A Cronkite News student reports in front of the U.S. Capitol.

Cronkite News Washington, D.C.

Report from the nation’s capital in Cronkite News’ Washington, D.C. bureau while making connections and getting clips in an intensive professional setting.

Cover the nation’s capital

The Cronkite News Washington Bureau provides an intensive professional reporting experience for advanced Cronkite students pursuing a journalism degree.

Students spend a semester living in the nation’s capital, experiencing life as a reporter in one of the world’s most influential cities while reporting for the largest Arizona-based newsgathering operation in Washington, D.C.

Located three blocks from the White House, the Cronkite News Washington Bureau reports across the city—from Congress to the Supreme Court and beyond—with an eye toward news and stories that impact Arizonans, whether it’s new legislation, a protest or presidential pronouncement. Cronkite News students work across digital, print and broadcast platforms to cover daily breaking news and develop investigative stories and packages aired and published on Cronkite News platforms.

Students’ work appears regularly in more than 100 professional news outlets statewide and across the nation. Broadcast stories air on the award-winning weekday newscast on Arizona PBS that reaches more than 1.9 million homes across Arizona. Students emerge to cover Capitol Hill, and political beats around the nation.

Cronkite Professional Program Prerequisites

To be considered into the professional program students must complete the prerequisites of at least one experience. Students interested in the Cronkite News Washington D.C. experience must complete the following courses:


Broadcast reporters: JMC 305/306 and JMC 330

Digital reporters: JMC 305/306, and JMC 301/302 or JMC 315


Broadcast reporters: MCO 502 and MCO 531

Digital reporters: MCO 502

Learn more about the Cronkite Professional Program.