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Reynolds Business Bureau

Reynolds Business Bureau

The Reynolds Business Bureau is the only university-based newsroom in the country that produces daily coverage of business and economic issues for regional and national media outlets.

Located in a state-of-the-art newsroom at the Cronkite School, students produce broadcast and digital stories for Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS, as well as local and regional media outlets.  They experiment with new tools and ways of telling stories, engage as journalists on social media platforms and understand and use Web analytics.

Students work full days at least twice a week under the direction and guidance of veteran award-winning Arizona journalist Christina Leonard, who held reporting and editing roles, including assistant business editor and editor-in-chief of two business magazines, at The Arizona Republic.

The Reynolds Business Bureau offers real-world reporting experiences in the lucrative and growing field of digital and broadcast business journalism. With money as their beat, students cover everything from consumer news to economic trends and housing. They leave the semester-long program with portfolios that make them highly competitive in the workplace.

The bureau is supported through a $1 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.