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Society of Professional Journalists salutes ‘Most Trusted Man in America’

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) issued a statement saluting the late broadcast news icon Walter Cronkite, with SPJ president Dave Aeikens affirming that Cronkite 'set the standard for anchors today.' Cronkite passed away on Friday at the age of 92. During his life, he was an active member of the SPJ, having penned a piece for its magazine The Quill in 1962 and appearing at its convention in 2004.
July 20, 2009

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) issued a statement saluting the late broadcast news icon Walter Cronkite, with SPJ president Dave Aeikens affirming that Cronkite ‘set the standard for anchors today.’ Cronkite passed away on Friday at the age of 92. During his life, he was an active member of the SPJ, having penned a piece for its magazine The Quill in 1962 and appearing at its convention in 2004.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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