e-Cursor Archive

Click on the links below to read past editions of the UA School of Journalism's monthly e-newsletter. 


May 25: Dr. Retis named director; students win 2 top-10 Hearst awards; Just Desserts; Finley/Gyorke winners; profs' book award.

April 20: Hall of Fame a success; remembering Cecil Schwalbe; read Cursor magazine online.

March 10: Hall of Fame tickets; Prof. González de Bustamante leaving for UT-Austin.

Feb. 1: Webinar with U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro to support UA Bilingual Journalism program

Jan. 14: J-school welcomes two new professors


Dec. 16: Gomez wins Bolles Fellowship, students win awards

Nov. 29: School to induct 14 into second Hall of Fame

Oct. 27: Simon accepts Zenger Award for CPJ, alums win ANA awards

Sept. 23: Watch live broadcast of Zenger lunch; attend our Oct. 29 Internship Fair; new broadcast lab update.

Sept. 7: Donation lets J-school build broadcast/podcast studio

Aug. 24: Profs examine Mexican journalist murders, try to help Afghan Journalists; School begins with mask mandate.

July 26: McKisson named interim director; Bailon wins award; Lewis debuts new book; Zenger tickets available.

June 24: 'Fab Four' retires; H.S. workshop a success; Zenger Award lunch tickets; Guthrie's 'Today' show milestone; Hall of Fame.

June 9: CPJ to receive 2021 Zenger Award on Oct. 1; tickets available now

May 21: Meet our top student award winners; Sotomayor steps down; see Gyorke contest photos; college honors McKisson; alum notes.

April 26:  Finley Gold Pen Award winner; alums give job tips; students, Wildcat honored by SPJ, Hearst; Star profiles athlete Ramos

March 19: Hall of Fame nominations; Swicegood exploration grants; journalists & unions video; alumni notes

Feb. 15, 2021: (NEW DESIGN): Want to be a mentor? Saul Loeb's photo presentation; Maynard scholarship; Studies of Global Media; alum news!

Jan. 15, 2021: Alum's iconic photos from Capitol; Finley Gold Pen winners; Gyorke photo contest winners; M.A. defenses.


Dec. 29, 2020: Year-end giving can make a difference!

Dec. 1, 2020: Going global: School offers new degrees; class develops COVID-19 panel, website; Star apprentices; alumna inspires Time cover.

Oct. 21, 2020: Journalists hail alumna Savannah Guthrie; Lara named ANA Journalist of Year; James Foley tribute; Maynard forum video.

Sept. 29, 2020: Maynard scholarship forum invitation

Aug. 24: Litzow engagement grant winners; Bailon and D'Anna talk to donors; meet new grad students; Studies of Global Media unveiled.

July 15: Pandemic presents learning experience; Rosenblum, Mitchell earn emeritus status; intern coordinator leaves; alums pen op-eds.

June 19: New degree programs in bilingual journalism, studies of global media; Patagonia project; BLM coverage; 2020 grads land jobs.

May 18: Ontiveros, Baier lead way at Just Desserts; Gyorke photo contest; UA honors Prof. Knight; Rich Holden obit.

April 14: Faculty, students excel in crisis; new website; SPJ honor; Cuillier releases gov't access report; Hall of Fame nominations.

March 11: Border class podcasts; coronavirus coverage panel; Goldwater event update; CBS photographer's visit; new investigative club.

Feb. 6: Goldwater photo event and lunch; Sensitivity in Journalism series; Invested Interests student magazine; Mike Wallace film.


Dec. 28: Alumni magazine and year-end giving; Finley news writing award; Gyorke photo contest winners; 4 master's defenses.

Nov. 12: Meet Bolles Fellowship winner Priya Jandu; Jane Swicegood exploration grant; Sandra Ramirez scholarship; Foley run.

Oct. 9: New campaign helps unpaid interns; Zenger Award recap; dozen grads win ANA awards; SPJ club is region's best.

Sept. 9: Zenger deadline Friday; remembering Bill Wing; Journalism on Screen returns with premiere; Cuillier edits new journal.

Aug. 9: School welcomes 2 new professors; Tarquinio, Verwys win awards; digital specialty offered; audio, RPA projects earn grants. 

July 9: Teens learn journalism through Carson workshop; Murrow Award winners; Star hires more UA J-school grads; Zenger tickets.

June 7: Who are the school's top students? 17 journalists added to podcast archive; students land internships, jobs; faculty honored.

May 7:  Students 'crush it' with Star product projects; see M.A. projects online; Finley and Gyorke winners; George Ridge dies at 86.

April 3: BREAKING NEWS! CNN's Amanpour to receive Zenger Award here; diverse voices; Tucson Citizen reunion; Carson H.S. workshop.

March 7: Loft series hits milestone; interns shine; preserving diverse voices part of UA Libraries event; Ervin memorial March 9.

Feb. 7: Drone, history projects win grants; Star apprentices soar; Loft series includes Tucson Citizen panel; see “Arizona Cat’s Eye.”


Dec. 17: Year-end giving; Wimmer's last Tombstone Epitaph; students win grants to work with Star editors; Gyorke photo contest.

Nov. 8: Bolles winner; "All the President's Men" at Loft; Zenger recap; Homecoming vignettes; Prof. Relly's India study

Oct. 4: County honors J-school; Zenger tickets still available; Pizza & Portfolios; "All the President's Men, Tim Steller at Loft.

Sept. 5: Podcast project; alums cover McCain death; Zenger Dinner tickets; new wave of grad students.

Aug. 1: Prof. Celeste González de Bustamante gets fellowship for border work; interns flourish; Zenger tickets available; school releases annual report card. 

