Students pursuing careers in Spanish-language media and those interested in covering Latino and border communities gain unparalleled experience in Cronkite Noticias.
Experience Spanish-language reporting
Cronkite Noticias offers an immersive professional experience for bilingual journalists who want to hone their skills and prepare for a job market where Spanish-language expertise is in high demand.
Students gain valuable experience working with award-winning, experienced professionals to produce daily and in-depth multimedia content for Cronkite Noticias and Cronkite News. Students learn how to report and produce Spanish-language content across audio, broadcast, digital and social media, and showcase their work on Cronkite News and Cronkite Noticias platforms, as well as Univision and more than a dozen news outlets.
The team focuses on issues relevant to both Spanish- and English-speaking audiences, with a particular emphasis on health disparities, social justice and borderlands issues. Students have visited border communities to report about how the border wall has affected people, how the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored health disparities—particularly within Hispanic communities. They have also explored potential solutions to the rising youth suicide crisis.
In collaboration with others at the Cronkite School, Cronkite Noticias students produced, wrote and edited a 2018 Spanish-language documentary on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The documentary aired on Univision Arizona and Univision Puerto Rico, and was a finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Award program. Students also were recognized for digital reporting in Spanish by the Arizona Press Club.
Cronkite Noticias bilingual graduates secure jobs at major news outlets. They have gone on to positions at Univision, Telemundo and ABC News, among others, working in both English and Spanish.
Students who seek to use this course as a capstone experience must complete the following prerequisites. Please direct questions to the faculty listed below, or your academic adviser.
Broadcast reporters: JMC 305/306, and JMC 330 or JMC 434
Digital and audio reporters: JMC 305/306, and JMC 301/302, JMC 315 or JMC 434
Broadcast reporters: MCO 502, and MCO 531 or MCO 534
Digital and audio reporters: MCO 502 (MCO 534 preferred)