CONSEQUENCES

Charlie Rose’s Walter Cronkite Award Rescinded

Arizona State University announced on Friday that it was rescinding the Walter Cronkite Award that was given to Charlie Rose in 2015. Rose was fired from CBS News this week after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. The award, named after the late legendary newsman, is for “excellence in journalism.” In a statement, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s dean, Christopher Callahan, said it was “not in the business of trying to rewrite history,” but “Mr. Rose’s actions of sexual misconduct reported by The Washington Post and other media outlets, which are largely unrefuted, rise to that level” of necessitating a “reversal of history.”