The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is one of the nation’s premier professional journalism and strategic communications programs, and is home to Arizona PBS, the largest media outlet operated by a journalism school in the world.
Our mission is to prepare the next generation of journalists and communications professionals while also taking responsibility for the fundamental news and information needs of the community through an innovative journalistic “teaching hospital.” At Arizona PBS, our Digital Audiences Lab, and other full-immersion professional programs, students get hands-on experience producing news, strategic campaigns and community engagement on critical issues for the state, region and nation. Students are guided by a faculty of master teachers, writers, scholars and practitioners with deep experience and expertise in every aspect of journalism and strategic communications.
Our alumni hold positions around the world as reporters, editors, producers, correspondents, anchors, media managers and public relations specialists at online media outlets, television stations, newspapers, magazines, digital agencies, radio stations, public relations firms and corporate and government public relations departments.
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