July 5: Zenger venue moved to Westward Look; Carson diversity workshop; Schwalbe takes reins; Jim Patten remembered.

June 4: Aristegui is 2018 Zenger Award winner; students honored at Just Desserts; alums take Press Club awards; summer interns.  

June 1: Carol Schwalbe named school's next director.

May 3: See Hall of Fame video, photos; council OKs re-accreditation; alums have hand in Pulitzer; Gyorke, Finley awards.

March 2: Workshop named after Carson; Hall of Fame:  Get tickets, send memories; Robbins visits school; Profs' podcast idea wins grant

Feb. 1: Re-accreditation recommended; 'Lens on Mexico's Mean Streets'; another Hearst award; 'Seabiscuit' at Loft

Jan. 2: Hall of Fame details for April 7 brunch; students make zoo film; Hearst contest honors Khmara; El Independiente explores racism.


Dec. 5: Year-end giving: Send a student on reporting trip; UA J-school grads happy, poll shows; Finley winners; Loft series continues

Nov. 7: School starts tech/drone service, gets $35,000 grant; Harelsons win alumni award; Cursor magazine out; see Dean Baquet videos.

Oct. 3: Hall of Fame class announced; Zenger dinner tickets available; Kolsrud named Bolles Fellow; NY Times critic at Loft series.

Sept. 1: Loft film series starts Sept. 17; school wins awards in Chicago; online group honors Prof.; Zenger tickets.

Aug. 1: New class on internships/jobs; donor list; students can now specialize; school welcomes Cross, Ellwand.

July 3: Prof. Newton meets with S. Korean president; Diversity HS Workshop; full list of summer interns; photo classes visit Italy.

June 1: Photo award sways students; school fares well in AEJMC; see Just Desserts video; profs study violence vs. journalists.

May 3: 2017 Zenger Award winner; Bordering 110 website; watch students interview Savannah Guthrie; Finley, Gyorke awards.

April 7: Students land stellar internships; Frank Sotomayor's new online book; professors snare grants; alum Bill Walsh dies.

March 3: Cuillier offers Trump-era strategies; student covers Oscar snafu; prof. back in S. Korea; school's promotional video.

Feb. 6: Master's grad Encinas is NPR intern in D.C.; "The Insider" at The Loft; "Finding Oscar"; visiting scholar

Jan. 4: Greg Hansen to speak at Loft series; grad gets Science News internship; Gyorke photo contest; remembering Steve Hirsch.


Dec. 1: Year-end giving; Hall of Fame nominations; border class video; Loft series with 'Ace in the Hole' and Fernanda Santos.

Nov. 4: New Cursor magazine; Zenger Award videos; "All the King's Men" at Loft; Homecoming recap.

Oct. 4: Canada trip; Zenger dinner tickets; planned giving campaign; awards for alums and director.

Sept. 1: Silva lands 538 internship; L.A. sports intern has big summer; Loft series features 'Spotlight'; Nancy Sharkey wins award.

Aug. 1: Student helps KOLD launch app; Cuillier testifies on FOIA; students to attend online news conference; school report card.

July 8: Adjunct's book developed into film with Emilia Clarke; FOIA's 50th anniversary; students in Costa RicaZenger Oct. 21.

June 7: School to honor Priest with Zenger; grad student Blust wins awards; Harelson Lab videos; photo students in Italy.

May 2: Grads part of L.A. Times' Pulitzer; new CBGJ website; PBS 6 show features SciView students; "Luda" Soldwedel obit.

April 1: Students visit D.C., N.Y.; Snowden, Greenwald videos; multimedia border project; Harelson lab rededication.

March 3: Snowden to Skype at UA; projects showcase drones, sensors; hear audio for panel on migration; meet our grad students.

Feb. 1: News Hack Arizona; 'Selma' and Pulitzer winner; panel on migration; and Harelson donation campaign.


Dec. 1: Cursor magazine sneak preview; new Bolles Fellowship winner; D.C. class to debut; year-end tax deduction reminder.

Nov. 2: Immersive journalism; Zenger videos; Harelson endowments; Loft film series/'Broadcast News.'

Oct. 5: Bolles winner; Loft film series; Jan Harelson memorial; Zenger Award dinner tickets.

Sept. 2: Jan Harelson; fall updates; donor wills estate; film series.

Aug. 1: Donor updates; welcome new admin assistant; and new courses offered.

July 1: 2015 Zenger Award; Dow Jones Diversity Workshop; and The New York Times Institute at the UA J-school.

June 15: Just Desserts Awards Ceremony; Outstanding Senior Award; New Faculty Hire in Science Journalism, Media Law.


Dec. 8: Preview of Cursor magazine: Grad student shoots for moon in documentary.

Oct. 2: School to honor ProPublica's Steiger with Zenger Award.

Feb. 13: Remembering Prof. Bill Greer; border conflict talk.


Dec. 18: Harelson Operations fundraising campaign; El Independiente preview.

Oct. 29: Homecoming plans; Zenger wrapup with Jonathan Randal.

Oct. 7: Survey says students happy; Jacqueline Sharkey Watchdog fund.

March 6: Pulitzer winner Ryan Gabrielson; NBC's Dan Hicks; Bill Walton; book festival.


Dec. 3: Fundraising campaign aids student reporters; Finley contestants interview survivor in Giffords shooting.

Nov. 6: Zenger winners wow crowd; Family weekend; James E. Rogers visits school.

June 7: Savannah Guthrie wins award; covering the world; fundraising campaign.

May 8: Cuillier becomes director; Afghan team arrives; school marks 60 years.