Grow your own business

Why get a job when you can create a job? At the Cronkite School, media leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs help learners launch and grow businesses, with many generating revenue well before graduation.

Dedicated media entrepreneurship courses teach students business basics, explore the media product landscape and gain confidence in pitching and selling. Hands-on experiences enable students to develop their businesses in real time, including the New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, and the Los Angeles Content Studio. Students enjoy the mentorship of experienced faculty, and support services across ASU including the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, and Venture Devils, a community just for student entrepreneurs offering mentorship, support services and access to funding opportunities.

Our work

Sports success

Cronkite students (and brothers!) run two successful sports social media brands.

Los Angeles Content Studio

Students learn how to grow audiences with digital content on our Los Angeles campus.

#CronkiteNation honors

Eleven Cronkite alumni were named to the Sun Devil 100 entrepreneur Class of 2023.

MCO431: Media Entrepreneurship

MCO494: Advanced Media Entrepreneurship

JMC473: Business and Future of Journalism

A student delivers a newscast in front of cameras in Cronkite News.

Launch your business

Start a social media agency, launch an app, become an influencer or grow a YouTube channel! Learn media business basics and entrepreneurial strategies, and generate revenue before you graduate.

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