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Students admitted to the Cronkite School’s Master of Mass Communication program attend classes full-time (12 to 15 credits each semester), on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus. The program can be completed in as little as 12 months.
First Semester (12 to 15 credits, fall semester)
Students interested in immigration issues and taking part in an international reporting experience in the spring semester should enroll in
Students interested in business journalism and internships with top business outlets including Bloomberg News, Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, CNBC and others should enroll in
Second Semester (12-15 credits)
Advanced Online Media
Advanced Broadcast Reporting – Required for NewsWatch
Advanced Radio Reporting
Public Relations Research
Reporting on Business & Economy
Writing for Public Relations
Students interested in competing for a spot as a summer Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow should enroll in the News21 Seminar and Accountability Journalism course taught by former Washington Post executive editor, Len Downie and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Jacquee Petchel.
Summer experiences (optional)
Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Reporting Project
Capstones: PIN, Cronkite News Service in Washington D.C., or Cronkite Sports in Los Angeles
Third Semester (12 credits)
Cronkite News – Broadcast
Cronkite News – Phoenix Bureau
Cronkite News – Washington Bureau
Cronkite News – Digital Production
Cronkite News – LA Sports Bureau
Cronkite News – Phoenix Sports Bureau
Reynolds Business Bureau
New Media Innovation Lab *
Public Relations Lab
Public Insight Network Bureau *
Students work four days a week under the supervision of the faculty member to produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates their skills and proficiency. At the end of the semester, students present their work at a public symposium.
* The New Media Innovation Lab and Public Insight Network can only be selected as part-time experiences and must be combined with an additional professional experience.
Total degree credits: 36 minimum
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the curriculum.