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By Ashley Bayton
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January 24, 2012      
Howard Alumna Awarded 2012 Knight Fellowship

Howard University alumna Crystal Cranmore was recently awarded a 2012 Knight Digital Media Center fellowship intensive weeklong training at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Cranmore is one of 20 fellows selected for the program.

The mission of the fellowship is to train journalists worldwide on social media and digital technology. The program specializes in providing the foundation of technical skills and story-telling techniques required by new media platforms. recently recognized the fellowship as “one of the leading resources in helping journalists develop the skills to produce meaningful 21st century journalism."

Cranmore currently works as the web features editor for In this role she produces, edits and serves as one of the online reporters. As a member of an award-winning team, Cranmore and the editorial staff received the 2011 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Online News Operation Web Site.

With her new skill set, Cranmore hopes to continue to advance the website by incorporating more videos, flash projects and social media to engage the online audience.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 24 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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