Cronkite Awards honor champions of the ocean


The 5th Annual Walter Cronkite Awards will take place Tuesday, August 5, 5–8 pm, at the home of Karen and David Brush in Edgartown (the former home of Mr. Cronkite). This year’s ceremony, which benefits the Martha’s Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative (MVYLI) will feature speakers Bob Schieffer of CBS News and Christopher Callahan at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Awards will be presented to Dr. Sylvia Earle and Sam Low for “using the power of media to create positive social change in the world,” according to a press release. This year’s theme is “oceans.” MVYLI is a project of the Stone Soup Leadership Group, where Mr. Cronkite served as honorary chairman for over a decade. Seating is limited, and the suggested donation is $150. Please RSVP at, or by emailing Address and parking instructions will be provided when you RSVP.