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Cronkite as a Journalism Education Leader

As a global leader, the Cronkite School’s obligation to journalism education and commitment to the profession extend beyond students at ASU.

In today’s digital era, teaching and inspiring current and future journalists are more critical than ever. The profession needs leaders who are committed to innovation and excellence in informing citizens and invigorating the public discourse.

That is why Cronkite has created a series of programs, centers and fellowships for students, faculty and professional journalists around the globe.

For Faculty from Other Schools

Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute

Faculty members from 15 schools come to Cronkite for a week in January to learn digital entrepreneurship principles and skills that will help them transform their journalism classrooms and curricula. This program is fully funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation.

Reynolds Fellowships

Professional journalists and professors from across the country participate in an annual one-week fellowship program at the Cronkite School where they receive intensive instruction in business journalism. This program is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

Reynolds Visiting Professors Program

Administered by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, the Reynolds Visiting Professors Program places visiting professors in business journalism at journalism programs across the country. This program is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

Poynter-Cronkite Adjunct Certificate Program

The Poynter Institute and the Cronkite School offer an online certificate program for adjunct faculty and others who teach university journalism classes. The training covers five key areas: building a syllabus and course schedule, preparing for and measuring teaching success, new teaching tools for the classroom, student engagement and participation, and grading and evaluation. The program is self-paced and offered entirely online. A certificate is awarded to those who successfully complete the course.

For Students from Other Schools

Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative

Students from a dozen schools spend 10 weeks each summer at Cronkite producing investigative journalism projects on issues of national significance in partnership with publications that include The Washington Post, USA Today and NBC News. This program was created by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

NABEF Media Sales Institute

For two weeks each summer, Cronkite hosts a media sales institute for graduating seniors. Graduates emerge with a certification in media sales and are recruited by media companies. The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation Media Sales Institute is supported by the General Motors Foundation and Gannett Foundation.

For Professional Journalists

Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is dedicated to improving business and financial coverage through in-person and online training seminars, workshops and other initiatives. Headquartered at the Cronkite School, the Reynolds Center is funded through a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

National Center on Disability and Journalism

The National Center on Disability and Journalism provides support and guidance for journalists who cover people with disabilities. The national organization, located at the Cronkite School, offers a variety of resources and information to assist in disability reporting.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship in Journalism

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship in Journalism at the Cronkite School brings accomplished mid-career professionals from emerging democracies for an intensive 10-month academic study and professional experience. The program is in partnership with the U.S. State Department.

Cronkite New Media Academy

The Cronkite New Media Academy offers training to the general public on a variety of digital media skills, including website development, social media, video editing and public relations. The Cronkite program is taught under the direction of skilled media professionals.