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Centers and institutes

The Cronkite School is home to a variety of centers and institutes that seek to better the industries and communities we serve.

Explore centers and institutes

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 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.

News Co/Lab

Advancing digital media literacy through journalism, education and technology. The News Co/Lab partners with news organizations and community stakeholders to help people better understand the news and information environment.

Cronkite Global Initiatives

This initiative fosters meaningful connections among Cronkite students, staff and faculty, international media professionals, scholars and citizens. It fulfills its mission by building bridges of understanding, mutual respect and shared global engagement experiences.

Southwest Borderlands Initiative

Focuses on telling the stories of border, immigration and Indigenous issues in the Southwest and beyond through ethical reporting. Students and faculty deeply research and engage in border communities, both in the classroom and in the field.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program

A 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. Home to the only Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program in journalism in the United States.

Howard Center for Investigative Journalism

Groundbreaking journalism program that advances deeply researched watchdog journalism. Focuses on training the next generation of reporters through hands-on investigative journalism projects.

National Center on Disability and Journalism

Providing support and guidance for journalists as covering people with disabilities. Focusing around 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. The National Center on Disability and Journalism (NCDJ) does not advocate a particular point of view.

Study of the United States Institute (SUSI)

This 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. The Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, on the topic of Journalism, Technology and Democracy Institute.

Media Information, Data, and Society (MIDaS) Lab

Interdisciplinary lab that explores how the public navigates and makes sense of social, political, and global issues in a contemporary data and information-rich media environment.