ASU Joins Campaign to Honor Walter Cronkite With Postage Stamp

By Mark Joyella 

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University has announced it will join efforts to honor the longtime CBS Evening News anchor with a postage stamp.

“He established an expectation of journalistic excellence and ethics that permeates throughout our school,” said Cronkite School dean Christopher Callahan. “We are rallying our network of students, alumni, faculty and friends to get behind this fantastic proposal.” ASU students will organize a letter-writing campaign in support of the Cronkite stamp.

The U.S. Postal Service is considering the proposal, a joint request by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association, which would honor Cronkite with a stamp to commemorate his 100th birthday on Nov. 4, 2016.

Previous CBS News journalists to appear on stamps include George Polk, Eric Sevareid, and Edward R. Murrow.