Centers and institutes
The school is home to a variety of centers and institutes that seek to better the industries and communities we serve.
Explore centers housed in the school
The Cronkite School is a place where journalism and communications professionals from across the state and around the world gather to interact with students, faculty and each other. The school is home to a variety of centers and institutes that encourage improvement, growth and connection in different areas of journalism.
Donald W. Reynolds National Center on Business Journalism
The school houses the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, the nation’s largest professional business journalism training program. The center offers ongoing training that helps thousands of journalists improve their coverage of business and the economy.
The News Co/Lab advances digital media literacy through journalism, education and technology. Since launching in November 2017, we have partnered with news organizations and community stakeholders to help people better understand the news and information environment.
Cronkite Global Initiatives
Cronkite Global Initiatives fosters meaningful connections among Cronkite students, staff and faculty and international media professionals, scholars and citizens. Cronkite Global Initiatives fulfills its mission by building bridges of understanding, mutual respect and shared global engagement experiences.
Southwest Borderlands Initiative
Our Southwest Borderlands Initiative aims to tell the stories of border, immigration and Indigenous issues in the Southwest and beyond through ethical reporting. Our students and faculty deeply research and engage in border communities, both in the classroom and in the field.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program
The Cronkite School is home to the only Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program in journalism in the United States. The State Department program, in partnership with the Institute of International Education, brings mid-career journalists and professional communicators from developing countries to the Cronkite School each year for 10 months.
National Center on Disability and Journalism
The goal of the NCDJ is to provide support and guidance for journalists as they cover people with disabilities. The NCDJ does not advocate a particular point of view; it is concerned with the journalistic principles of accuracy, fairness and diversity in news coverage. Reporters who cover disability issues as a beat and those who may occasionally report on people with disabilities or disability issues may find the center a useful resource for information and the exchange of ideas.
Society of American Baseball Research (SABR)
SABR members have a variety of interests, and this is reflected in the diversity of its research committees. There are more than two dozen groups devoted to the study of a specific area related to the game — from Baseball and the Arts to Statistical Analysis to the Deadball Era to Women in Baseball. In addition, many SABR members meet formally and informally in regional chapters throughout the year and hundreds come together for the annual national convention, the organization’s premier event. These meetings often include panel discussions with former major league players and research presentations by members.
Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW)
Members of SABEW band together in the individual and collective pursuit of the highest standards of economic journalism. The organization recognizes that economic freedom is inextricably linked to political freedom and that an informed citizenry can ensure these freedoms are sustained. It is SABEW’s mission as an independent, non-profit organization to encourage comprehensive reporting of economic events without fear or favoritism and to increase members’ skills and knowledge through continuous education.
Study of the United States Institute (SUSI)
The Cronkite School hosts a Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) under the Scholars program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, on the topic of Journalism, Technology and Democracy Institute. The institute offers vast opportunities for professional and personal growth as scholars expand their knowledge and experience of U.S. government institutions, journalism environment, technological innovations and pedagogical practices.