Cronkite Institute for High School Journalism

Summer Journalism Institute offers hands-on experiences in broadcast and digital journalism

For two weeks every summer, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication brings top-performing high school students to ASU for two weeks of intensive, hands-on experiences in broadcast and digital journalism.

The 2015 institute will take place May 31 – June 12.

The SJI experience includes:

  • Living in a college residence hall on ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus;
  • Getting to know student journalists from other high schools in Arizona and around the country;
  • Getting hands-on experience in reporting, social media, Web production, shooting and editing video and photos, and producing and directing a student newscast;
  • Learning from award-winning Cronkite faculty and staff;
  • Interacting with journalism professionals from around the Valley who serve as guest teachers and speakers;
  • Visiting television, radio and print newsrooms around the Valley;
  • Working in state-of-the-art Cronkite newsrooms, studios and labs;
  • Being mentored by Cronkite students

Students report and produce original stories and create an SJI website or news broadcast. They are housed in an ASU Downtown Phoenix campus residence hall under the supervision of ASU students who serve as counselors.

All costs for tuition, residence hall fees, weekday meals and educational materials are covered by these generous sponsors: The Arizona Broadcasters Association, the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Dow Jones News Fund.

Students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from ASU and cover the cost of incidentals.

Selection into the program is competitive. Students must submit applications by the application deadline of March 13, 2015.

Notification will on or before April 17.

For questions, email