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Passionate about sports? We are, too.

The Cronkite School immerses students in professional and collegiate sports, offering unparalleled opportunities to learn the craft of sports communication hands-on, in the locker rooms and on the sidelines of major events, producing content for major media outlets and athletic organizations.

Cultivate your passion for sports into careers in sports journalism and strategic sports communications. Our students learn by doing—reporting, shooting, writing and creating—telling stories that matter about teams, athletes and issues across the sports world. Through our sports bureaus in Phoenix and Los Angeles, Cronkite students regularly cover teams and major events in the NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, NHL, NASCAR, PGA, LPGA and Division I athletics, including Olympics, Super Bowls, the NCAA basketball men’s and women’s Final Fours, the Fiesta Bowl and Spring Training. Students produce broadcast and digital content for Cronkite News (the news division of Arizona PBS), Pac-12 Networks, Bally Sports Arizona, Baseball America, Sun Devil Athletics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. It’s no wonder our alumni are not just employed in sports media—they’re running it.

Sports programs

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Sports Journalism, BA

A sports journalism student reports on tv from a sporting event.

Sports Journalism, MA

Why choose the Cronkite School to study sports?

Get sought-after digital marketing skills

Students interested in athletic marketing may add a minor in digital audiences and learn key digital marketing skills in social media, search engines, analytics platforms, digital strategy and more.

Learn coast to coast, and beyond!

Students can spend semesters working in our sports bureaus in Phoenix and Los Angeles, or travel internationally on study abroad experiences just for Cronkite students.

Award-winning experiences

With immersive programs in digital media, public affairs reporting, broadcast news, digital innovation, public relations, sports reporting, Spanish-language news and more, Cronkite offers a real-world education for the digital media world of today and tomorrow.

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Real coverage experience

Do sports journalism right on the court. Through our immersive sports experiences, students get the opportunity to cover games, learn live sports production, report on MLB Spring Training and more.

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Capital city advantage

Phoenix is the country’s fifth-largest metropolitan area in the country, boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, and five professional sports teams! The Cronkite School rests in the middle of a thriving sports market, presenting students with learning, coverage and career opportunities at the NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, NHL and USL teams, four NCAA Division I athletic programs, and major media outlets and agencies.

Additional resources and opportunities

Cronkite students report news from the studio.

Join Walter Cronkite Sports Network

Walter Cronkite Sports Network (WCSN) has become the leading destination for student-run coverage of ASU athletics. WCSN allows students to cover ASU teams and publish content starting as a first-year student.

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Dedicated career services

Cronkite students intern at major broadcast and digital sports media organizations such as ESPN and Pac-12 Network, as well as for teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL and sports communications and marketing agencies.

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Study sports anywhere

Through dedicated study abroad experiences, sports students can get an inside look at sports reporting across the globe. Students have covered the Olympics in Rio, reported on golf in Scotland, gone live from championship games, and more.


Next steps to attend the Cronkite School

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