Howard Center for Investigative Journalism

The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the Cronkite School is a new groundbreaking journalism program to advance deeply researched watchdog journalism. The Howard Center, supported by the Scripps Howard Foundation, focuses on training the next generation of reporters through hands-on investigative journalism projects.

Master’s Degree in Investigative Journalism

The Howard Center for Investigative Reporting is the centerpiece of a first-in-the-nation new master’s degree – the M.A. in Investigative Journalism. This interdisciplinary program is designed for career-switchers and early or mid-career journalists, particularly those who have some expertise in other fields, such as law, health, business, science and the arts. The program aims to combine that knowledge with investigative techniques and multimedia skills to produce stories with public impact.

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Top Journalists Lead Howard Center

Howard Center

Maud Beelman is a former foreign correspondent who has steered national investigations for The Associated Press. Lauren Mucciolo is an independent producer of documentaries and films, including a “Frontline” production on sex trafficking in America. The two women are merging their investigative skills in the Cronkite School’s new Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, where Beelman is the founding director and executive editor and Mucciolo is executive producer.

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Howard Center Faculty

The Cronkite School has an extraordinary array of talented professional faculty focused on investigative reporting, including five Pulitzer Prize winners who will play leading roles in the Howard Center. The center is intensely interdisciplinary in focus and will include classes in other disciplines.

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Howard Center for Investigative Journalism

The Howard Center provides multidisciplinary, graduate-level programs focused on training the next generation of reporters through hands-on investigative journalism projects. The Howard Center will uncover, deeply research and publish stories of significant importance.

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Scripps Howard Foundation

The Scripps Howard Foundation supports philanthropic causes important to the E.W. Scripps Company and the communities it serves, with a special emphasis on excellence in journalism. At the crossroads of the classroom and the newsroom, the Foundation is a leader in supporting journalism education, scholarships, internships, minority recruitment and development, literacy and First Amendment causes.

Howard Center Advisory Board

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Cronkite School of Journalism

The Cronkite School is one of the nation’s premier professional journalism programs and is home to Arizona PBS, the largest media outlet operated by a journalism school in the world. The school’s mission to is to prepare the next generation of journalists and communications professionals while also taking responsibility for the fundamental news and information needs of the community through an innovative journalistic “teaching hospital.”

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