Cronkite News - LA

New Herald Examiner historic building

Cronkite News–LA is a semester-long experience in news or sports journalism in the nation’s second-largest media market.

Students work out of a Cronkite News bureau office in the ASU California Center, a short distance from many of the city’s professional and collegiate sports teams – as well as the beach. In Fall 2021, the bureau is scheduled to move to Arizona State’s latest California acquisition, the historic Herald Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles, where it will be even closer to news sources and outlets.

In the bureau, both broadcast and digital students cover news and sports stories across media platforms. Their work is published by Cronkite News and distributed to a wide variety of media outlets in and around Southern California. For example, sports stories are regularly published by the Pac-12 Networks, and regional FOX Sports networks. Student work also appears on Spectrum News 1, and other print, digital and broadcast platforms in the greater Los Angeles area.

Students get time in the field to report stories, sometimes appearing on camera for Cronkite News and Arizona PBS. They also gain experience in writing, editing and voicing news stories.

The LA professional program is led by veteran Los Angeles journalist Shaya Tayefe Mohajer, whose professional background includes stints at The Associated Press, The New Yorker and NBC News. Most recently, Tayefe Mohajer was director of writing for the Annenberg Media Center at the University of Southern California.


Undergraduate digital reporters: JMC 305, and JMC 301, JMC 302 or JMC 315

Graduate digital reporters: MCO 502

Undergraduate broadcast reporters: JMC 305, and JMC 330 or JMC 331

Graduate broadcast reporters: MCO 531


Shaya Tayefe Mohajer

Shaya Tayefe Mohajer

Bureau Chief, Cronkite News - Los Angeles