Executive Editor for the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism

The Cronkite School is seeking an Executive Editor to lead its new Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at ASU, designed to produce significant investigative projects and prepare the next generation of great investigative reporters.

New Degree in Investigative Journalism

The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism is the centerpiece of a first-in-the-nation master’s degree in investigative reporting – the M.A. in Investigative Journalism. Students will come from disciplines such as business, law, science, the social sciences and computer engineering, adding to the rich interdisciplinary nature of the center.

Major Investigations

The Executive Editor will oversee national investigative projects for digital, print and broadcast platforms, leading student reporting on topics of major social, economic and political concern. The editor will develop partnerships with major media organizations to publish the student work, building on the school’s longstanding relationships with major media outlets such as The Washington Post, NBC News and USA Today.

Interdisciplinary Program

The Howard Center's founding editor will lead the development of courses with professors from other schools that enhance investigative journalism knowledge and techniques. Students will have access to courses such as accounting, digital forensics, ethnographic interviewing and machine learning, enabling them to build unique skill sets for investigative work.

The Howard Center Faculty

The Cronkite School has an extraordinary array of talented professional faculty focused on investigative reporting, including five Pulitzer Prize winners who will play leading roles in the Howard Center. See the Faculty

About the Scripps Howard Foundation

The Scripps Howard Foundation supports philanthropic causes important to the E.W. Scripps Company and the communities it serves, with a special emphasis on excellence in journalism. At the crossroads of the classroom and the newsroom, the Foundation is a leader in supporting journalism education, scholarships, internships, minority recruitment and development, literacy and First Amendment causes.

About the Cronkite School

The Cronkite School is one of the nation’s premier professional journalism programs and is home to Arizona PBS, the largest media outlet operated by a journalism school in the world. The school’s mission to is to prepare the next generation of journalists and communications professionals while also taking responsibility for the fundamental news and information needs of the community through an innovative journalistic “teaching hospital.”

More Information

Sarah Cohen
Knight Chair in Data Journalism
Search Committee Chair

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This position is made possible by a generous grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation. The Howard Center at ASU will work each day to achieve Roy Howard’s vision of journalism through the education of the next generation of journalists and their national investigative reports.