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Cronkite Professional Programs for Students

 Professional Experiences

Students in the Cronkite School's bachelor's and master’s degree programs in journalism and mass communication have the unique opportunity to build their portfolios and skills in innovative, immersive classes and programs directed by top professionals in their fields. All Cronkite students are encouraged to participate in at least one of these experiences. Requirements for the programs vary, and students must meet prerequisites. Opportunities include:

Arizona PBS
Students learn by working inside the world’s largest media outlet operated by a journalism school. Arizona PBS broadcasts reach 1.9 million households on three TV channels.

Cronkite News – Broadcast
The award-winning Cronkite News broadcast airs daily on Arizona PBS, with top professionals guiding student anchors, reporters, producers, editors and production staff.

Cronkite News – Phoenix Bureau
Students in the Cronkite News bureau in Phoenix produce stories across media platforms for 30-plus professional news outlets, covering stories from the Statehouse to the Mexico border.

Cronkite News – Washington Bureau
Students in the Cronkite Washington bureau cover the nation’s capital, producing digital and TV stories for Cronkite News and a range of professional media outlets.

Cronkite News – Digital Production 
Students serve as Web producers for the Cronkite News website and work with students in other Cronkite News bureaus to create and showcase multimedia content.

Cronkite News – LA Sports Bureau
Students spend a semester in the Los Angeles bureau focusing on professional and intercollegiate sports stories in southern California.

Cronkite News – Phoenix Sports Bureau
Students in the Cronkite News sports bureau in Phoenix cover a wide range of sporting events, including MLB spring training, for major market news outlets across the country.

Cronkite News – Borderlands
Students cover important immigration and border issues in English and Spanish for Cronkite News under the guidance of two award-winning professional borderlands journalists.

Reynolds Business Bureau
Business journalism students produce stories on all platforms, focusing on business, finance and the economy for Cronkite News and regional news outlets.

Carnegie-Knight News21
News21 produces investigative, multimedia projects in partnership with The Washington Post, NBC News and other major national news organizations.

New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab 
An entrepreneurial digital lab teams Cronkite students with computer engineering, design and business students to create cutting-edge media products.

Public Relations Lab
A strategic communications agency puts advanced PR students to work developing campaigns and strategies for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations and other clients.

Public Insight Network Bureau
Students work with professional news organizations around the country to mine news sources, engage audiences and generate story ideas in partnership with American Public Media.

Students should meet with their adviser for more information on how to enroll in these programs.