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The Cronkite Noticias program is part of a growing constellation of classes and immersive professional experiences available to Cronkite students interested in Latino and borderlands issues.
Each semester, a team of bilingual Cronkite students produces a variety of Spanish-language digital and video stories for cronkitenoticias.org, a multiplatform Spanish-language news operation at the Cronkite School. A Cronkite Noticias newscast also airs on Univision Arizona’s KFPH UniMás every other Friday from 4-4:30 p.m. during the academic year.
Students in the program report on the economy, education, sustainability, immigration and other issues important to the region’s Latino communities.
In addition, Cronkite News, the student-staffed, professionally led news division of Arizona PBS, features a Borderlands Bureau in which students cover border and immigration issues in English under the guidance of award-winning borderlands journalists.
The Borderlands Bureau builds on a Latino seminar and a depth reporting class that takes students on a reporting trip to another country each spring semester. Past projects have covered the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico, among other regions.
The Cronkite School’s faculty includes three Southwest Borderlands Initiative professors, a faculty appointment plan designed to strengthen existing ASU scholarly and instructional resources on the Southwest and to enhance institutional recruitment and retention efforts toward building a faculty fully reflective of the Southwest borderlands’ diversity.