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Go beyond the classroom with 12 hands-on immersion programs
in areas such as broadcasting, business journalism,
sports journalism, public relations and digital production.
The Cronkite School’s nationally acclaimed “teaching hospital” model of education offers students real-world training in live newsroom environments under the supervision of top professional journalists.
Reaches 1.9 million households on three television channels and serves as a journalistic “teaching hospital” for students at the Cronkite School. The station also is a test bed for news industry innovation and experimentation while providing critical content to news consumers.Learn More
“Nothing could have prepared me more for my work at CNN than the Cronkite School. Cronkite truly prepared me for the many lenses a journalist must look through when working on international news stories.”
Recognized as one of the country’s best student newscasts, Cronkite News puts students to work in a state-of-the-art broadcast studio under the supervision of veteran journalists. The weekday newscast reaches 1.9 million households on Arizona PBS and is one of the only collegiate productions to air in a prime-time slot.Learn More
“The stories and important issues covered at Cronkite News were the same I encountered after graduation. Nowhere else will better prepare you for the world of professional journalism.”
Students work as multimedia reporters covering important stories across the state of Arizona, producing text, videos, photos and graphics for online and broadcast media outlets. Students work in a state-of-the-art newsroom in the nation’s sixth-largest city under the direction of veteran journalists and news editors.Learn More
“Working in the Phoenix bureau meant covering hot issues like voting rights and immigration reform and getting to cover the 2012 Democratic National Convention.”
Students spend a semester in the nation’s capital, reporting across the city – from the halls of Congress to the steps of the Supreme Court – for Cronkite News. Students work across platforms, covering daily breaking news and investigative stories from a cutting-edge newsroom under the supervision of a veteran political journalist.Learn More
“Every class shaped me to be the reporter that I am today, but it wasn’t until I experienced the Washington bureau that I learned to be more aggressive and efficient. I got a job a month after it ended.”
From a cutting-edge multimedia studio, students serve as Web producers and multimedia specialists for Cronkite News, managing social media, analyzing audience metrics and optimizing stories for search engines. Students are directed by a digital media innovator and professional journalist.Learn More
“The bureau allowed me to jump into the new age of journalism by experimenting with new storytelling tools and media formats. This grasp of knowledge helped pave the way to my job as data visualizer for KNXV-ABC15.”
Students spend a semester in the nation’s second-largest city, reporting on professional and collegiate sports for Cronkite News and other professional media outlets. Students use the latest digital and broadcast tools to create cutting-edge multimedia sports stories, working under an experienced sports broadcast professional.Learn More
“Working at the Cronkite Sports Bureau in LA allowed me to work with professionals in the field and gave me experience that I wouldn't be able to get anywhere else on the college level.”
In the heart of the nation’s fifth-largest city, students cover four major professional sports leagues, college bowl games, spring training and many other signature sporting events. Students produce digital and broadcast stories for Cronkite News and media outlets such as Sports Illustrated and MLB.com.Learn More
“The Cronkite School challenged me to learn all aspects of storytelling, which in turn helped me work for NBC.”
Bilingual students work with professionals to create digital content for the Cronkite Noticias website, which serves Spanish-speaking audiences in Arizona. Students also may contribute to a Spanish-language newscast focusing on important Latino community and statewide issues that airs on UniMás.Learn More
“I always wanted to inform the Latino community in their own language. Cronkite News not only allowed me to do this but it exposed me to the concerns and problems they were facing, and it was then that I realized that this was what I really wanted to do.”
Students cover important immigration and border issues in English and Spanish for Cronkite News under the guidance of two award-winning professional borderlands journalists. The program is based in a state-of-the-art newsroom from which students travel across the region for their reports.Learn More
“The Borderlands Initiative has made a huge impact on my investigative reporting and my ability to understand different cultures.”
Cronkite students collaborate with computer engineering, design and business students to create cutting-edge media products, including mobile apps, news games and interactive websites, for media companies and other organizations. Students present their ventures to local investors and experienced entrepreneurs.Learn More
“Through the NMIL, I learned to be a project manager, amateur coder and designer, financial adviser, bookkeeper all at once — essentially an entire business major's curriculum and beyond thrown into one class.”
Students work in the country’s only university-based newsroom that produces daily business coverage for regional and national media outlets. Students receive experience and training in the growing field of digital and broadcast business journalism under the supervision of a veteran professional business editor.Learn More
“My semester in the Reynolds Business Bureau was the best of my college career. I covered stories that were interesting to me and some even received national attention.”
Carnegie-Knight News21 brings the nation’s most talented journalism students to the Cronkite School to investigate issues of national significance. Students spend the summer traveling the country, reporting and producing in-depth multimedia stories under the direction of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists.Learn More
“News21 is a rare opportunity to work collaboratively with some of the nation's top journalism students while being guided by a great lineup of editors.”
Students work for a public relations agency based in the Cronkite School, producing communications campaigns and strategies for clients. The lab offers experiences in all aspects of PR, including event planning and promotion, reputation management, crisis communications and social media campaign development.Learn More
“The PR Lab gave me unparalleled access to the resources that ultimately helped pave the way to my acceptance of a position with The Walt Disney Company just two months after graduation.”
The Digital Audiences Lab is a first-of-its-kind professional immersion program, where students harness digital strategy, social media, SEO, analytics and more to grow and engage audiences for real clients.Learn More
“Students in the Digital Audiences Lab get the skills to grow and engage audiences, plus innovation and leadership experience that expands their career possibilities.”
Students in the Sports Knowledge Lab, which is part of ASU’s Global Sport Institute and the Cronkite School, learn how to connect people to the power of sport by translating and amplifying complex sports research to broad, global audiences. Content includes long-form writing, documentaries, articles, newsletters, data visualization and podcasts.Learn More
“This innovative approach will use the unifying power of sport to make a positive impact in the world.”
Nearly all Cronkite freshmen are awarded university merit scholarships.
Cronkite students annually win 200-plus professional and collegiate journalism awards.
The Cronkite School “is truly unique. There’s nothing like it in America today.” — Bob Schieffer, former host, “Face the Nation”Read More
August 20, 2018: Cronkite students are invited to this annual event designed to help them connect with the numerous opportunities available at the school.
August 21, 2018: Make your way to Chase Field as the Arizona Diamondbacks welcome the ASU freshmen class and community as they take on the Los Angeles Angels.
September 5, 2018: Watch a special screening of “Walter Cronkite: Witness to History,” with an introduction by Dean Christopher Callahan.
September 7, 2018: Assistant Professor Monica Chadha walks through how to find academic studies and use them to strengthen your journalistic reporting and honors theses.
With more than a dozen degree options and customizations, the Cronkite School prepares students for the media jobs of today and tomorrow. Cronkite offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism as well as degrees in sports journalism. Students also can combine a study of journalism with another discipline, such as meteorology or sustainability. All Cronkite degree programs offer students hands-on, expert instruction from world-class media scholars and award-winning journalists. Explore Cronkite’s degree programs today.