Cronkite School at ASU Downtown Phoenix Offers Public Speaker Series

I just got an email from Marshall Terrill from ASU’s Cronkite School announcing a special series of public events. This is another reason I really love ASU downtown. The series, called Must See Mondays,  offers the public access to information from some top media pros, both nationally and locally.

The Must See Mondays series brings award-winning journalists and MarCom professions to the podium and offers insights about critical topics in today’s world of media. Both students and the public are invited to these talks that take place from 7:00pm-8:00 pm on Monday nights. Below is a list of the talks happening in February, March and April 2012. I know I’ll be at many of them and hope to see you there too.

  • Feb. 6
    “Leadership Now: Making a Difference in a New Journalism World”
    Stephen Buckley, Dean of faculty, The Poynter Institute
  • Feb. 13
    “Secrets of a Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Journalist”
    Jeff Leen, Assistant managing editor, investigative unit, The Washington Post
  • Feb. 20
    “Making Sense of Social Media in Public Relations”
    Jennifer Hellum, formerly with
    Chris Kline, ABC15, KNXV-TV
    Ashley Oakes, Zion and Zion
  • Feb. 27
    “Baseball’s Brightest: Covering Spring Training”
    Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    Gayle Jansen, Fox 10 News
    Janie McCauley, The Associated Press
    Scott Miller,
    Bob Nightengale, USA Today
  • March 5
    “The Changing Role of the News Photographer in a Multimedia World”
    Dave Seibert, Multimedia producer, The Arizona Republic
  • March 12
    “Phones, Tablets and the Future of News”
    Regina McCombs, Faculty member, The Poynter Institute; former senior producer for multimedia,
  • April 9
    Student Showcase: Public Relations Lab”
    Cronkite public relations students. (I am especially excited about this one as the Cronkite’s students are truly amazing, involved and knowledgeable.)
  • April 16
    “Ethics and Excellence in the Digital Age”
    Sandra Mims Rowe, Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics; former editor, The (Portland) Oregonian
  • April 23
    “Reporting Abroad: Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic”
    Cronkite depth reporting students

The Cronkite School has lots of events where the public can attend. To see their online schedule jus the link below:

We want to give a special thanks to Marshall and ASU for enriching the lives of the community with outreach programs like these. You are one of the reasons Phoenix is a great place to call home.

Gene Urban

The Urban Team at Realty Executives
7600 N. 16th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85020


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