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Student Clubs and Organizations at the Cronkite School

Cronkite student clubs

Association for Women in Sports Media

Association for Women in Sports Media launched in 2013 in response to the growing number of female students interests in sports journalism. The chapter is affiliated with the national AWSM professional organization, which provides networking, mentoring and advice. The club is open to both men and women and works to promote fair portrayals of female professionals in sports media. If you have any questions, you can email AWSM at asu.awsm@gmail.com

Co-Vice President: Remahl Anthony-Aljumaan at raljumaan@gmail.com

Co-Vice President: Emily Ducker at educker@asu.edu

Faculty adviser: Paola Boivin at paola.dieffenbach@asu.edu

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Fashion Journalist Club

The Fashion Journalist Club attracts students interested in careers in reporting on the fashion industry. Members report and write stories for a club blog on local and national fashion week events and network with industry professionals.

President: Megan Barbera at mmbarbe3@asu.edu

Social media editor: Jaslyn Ravenscraft at jravensc@asu.edu

Adviser: Jessica Pucci at jepucci@asu.edu

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Cronkite Foreign Affairs and International Reporting

Cronkite Foreign Affairs and International Reporting club provides students with a behind-the-scenes glimpse into media coverage of international affairs, policies and politics around the world.

President: Haley MacDonell at hmacdone@asu.edu

PR director: Helena Wegner at hwegner@asu.edu

Faculty adviser: Bill Silcock at bsilcock@asu.edu




National Association of Black Journalists

The National Association of Black Journalists formed in 2011 with a focus on career advancement and networking. The group, which is open to students regardless of race and affiliated with the national organization, provides social and professional opportunities for students and enables members to help each other advance in their careers.

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President: Kiarra Spottsville at kspottsv@asu.edu

Vice president: Nicole Shinn at nsshinn@asu.edu

Faculty adviser: Retha Hill at retha.hill@asu.edu

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

National Association of Hispanic Journalists launched in fall 2010. It was one of the first NAHJ student chapters in the country. Working with national and local chapters, students are mentored by professional journalists, apply for scholarships and attend the organization's national convention.

President: Aleli Elizondo at maelizon@asu.edu

Vice president: Vivian Meza at vmmeza@asu.edu

Faculty adviser: Vanessa Ruiz at vanessa.ruiz.2@asu.edu

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The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association formed at the Cronkite School in fall 2010. It was the nation’s first student NLGJA chapter. Working with the national organization, students work to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. The club also provides networking, mentorship and educational opportunities.

President: Adrian Delgado at starr509602@yahoo.com

Vice President: Kelsey Kerley at kekerley@asu.edu

Staff adviser: Mary Cook at mary.cook@asu.edu

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National Press Photographers Association

The ASU student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association is committed to the enlightenment and education of students interested in the field of photojournalism. Through the exploration of journalistic writing, digital media and photography, students take part in valuable hands-on experiences and skill-building opportunities.

President: Marcus Chormicle at marcuschormicle@gmail.com

Vice president: Raphael Romero Ruiz at rjromer8@asu.edu

Faculty adviser: Kristin Gilger at kristin.gilger@asu.edu

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Public Relations Student Society of America

PRSSA is a nationwide organization focused on providing students who aspire to have careers in the public relations/communications industry with experience in the field, via networking, internships, scholarships and other resources. ASU Cronkite's chapter offers opportunities for students to meet public relations professionals, gain mentors, broaden industry knowledge and communication skills, and share fellowship with other public relations professionals.

President: Tiffany Ellington at teelling@asu.edu

Vice president: Emily Holdaway at ekholdaw@asu.edu

Faculty adviser: Lisa Schmidtke at lisa.schmidtke@asu.edu

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Society of Professional Journalists and Online News Association at Arizona State University

For more than 100 years, SPJ has been dedicated to encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced more freely and fully, stimulating high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and perpetuating a free press. The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation. Since 1999, ONA has been at the forefront of a truly revolutionary age in digital media. The programs and services it provides help digital journalists in news organizations around the globe and across the corporate, independent and non-profit sectors adapt to the changing environment.

President: Frankie Mclister at francis.mclister@asu.edu & Lauren Bukoskey at lbukoske@asu.edu

Treasurer: Julian Paras at julianparas@gmail.com

Faculty adviser: Christina Leonard at christina.leonard@asu.edu

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Student Leadership Advisory Council

The Student Leadership Advisory Council is a group of Cronkite School student leaders who advise the dean. The council comprises the student leaders of the various student media on campus (The State Press, The Blaze), the campus-based media associations, the president of the Cronkite Council student government and the school’s representatives on the university-wide student government.

Faculty adviser: Christopher Callahan at christopher.callahan@asu.edu

Walter Cronkite College Council

The Walter Cronkite College Council consists of elected leaders and students associated with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Through event programming, funding advocacy, community service and providing leadership opportunities, the council strives to support and serve undergraduate organizations. Membership is open to all students attending the Cronkite School.

President: Mythili Gubbi at mgubbi@asu.edu

Vice President: Alyssa Ruiz at abruiz2@asu.edu

Staff adviser: Mary Cook at mary.cook@asu.edu

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