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Cronkite News in Washington is an intensive professional reporting experience for advanced Cronkite students pursuing a journalism degree.
Students spend a semester living in the nation’s capital, experiencing life as a reporter in one of the world’s most influential cities and reporting for Cronkite News, the largest Arizona-based newsgathering operation in Washington.
They work out of a newsroom at the ASU Washington Center on Dupont Circle and report across the city, from the halls of Congress to the steps of the Supreme Court building. As they report, they look for news and story angles that impact Arizonans, whether it’s a new piece of legislation, a protest or rally, or a presidential pronouncement.
Students work across platforms – digital, print and broadcast –covering daily breaking news and developing investigative stories and packages. Their packages are published at Cronkite News at http://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/ and also regularly appear in more than 30 professional news outlets statewide. Some are distributed nationwide through an agreement with Tribune News Service, and others air on the school’s award-winning student weekday newscast that is carried on Arizona PBS and reaches 1.9 million homes across Arizona.
Longtime Washington journalist and former Washington Times political reporter Steve Crane leads the program, which is offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters.