Diversity, equity and inclusion

Our goal is to create an academic environment that embraces diversity of thought and acceptance of all people.

A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

The Cronkite School practices inclusivity in student, staff and faculty populations in order to create an academic environment that embraces diversity of thought and acceptance of all people regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation or societal, political, cultural, economic, spiritual or physical differences.

In 2020, the school launched The Cronkite Experience, a months-long initiative with a mission of ensuring that Cronkite is a place where the experiences and identities of all students, faculty and staff are valued and respected.

Our initiatives

Journalism student interviews a farmer.

RWJF Southwest Health Reporting Initiative

Students report on health-related topics and issues, with a particular focus on Latino, Native American and Spanish-speaking border communities.

A girl a person who has Down syndrome with her hand out painted colorfully.

National Center on Disability and Journalism

NCDJ provides support and guidance for journalists covering people with disabilities and showcases exemplary work.

The Humphrey Fellows pose for a picture.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship in Journalism

The Cronkite School brings accomplished mid-career professionals from emerging democracies to the United States for an intensive, 10-month academic study and professional experience.

A Cronkite Noticias student stands next to the Cronkite News logo.

Cronkite Noticias

Taught fully in Spanish, this immersive experience prepares students for careers in Spanish-language media and newsrooms covering Latino and borderland communities.

On the set of Indian Country today. a reporter and interviewee chat.

Indian Country Today

Housed at the Cronkite School, ICT is a nonprofit news organization that serves Indigenous communities.

Cronkite student Muska Olumi (right) delivers a script to anchor Stephanie Sy before the PBS NewsHour West show. Photo by Ellen O'Brien

Arizona PBS

Arizona PBS fosters lifelong learning through quality programming, in-depth news coverage and critical educational outreach services.

A student takes photos in a jungle.

Cronkite Global Initiatives

Our global initiatives foster meaningful connections between Cronkite students, staff and faculty, and international media professionals, scholars and citizens.

Two Cronkite Noticias reporters deliver the news on tv.

Bilingual specialization

Cronkite students may pursue a bilingual focus through which they’ll build cultural knowledge and tell the important stories of diverse communities.

A student photographer takes a photo of a child.

Cronkite News borderlands reporting

Students can immerse in this reporting program and cover stories related to immigration, border, Latino and Native American issues.

A student films films children on a professional camera.

Southwest Borderlands Initiative

Our students cover border, immigration and Indigenous issues across the Southwest and beyond.

A student intern sitting at the Hawaii Now news desk.

Get involved!

The Cronkite School is proud to host student-run clubs and chapters of renowned media organizations that celebrate diversity and inclusion, both inside the school and within the industries we serve. Browse our groups and join today.

Members of the Cronkite DEI Advisory Council