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Specializations

Cronkite students in the Master of Mass Communication program can choose from a variety of specializations in some of the fastest-growing areas of journalism.

In the sports journalism program, master’s degree students complete internships at some of the country’s top media and sports organizations and select from a variety of courses ranging from sports reporting, production and strategic media classes. They also can report on Major League Baseball’s spring training for news outlets across the country as well as report from a news bureau in Los Angeles. The Cronkite School has numerous partnerships with leading sports media outlets, including ESPN, FOX Sports, MLB.com, Sports Illustrated and others.

The business journalism specialization combines a thorough understanding of business and economic principles with practical journalism course work and professional internships at major news organizations that include Bloomberg News, Thomson Reuters, CNBC, MarketWatch, MSNBC.com and the business news departments of the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, Phoenix Business Journal and The Arizona Republic.. The Cronkite School is the hub of U.S. business journalism, housing the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

The school’s Latino specialization teaches students how to cover border and immigration issues here and abroad. The specialization includes an in-depth reporting class and a multidisciplinary seminar at Cronkite as well as classes in the Department of Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies at ASU. Students have the opportunity to report abroad during a spring break in-depth reporting trip directed by Rick Rodriguez, former executive editor at the Sacramento Bee, who is the school’s first Carnegie Professor of Journalism specializing in Latino and transnational news coverage.