We’re building tomorrow’s newsrooms
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is one of the nation’s top journalism schools and is home to Arizona PBS, the largest media outlet operated by a journalism school in the world. We’re a test bed for media innovation, and we’re developing the storytelling approaches — and the storytellers — that media companies want.
The Cronkite School’s acclaimed “teaching hospital” model of education offers students real-world, hands-on training in live environments under the supervision of top professional journalists: Reporters and producers embed in Cronkite News, a multiplatform daily news operation with bureaus in Phoenix, Washington and Los Angeles, and reporting opportunities in both English and Spanish. Our 223,000-square-foot building features four television studios and a combined 17 newsrooms and computer labs. Cronkite is home to Arizona PBS, one of the nation’s leading public media organizations, with four broadcast channels and an array of digital platforms. With professional programs in digital media, public affairs reporting, broadcast news, digital innovation, sports reporting, Spanish-language news and more, Cronkite offers a highly specialized education (and the skills employers seek) for the digital media world of today and tomorrow.
Journalism and Mass Communication, BA
Sports Journalism, BA
Mass Communication, MMC
Investigative Journalism, MA
Sports Journalism, MA
Digital Audiences, minor
Why choose the Cronkite School to study journalism?
Get sought-after digital marketing skills
Students may add a minor in digital audiences and learn key digital marketing skills in social media, search engines, analytics platforms, digital strategy and more.
Learn coast to coast, and beyond!
Students can spend semesters working in Cronkite News, our sports bureau or our strategic communications agencies in Phoenix, Washington and Los Angeles, or travel internationally on study abroad experiences just for Cronkite students.
With immersive programs in digital media, public affairs reporting, broadcast news, digital innovation, public relations, sports reporting, Spanish-language news and more, Cronkite offers a real-world education for the digital media world of today and tomorrow.
Immersive reporting experiences
At Cronkite, students don’t report from behind a desk; they immerse in storytelling from Day One. Students travel to the nearby state capitol to report on state government — or spend a semester at our nation’s capital, reporting on the presidency from our D.C. bureau. Borderlands reporters tell the stories of Arizona’s border communities, and travel to Haiti and Peru to investigate immigration issues. Investigative students dig into data, then hit the road to explore the stories behind the numbers.
Capital city advantage
Phoenix is the country’s fifth-largest metropolitan area, boasting 300 days of sunshine a year. The Cronkite School is a thriving part of the downtown professional community, and ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus creates strong learning and career connections for more than 11,500 students with its media, health care, corporate and government organizations. Cronkite is also coast to coast, offering semester-long experiences in its professional program bureaus in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Additional resources and opportunities
Network your way to success
Cronkite is home to 15 student organizations and hosts six student media outlets. Network with classmates in groups like the Multicultural Journalism Student Coalition and get hands-on experiences from your first week at Cronkite! Cronkite also has an in-house Career Services department to link students with internships and full-time employment opportunities.
Dedicated Career Services
Each year, the Cronkite Career Services team places nearly 500 students in internships at more than 225 companies across the country. In addition to hosting recruiters and networking events, the team also provides comprehensive professional branding and career planning services.
Report from abroad
The Cronkite School’s dedicated study abroad experiences let you study journalism around the world. From touring news stations in other countries to reporting stories from the Olympics, global journalism’s home is at the Cronkite School.
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