Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

About the Cronkite School:

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier journalism programs. Rooted in the time-honored values that characterize its namesake — accuracy, responsibility, objectivity, integrity — the school fosters journalistic excellence and ethics among students as they master the professional skills they need to succeed in the digital media world of today and tomorrow.

The student body of more than 2,000 undergraduate, 400 master’s and 25 doctoral students is guided by a faculty that is made up of both award-winning professional journalists, strategic communications professionals and world-class media scholars. 

Located on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus, with bureaus in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, the Cronkite School leads the way in journalism and strategic communications education with its innovative use of the teaching hospital model, for which it has received international acclaim. The school’s full-immersion professional programs give students opportunities to practice what they’ve learned in intensive real-world settings under the guidance of top-flight professionals and in collaboration with research faculty.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution committed to excellence, access and impact — the New American University. ASU’s charter, adopted in 2014, is the blueprint of that transformation:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

ASU is redefining the 21st century research university as a knowledge enterprise. Building on a long legacy of excellence, ASU has nearly tripled its research funding over the past decade and is now recognized as one of the fastest-growing large research enterprises in the United States. ASU’s interdisciplinary, solutions-focused approach to research, entrepreneurship and economic development has earned it the distinction of being named the #1 most innovative school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for six consecutive years.