Walter Cronkite School of Journalism to be awarded for coverage of heroine epidemic

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications is set to receive the highest honor of the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science’s for its documentary on heroin use. The NATAS Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter will honor the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Arizona Broadcasters Association with the Governors’ Award in October for the documentary “Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona,” which aired on all 33 broadcast television stations and 93 radio stations in Arizona in January. “The ‘Hooked’ campaign by the Arizona Broadcasters Association and Cronkite School addresses an issue that plagues so many members of our community,” said Theresa Maher, president of the NATAS Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter, in a prepared statement. “We hope that their raw look into the world of heroin use will change the course of many lives for the better.”