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Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism

Not to be confused with the Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, which are administered by the Norman Lear Center of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

The Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism is an annual award presented by Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The recipient is deemed to represent a leading figure in the journalism industry, especially for ground-breaking achievements which have advanced the industry as a whole. The first award was presented by legendary journalist Walter Cronkite himself in 1984.

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RecipientsEdit

Year Recipient Position at Time of Award
2018 Anderson Cooper[1] CNN anchor, Anderson Cooper 360
2017 Judy Woodruff[2] PBS NewsHour co-anchors and managing editors
Gwen Ifill[2][note 1]
2016 Scott Pelley[3] CBS Evening News anchor
2015
None[note 2]
2014 Robin Roberts[7] Good Morning America anchor
2013 Bob Schieffer[8] Face the Nation moderator
2012 Bob Costas[9] Football Night in America host
2011 Christiane Amanpour[10] This Week with Christiane Amanpour anchor
2010 Diane Sawyer[11] World News with Diane Sawyer anchor
2009 Brian Williams[12] NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor
2008 Robert MacNeil[13] Longtime PBS news anchors of The MacNeil/Lehrer Report
Jim Lehrer[13]
2007 Jane Pauley[14] former anchor of NBC’s Today Show and founding co-host of Dateline NBC
2006 Tom Brokaw[15] NBC Nightly News former anchor
2005 Dave Barry[16] Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist of the Miami Herald
2004 Charles Osgood[17] Host of The Osgood File and CBS News Sunday Morning
2003 Andy Rooney[18] 60 Minutes correspondent
2002 Al Michaels[19] ABC Sports sportscaster
2001 Bob Woodward[15] Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post
2000 Cokie Roberts[20] ABC News correspondent
1999 Tom Johnson[21] President of CNN
1998 Ben Bradlee[22] Executive editor of The Washington Post (1965-91)
1997 Roone Arledge[23] Chairman of ABC News
1996 Charles Kuralt Former host of On the Road and CBS News Sunday Morning
1995 Bill Moyers[23] PBS host and producer
1994 Bernard Shaw[23] CNN anchor
1993 Helen Thomas[22] White House bureau chief of United Press International
1992 Don Hewitt Creator and executive producer of 60 Minutes
1991 George Will[22] Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and author
1990 Ted Turner[23] Chairman and president of TBS and founder of CNN
1989 Malcolm Forbes Publisher and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine
1988 Allen H. Neuharth[23] Chairman of Gannett Co. and founder of USA Today
1987 Katharine Graham[22] Chairwoman of the board of the Washington Post Co.
1986 Otis Chandler Publisher of the Los Angeles Times
1985 Bill Mauldin[21] Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist
1984 William Paley[13] Founder of CBS
Frank Stanton[13] Former president of CBS

NoteEdit

  1. ^ Awarded posthumously: Ifill died on November 14, 2016
  2. ^ The 2015 award was given to Charlie Rose,[4] but the award was rescinded on November 24, 2017, after a number of sexual harassment accusations were leveled against him.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Myers, Jessica (July 18, 2018). "Anderson Cooper to be awarded the 35th Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism". The State Press (ASU student newspaper). Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Dowd, Bridget (17 April 2017). "Journalists Woodruff, Ifill To Receive 2017 Cronkite Award". KJZZ-FM. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Scott Pelley honored with Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism". CBS News. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  4. ^ White, Kaila (19 October 2015). "ASU honors journalist Charlie Rose with Cronkite award". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  5. ^ "ASU and University of Kansas journalism schools rescind honor given to Charlie Rose". KSAZ-TV. 24 November 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  6. ^ Callahan, Christopher. "Statement from Cronkite Dean on Rescinding of 2015 Award to Charlie Rose". Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Robin Roberts to receive ASU's 2014 Cronkite Award". KPHO-TV. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Bob Schieffer receives Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism". CBS News. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Bob Costas to be feted at annual Cronkite luncheon". WGCL-TV. The Associated Press. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  10. ^ Terrill, Marshall (18 November 2011). "Amanpour Accepts 2011 Walter Cronkite Award". ABC News. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  11. ^ Terrill, Marshall (18 November 2011). "Amanpour Accepts 2011 Walter Cronkite Award". ABC News. Retrieved 24 November 2017. The award-winning foreign correspondent and anchor of ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" joins the ranks of past award recipients including news anchors Diane Sawyer...
  12. ^ "Brian Williams named Cronkite Award winner". Today. The Associated Press. 6 April 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  13. ^ a b c d Dantuono, Rebecca (18 April 2017). "ASU's Cronkite Award to honor pair of 'PBS NewsHour' journalists". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 24 November 2017. The two women are the third pair of co-recipients of the Cronkite Award. Others include "NewsHour" anchors Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, who won the award in 2008, and CBS founder William Paley and former CBS President Frank Stanton, who were the first Cronkite award winners in 1984.
  14. ^ Munsil, Leigh (13 November 2007). "Former NBC anchor given Cronkite award". ASU Web Devil. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  15. ^ a b "Bob Schieffer to receive 30th Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from ASU". KNXV-TV. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2017. He will join the other 29 recipients, including Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, Tom Brokaw and Bob Woodward.
  16. ^ "Humorist Barry to receive Cronkite Award". ASU Insight. Arizona State University. 24 October 2005. Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Bob Schieffer receives Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism". CBS News. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2017. The last CBS News member to receive the Cronkite Award was Charles Osgood in 2004.
  18. ^ Pollnow, Meagan (27 March 2003). "Controversial Rooney of '60 Minutes' given Cronkite award". ASU Web Devil. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  19. ^ "Michaels is 2002 Cronkite Award recipient". ASU Web Devil. 29 October 2002. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  20. ^ Eckenrode, Jenna (15 October 2004). "Renaissance man wins Cronkite award". ASU Web Devil. Retrieved 24 November 2017. Although the list of 21 recipients is a "who's who" in journalism, only three women have ever received the award, the most recent National Public Radio senior news analyst Cokie Roberts in 2000.
  21. ^ a b "Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism". Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  22. ^ a b c d "Bob Schieffer receives Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism". CBS News. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2017. Past recipients have included Bob Costas, Christiane Amanpour, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, Tom Brokaw, Jane Pauley, Katharine Graham, Bob Woodward, Helen Thomas, Ben Bradlee and George Will.
  23. ^ a b c d e Flood, Brian (28 March 2016). "CBS News Anchor Scott Pelley to Win Walter Cronkite Award for Journalism Excellence". TheWrap. Retrieved 24 November 2017. Previous winners of the prestigious award include Tom Brokaw, Ted Turner, Bob Woodward, Bill Moyers, Katharine Graham, Allen Neuharth, Don Hewitt, Helen Thomas, George Will, Ben Bradlee, Bernard Shaw and Roone Arledge.

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