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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.
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 fifth-largest city under the direction of veteran journalists and news editors.Learn More
“Reporting at the Olympics was by far my best memory and experience of my life. This experience will give me the chance to show my work to future employers and help me land my dream job one day.”
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
“It brings you to a completely new environment. You have to learn how to survive and get story ideas and compete with national reporters who have worked the Hill for decades.”
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 Bureau in Los Angeles gave me once in a lifetime opportunities as a college student. The bureau gave me the chance to cover sports at top Southern California colleges and broadcast live, L.A. news.”
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
“Sports stories are more than scores and highlights.”
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 team, specifically, has allowed me to see the entire state of Arizona, travel to neighboring states and even to Tijuana, Mexico in order to bring viewers a local angle to national 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.Learn More
“This professional program allowed me to challenge my bilingual skills, especially after we decided to create a few Facebook lives in both English and Spanish. I am beyond grateful for this experience and I would do it again. I definitely feel much more prepared to go out into the world of journalism on my own.”
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
“Having this opportunity so early in my career is one of those things that you can’t ask for. It’s just one of those blessings that you have to receive. I just tried to be a sponge and soak up everything.”
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
“I’m walking away from this unparalleled experience knowledgeable about Search Engine Optimization, paid media, and digital strategy prepared to start my marketing career. Lab director, Luis Bonilla, goes above and beyond to guide students and help them reach their greatest potential.”
An immersive master’s degree program where students dig into topics of national significance, applying investigative techniques gleaned from the Pulitzer Prize-winning faculty members offering instruction on data, writing and multimedia skills.Learn More
“My perception of information and the media has fundamentally shifted causing me to critically analyze everything I see and hear. I have a new and deep respect for investigative reporting and the reporters in the field.”
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
“The experience expanded my idea of what storytelling and journalism can look like. You’re redefining everything, whether it’s working with a different type of software or thinking about ethics. It’s a really rewarding experience.”
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
“I got a lot of hands-on opportunities managing different clients and different projects. I really built up my portfolio.”
Cronkite students hit the road to cover and report on health-related issues and topics among underserved populations, where information is scarce and health outcomes are more frequently poor.Learn More
“I had the chance to travel to the Navajo Nation to report on maternal health disparities for Native American women and speaking with locals helped me better acknowledge the culture and underlying history to this problem.”
Students take the reigns as program directors, learn to design motion graphics and get a feel for the technical and creative elements of journalism in an immersive program focused on production.Learn More
“From working in the control room, to creating dynamic graphics for the newscast and other clients in the Valley, this professional program is a great introduction into the broadcast production industry.”
June 23, 2021: Cronkite Nation alumni, we are "Zooming" in to your city or region to say "hello" and to catch up! This is an opportunity to network with fellow alumni, so pop in and out as your schedule permits. We may have a surprise Cronkite School guest as well. Get ready -- we're coming your way!
June 26, 2021: Time to brush off that dated resume and give it some new life! Join the Cronkite Career Services team for a hands-on workshop to make your professional materials the best they can be. We'll discuss pitfalls to avoid and tips to help you stand out from the crowd. Don't forget to bring your resume and cover letter samples.
July 10, 2021: Asking for a raise or promotion can be a tricky conversation, but it doesn't have to be. Join us for a session filled with tips about how to advocate for yourself in the workplace. We'll discuss best practices for broaching the "promotion" subject with your manager and strategies to highlight your accomplishments and promote what you can bring to the table.
July 24, 2021: Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Starting your own company can be very rewarding. Not sure where to begin? We're bringing in Cronkite Nation alumni who have successfully launched their own businesses to answer your burning questions.
August 17, 2021: This is your chance to meet Cronkite leadership, faculty, advisors, student leaders and staff and get a head start on the fall semester. In addition to meeting people who will be important to you at the Cronkite School, we'll share information about the school's programs and resources and how to care for each other's health this semester. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions, interact with your peers and get an exclusive tour of the Cronkite School. You'll learn where classrooms are located, connect with advising and career services and even get a sneak peek into the Cronkite News studio! We can't wait to welcome you this August! Additional information, including a link to register, will be sent to first-year students closer to the event date.
Cronkite students annually win 200-plus professional and collegiate journalism awards.
The Cronkite News broadcast reaches 1.9 million households on Arizona PBS.
The Cronkite School “is truly unique. There’s nothing like it in America today.” — Bob Schieffer, former host, “Face the Nation”Read More
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.