University Renaming Media Center for Chyron’s Gifts, Service

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is now the Chyron Media Center.
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Arizona State University (ASU) is renaming its Cronkite News Service newsroom—which is part of the world-renowned Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication—to the Chyron Media Center in recognition of the company’s gifts and service to the school.

Chyron, a provider of graphics as a service for digital video media, has donated its cloud-based Axis World Graphics and CAMIO graphics management systems to the school to provide students with access to advanced tools for news graphics creation and delivery. The dedication ceremony for the new Chyron Media Center at ASU is scheduled for Nov. 2, 2011.

“Chyron's investment will help ensure that future journalists and media leaders learn with the very best, state-of-the-art equipment and graphics software available to the industry, building a pipeline of professionals who know the power and value of Chyron technology,” said Christopher Callahan, dean of the Cronkite School. “We are absolutely delighted about our partnership with Chyron,” he said.

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is a nationally recognized professional school that prepares students for careers as reporters, editors, producers, correspondents, anchors, media managers, and public relations specialists. The school consistently ranks in the top 10 in the annual Hearst intercollegiate journalism competition, often called the Pulitzers of college journalism.

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