Spring 2020 Luncheon Events

Welcome to the Cronkite School’s student event blog. This is where you can record your impressions and thoughts and converse with other students about events held at the Cronkite School.

Students who attend any of the events below and comment on them here will have a chance to win tickets to the annual Cronkite Award Luncheon, held in the fall 2020 semester. Note that first event that counts towards the 2020 Luncheon is the Oct. 23: Cronkite Night at the Movies: ‘Live From Baghdad’.

The more events you attend and comment on, the better your chances of getting a seat at the luncheon. To comment, simply select the event you attended from the list below and write at least 150 words about something you learned or something that resonated with you. You must enter your comment within 48 hours of the event. Feel free to read and comment on other students’ comments.

When commenting, keep in mind the school’s academic integrity policy. Students who misrepresent their attendance at an event or submit someone else’s work will be subject to expulsion from the school. Also please remember to include your full name in the comment so that we can accurately record your attendance.

If you are commenting on a speaker for extra credit for one of your Cronkite classes, it is permissible to post the same comment for your class and for Cronkite Conversations.

Remember: the more events you attend and comment on, the better your chances are!

Jan. 13: Must See Mondays – Truth Worth Telling

Jan. 27: Must See Mondays – A Cronkite Special Project: Reporting on Youth Suicide

Feb. 3: Must See Mondays – World Premiere: Indian Country Today

Feb. 5: Global Conversations – Female Empowerment in China, Pakistan and Cuba

Feb. 10: Must See Mondays – PBS NewsHour Looks to the West

Feb. 12: Global Conversations – South China Sea Conflict and the Influence of China in Southeast Asia

Feb. 14: 90-Minute Mastery – The Art of the GIF

Feb. 17: Must See Mondays – Storytelling for All: Diversity in the News

Feb. 19: Global Conversations – Refugees and Humanitarian Action

Feb. 24: Must See Mondays – Howard Center Student Investigations

Feb. 26: Global Conversations – Reconciliation in the Balkans

Feb. 28: 90-Minute Mastery – How to Read and Negotiate a Job Contract

Mar. 2: Must See Mondays – Drugs, Devices and Deception: Reporting on America’s Health System

Mar. 16: Must See Mondays – The Undefeated: A Conversation with William C. Rhoden

Mar. 23: Must See Mondays – Crisis Communications in the Digital Age

Mar. 27: 90-Minute Mastery – SEO 101

Mar. 30: Must See Mondays – Covering the Presidential Election

Apr. 10: 90-Minute Mastery – Advanced Video Editing and Graphics

Apr. 13: Must See Mondays – Critical Issues in American Sports

Apr. 20: Must See Mondays – Making a Difference in Local Television News