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Cronkite Summer Journalism Institute 2012

Conventions bring big business to downtown Phoenix

The Phoenix Comic-Con draws thousands of comic, anime, manga and sci-fi fans to the downtown Phoenix Convention Center each year. The Renaissance Hotel recently sold out for the annual event. … Continue reading

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Voice of the Diamondbacks

Miguel Quintana is like many diehard baseball fans. He watches his favorite team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, every day and talks about them nonstop. The difference is thousands of people listen to him. … Continue reading

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Rebecca Clark: Woman behind the Phoenix Mercury and Suns

The Phoenix Mercury devotes considerable time to give back to the community it values dearly. But one woman stands behind it all. Although she is an acting public relations director, … Continue reading

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Muslims experience post 9/11 discrimination

Around the world, it is a common belief that Arizonans are racist. Arguably, our immigration problems, bills, programs, rallies and much more suggest discrimination against certain groups. Meanwhile, others claim … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Coming Up With Ideas

  One issue journalists everywhere deal with is, “What should I write about?” When working on a deadline, journalists often must seek out their own stories.   Follow these tips … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Fitness Struggle

Students leave home to attend summer institutes with differing expectations. Some want to learn specific skills. Others want to experience new surroundings. Many drag along a desperate hope to stay … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

S.W.A.T. Team Appearance Spices Up the Weekend

The SJI experience was turned upside down Friday evening when counselor Sade Hurst heroically dove to the ground of the Taylor Place second floor workout facility. The motive for the … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment