The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is one of the nation’s top journalism schools and is home to Arizona PBS, the largest media outlet operated by a journalism school in the world. Students receive hands-on experiences in Cronkite News, a multiplatform daily news operation with bureaus in Phoenix, Washington and Los Angeles. With professional programs in digital media, public affairs reporting, broadcast news, digital innovation, public relations, sports reporting, Spanish-language news and more, Cronkite offers a real-world education for the digital media world of today and tomorrow.

Professional Programs at Cronkite

Professional Programs at Cronkite

Immersive Experiences That Transform You into a Professional

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.

  • Arizona PBS

    Arizona PBS

    Become a part of the largest media outlet operated by a journalism school in the world.

    PBS Logo 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.

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    “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.”

    Samuel Burke (’09), anchor and correspondent, CNN

  • Cronkite News - Broadcast

    Cronkite News - Broadcast

    Join the award-winning weekday newscast on Arizona PBS, reporting, producing and anchoring.

    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.

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    “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.”

    Phillip Mena (’08), national correspondent, ABC

  • Cronkite News - Phoenix Bureau

    Cronkite News - Phoenix Bureau

    Report on the region’s top stories across media platforms for Arizona PBS and other news outlets.

    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.

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    “Working in the Phoenix bureau meant covering hot issues like voting rights and immigration reform and getting to cover the 2012 Democratic National Convention.”

    Natasha Khan (’12), reporter, Public Source

  • Cronkite News - Washington Bureau

    Cronkite News - Washington Bureau

    Cover public policy as part of Arizona’s largest newsgathering operation in the nation’s capital.

    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.

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    “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.”

    Liliana Salgado (’15), reporter, Noticias Univision Nevada

  • Cronkite News - Digital Production

    Cronkite News - Digital Production

    Become a digital producer, developing interactive Web content for Cronkite News at Arizona PBS.

    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.

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    “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.”

    Courtland Jeffrey (’15), data visualization, ABC15 (KNXV-TV, Phoenix)

  • Cronkite News - LA Sports Bureau

    Cronkite News - LA Sports Bureau

    Cover professional and collegiate sports in southern California for broadcast and digital distribution.

    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.

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    “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.”

    Mark Mingura (’15), reporter/anchor, NBC 25 (KNDU-TV, Tri-Cities, Washington)

  • Cronkite News - Phoenix Sports Bureau

    Cronkite News - Phoenix Sports Bureau

    Cover professional and collegiate sports, including MLB Spring Training, for outlets across the country.

    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

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    “The Cronkite School challenged me to learn all aspects of storytelling, which in turn helped me work for NBC.”

    Robby Baker (’14), digital sports producer, NBC 12 News (KPNX-TV, Phoenix)

  • Cronkite Noticias

    Cronkite Noticias

    Get experience producing a variety of in-depth, Spanish-language digital and video stories.

    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.

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    “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.”

    Maria Berrelleza (’17), multimedia journalist, Univision Philadelphia

  • Cronkite News - Borderlands

    Cronkite News - Borderlands

    Cover Latino issues in the U.S., Mexico and along the border for distribution in Spanish and English.

    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.

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    “The Borderlands Initiative has made a huge impact on my investigative reporting and my ability to understand different cultures.”

    Alex Lancial (’14), video producer, Boston Globe Media

  • Cronkite News - Reynolds Business Bureau

    Cronkite News - Reynolds Business Bureau

    Get hands-on experience covering business, finance and the economy for Cronkite News at Arizona PBS.

    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.

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    “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.”

    Will Sowards (’16), digital communications specialist, Passport Health

  • Cronkite New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab

    Cronkite New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab

    Create cutting-edge digital products, including apps and news games, for professional clients.

    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.

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    “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.”

    Domenico Nicosia (’15), social media strategist

  • Carnegie-Knight News21

    Carnegie-Knight News21

    Be part of a major investigative report in partnership with
    The Washington Post, NBC News and others.

    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.

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    “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.”

    Joe Henke (’12), reporter, NBC 2 (KJRH-TV, Tulsa, Okla.)

  • Cronkite Public Relations Lab

    Cronkite Public Relations Lab

    Develop PR campaigns and social media strategies for Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits.

    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.

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    “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.”

    Tayllor Lillestol (’15), public affairs coordinator, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

  • Digital Audiences Lab

    Digital Audiences Lab

    Grow and engage audiences for real clients in an agency environment.

    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.

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    “Students in the Digital Audiences Lab get the skills to grow and engage audiences, plus innovation and leadership experience that expands their career possibilities.”

    Jessica Pucci, digital audience programs director, Cronkite School

  • Sports Knowledge Lab

    Sports Knowledge Lab

    Examine the impact of sport on society and provide context for top sports headlines from around the world.

    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.

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    “This innovative approach will use the unifying power of sport to make a positive impact in the world.”

    Kenneth L. Shropshire, Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport Institute

The Gold Standard of Journalism Education

The Gold Standard of Journalism Education


Nearly all Cronkite freshmen are awarded university merit scholarships.


Cronkite has more than 100 full-time and associate faculty members. 

"The Cronkite School is training the young people who will defend our nation and will preserve the hope for freedom in the world." — Scott Pelley, managing editor and anchor, "CBS Evening News"

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Cronkite News and Events

Cronkite News and Events

Cronkite School Multimedia Projects Win ONA Online Journalism Awards

September 17, 2018

Two innovative multimedia reporting projects, produced by students at the Cronkite School, took top honors at one of the nation’s leading digital journalism award contests.

Cronkite School Rich in Prized Professors

September 11, 2018

The Cronkite School faculty includes five Pulitzer Prize winners, ranging from the former executive editor of The Washington Post to the former head of The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team, memorialized in the movie by that name.

International Journalists Arrive at Cronkite School to Participate in Humphrey Fellowship Program

August 24, 2018

A veteran BBC journalist stationed in Nepal, an Egyptian TV anchor and a Hungarian business journalist are among the 11 international journalists and communicators studying this year at ASU.

Sports Journalism Institute Coming to ASU’s Cronkite School in 2019

August 21, 2018

The Sports Journalism Institute, a program celebrating 25-plus years of enhancing racial and gender diversity in sports media, will conduct its 2019 boot camp at ASU's Cronkite School.

Must See Mondays: Covering the Border

September 24, 2018: Alfredo Corchado, Mexico correspondent for The Dallas Morning News, shares his experiences reporting from the border and his new book, “Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration,” in this talk moderated by Rick Rodriguez, Southwest Borderlands Initiative Professor.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: "Citizen Kane"

September 26, 2018: This 1941 The Orson Welles classic details the life of Charles Foster Kane, the fictional newspaper tycoon whose character was based in part on real-life publisher William Randolph Hearst. Brett Kurland, director of sports programs at the Cronkite School, introduces the film.

Cronkite Family Weekend Tailgate Breakfast

September 29, 2018: Join us for a special Cronkite Family Weekend Tailgate: Sports Panel Discussion, featuring some of the top sports journalists and media professionals in Phoenix.

Election 2018: Politics and Polling

October 1, 2018: Washington Post journalists Dan Balz, chief correspondent, Scott Clement, polling director, and Cathleen Decker, political campaign editor, sit down with former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism, to examine the 2018 election.

Degrees at Cronkite

Degrees at Cronkite

Start Your Career in Journalism at Cronkite

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.

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