The Cronkite School building.


Your resource to learn about the Cronkite School including building hours, school values, fast facts and more.

About the Cronkite School

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier professional journalism programs. Rooted in the time-honored values that characterize its namesake — accuracy, responsibility, objectivity, integrity — the school fosters journalistic excellence and ethics among students as they master the professional skills they need to succeed in the digital media world of today and tomorrow.

Located on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus in a state-of-the-art media complex, the Cronkite School leads the way in journalism education with its innovative use of the teaching hospital model, for which it has received international acclaim.

Arizona PBS, one of the nation’s largest public television stations, is part of Cronkite, making it the largest media outlet operated by a journalism school in the world. Arizona PBS serves as a hub for the Cronkite School’s full-immersion professional programs and a testing ground for new approaches in journalism.

Students get hands-on experiences in 13 intensive, full-immersion professional programs that produce news, information and community engagement on critical issues for the state, region and nation.

ASU’s investment in the school has generated national and international attention from educators and media professionals who place the school in the top tier of all U.S. journalism schools. The Times of London, The New York Times and USA Today have highlighted Cronkite in articles about changes taking place at journalism schools across the country. The prestigious publications called the Cronkite School a pioneer, kindling a notion of new media that will shape how news is delivered and how people will stay informed in the future.

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From the Dean

Welcome to the Cronkite School! Read a personal welcome note from Dean Battinto Batts Jr.

Cronkite News Room

Fast facts

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Diversity, equity and inclusion

Learn about the history of the school and what the legacy of Walter Cronkite means to us.

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Our people

Learn about Cronkite leadership, faculty and staff.

Our history

Learn about the history of the school and what the legacy of Walter Cronkite means to us.

Cronkite Awards


The Cronkite School is home to many journalism and media awards. View all of our big wins.

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Upholding journalistic values and standards are of utmost importance to our school. Read more about our values.

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Centers and institutes

Explore the centers and institutes housed within the Cronkite School.

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Partner university programs

Learn more about Cronkite’s partner university programs.

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Building hours

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Cronkite School policies

View all Cronkite School policies including the academic integrity policy, social media guidelines and course policies.

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Dive into the in-depth research produced by Cronkite faculty.

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Hold an event at the Cronkite School

Learn about event guidelines and rates to determine if one of the spaces that the Cronkite Events Team manages is an appropriate venue for your event.