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Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Master Degree in Mass Communication
Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Master Degree in Mass Communication

Phoenix, USA

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Sep 2024

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The Cronkite master's in mass communication is design to be completed in 12 months. This 36-credit hour program begins with a multimedia “boot camp." From there, students dive deeper into advanced courses in broadcast production, investigative reporting, online media, business reporting, Spanish-language news, transborder coverage or digital media entrepreneurship. The program culminates in a professional immersion experience in one of the Cronkite School's news bureaus in Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Working under the guidance of award-winning journalists, these capstone programs offer real-world experience in a professional news environment.

  • Cronkite News Phoenix: Students produce a daily newscast on Arizona PBS that reaches 1.9 million households and digital content for cronkitenews.azpbs.org, Cronkite News social platforms and partner sites across Arizona.
  • Cronkite News Washington: Students cover Congress, the White House and the U.S. Supreme Court for Cronkite News and partner newsrooms.
  • Cronkite Noticias: Students produce Spanish-language news for digital and broadcast platforms in collaboration with Univision Arizona.
  • Carnegie-Knight News21: Students produce major national investigations in partnership with newsrooms such as The Washington Post and NBCNews.com.
  • New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab: Journalism, engineering, design and business students work together to create cutting-edge digital products and launch new businesses.

Southwest Reporting Initiative: Students will report on health care and health care information, targeting Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Southern California and Texas, with a particular emphasis on Latino, Native American and Spanish-speaking border communities.

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