this has accomplished is amazing.