- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - The co-founders of Phoenix New Times are giving a $2 million gift to Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The gift will support a new program focused on coverage of Latino and borderlands issues.

Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin won a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

They’re using those proceeds to establish a Chair in Borderlands Issues at ASU.

Lacey and Larkin sued MCSO in 2007 after they were arrested for publishing details of a subpoena.

Last year, they won a $3.75 million settlement in that case.

KPHO-TV says the new chair will be the cornerstone of a Cronkite specialization that will include three full-time professors.

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Information from: KPHO-TV, https://www.kpho.com/


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