He also reported for PBS’ Frontline series “The Silence,” which revealed the history of sexual abuse by priests in an Alaska native village. Marjorie Bessel, chief clinical officer for Banner Health, said its projections show the system will be using 125% of its licensed hospital beds by Dec. 4 as it grapples with the usual winter rise in patients and the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases. Answering questions about how we know what we know. I ask everybody out there to take personal accountability, especially as it relates to this holiday week,” she said. As a member of Idaho’s Shoshone-Bannock Tribe, Trahant has long been a leader in coverage of Native American communities and the issues they face. It’s the job where you are always on deadline. Cronkite: Why have you devoted most of your life to journalism? Dean’s Office Team Katie Burke Chief of Staff 602.496.4539 kathleen.burke@asu.edu Joanna Alvillar Administrative Assistant 602.496.5104 joanna.a@asu.edu Sharkea … CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967 that is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. “First, I love Cronkite. With reporting bureaus in Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, we deliver important, impactful Arizona news to more than 1.9 million homes and news organizations across the state. Trahant: I have had some great failures (and) learned a lot from each one. We started a daily television news show in a pandemic. In a normal winter, she said, 14,000 positions might be posted for out-of-state medical workers; this week alone, 20,000 positions were posted. That means hospitals in the state will be hard-pressed to find relief workers from other states, Bessel said, even if they can work around the shortage of beds. Cronkite News is the news division of Arizona PBS. I am curious. Our No. 1 audience is 25 to 34. Trahant: I like to joke it beats working for a living. Asking questions. 555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248(602) 496-5050cronkitenews@asu.edu The funny thing is, after we started this newscast, there was this idea from the audience: What took you so long? The department’s COVID-19 dashboard showed that, as of Monday, 89% of ICU beds in the state were occupied, leaving 192 beds available. And there is an expectation that your copy is somehow better crafted, more than just daily journalism. Abigail Vaerewyck grew up in Texas and plans to graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a certificate in nonprofit leadership and management. The daily news products are produced by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The Cronkite School’s faculty emeriti include: Founding Dean Christopher Callahan, MPA, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Robert Ellis, M.A., Case Western Reserve Couldn’t imagine a better gig. While Banner often runs at a high capacity in winter, Bessel said the COVID-19 patients being admitted this winter “are very sick. Creative Commons, 555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302 Trahant: Perhaps the missing ingredient from most journalists’ toolboxes is the dimension of time. “If you reflect back in May, you know that Memorial Day weekend was a significant catalyst that caused continued exponential growth of our COVID pandemic here in the state of Arizona,” Bessel said in a press conference Tuesday. From your perspective, what is the state of the journalism industry today and where is it heading? The daily news products are produced by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. All rights reserved. What has been your most challenging moment in journalism and what did you learn from it? Cronkite News is the news division of Arizona PBS. “It’s all of these factors that add up to a significant, significant stress that our healthcare system is experiencing as we care for COVID patients going into the surge,” Bessel said. Explore the Cronkite School’s staff. What are the stories that will become the next generation’s master narrative, the stories that are told over and over? But if the goal of journalism is service, then it’s an intuitive fit. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. Trahant said he is honored to be selected as convocation speaker. If Banner gets to 125% of bed capacity, Bessel said it would “cause quite a bit of stress on our health care system,” but she does not think it would require drastic steps like “a triage situation.”, “We have a lot of plans in place to be able to meet that demand, but it is going to be stressful on our healthcare system and we won’t be the only one.”. But I think my most challenging career moment was being a columnist (another job I loved). Cronkite News is the news division of Arizona PBS, the world’s largest media organization operated by a journalism school. “Chances are, we will see spikes in the communities. Find out how your news organization can use Cronkite News content. He served as editor-in-residence at the University of Idaho and as the Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Creative Commons. In 2009 and 2010, he was a Kaiser Media Fellow and wrote about health-care reform in existing government programs, such as the Indian Health Service. That’s pressure. “What we will have a shortage of will be staff.”, A spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Health Services said the agency is not able to comment on projections from Banner or any other external organization. One of the things I am most proud of with (Indian Country Today) is our demographics. The Cronkite School will host the virtual ceremony at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14. There is no better career for someone like that than journalism. Trahant: Innovate. Learn more about what we do and how to find our content on our broadcast, digital and social media platforms. I remember one day in Seattle, as editor of the Seattle P-I’s editorial page looking out of my window at the view of the Sound, thinking about the issues of the day (and getting paid well to do so), and I couldn’t imagine anything better. She has been a graduate assistant for Global Sport Matters and a 2020 News21 fellow. If you could instantly change America’s newsrooms, what would you do and why? There is this idea that I hear from editors about “being ready” for a publication. And another one. “We’re thrilled that Mark Trahant has agreed to be our convocation speaker,” said Kristin Gilger, interim dean of the Cronkite School. Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248, Director for RWJF Health Initiative, Phoenix News Bureau, Content Director for Sustainability, Phoenix News Bureau, Director for Digital Content, Phoenix Sports Bureau, Executive Producer for Broadcast, Phoenix News Bureau, Content Director for Health, Phoenix News Bureau, Content Director for Politics and Next Gen, Phoenix News Bureau, Director of Studio Production, Cronkite News/Arizona PBS, Content Director for Money and Social Justice, Phoenix News Bureau, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Cronkite News is the news division of Arizona PBS. But we are very optimistic that we won’t be in the situation where it’s statewide – there, there are no beds available.”. “Strong mitigation now will help us not get to that 125%. That means new journalists can shape what success looks like. Why now?”. Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Indian Country Today Editor to Deliver Cronkite’s Fall 2020 Convocation Address, Public Service and Calah Schlabach is a multimedia storyteller pursuing a master’s degree in mass communication. That includes hiring people differently. Find a staff list and description of our beats here . Trahant has taught courses on social media, the American West and editorial writing at the University of North Dakota, the University of Alaska Anchorage, the University of Idaho and the University of Colorado.