Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (often abbreviated to Cronkite School by its students and faculties), is one of the 24 independent schools at Arizona State University and named in honor of veteran broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite. The school, which is located at the downtown Phoenix campus, offers programs leading to a bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communication, master of mass communication, and in fall 2011, the school will launch its first journalism and mass communication doctoral program.
The Cronkite School began as the Division of Journalism under the ASU's English Department in 1949, 18 years after ASU began to offer journalism courses to its students, in 1931. The school moved from its original location at Old Main to what is now the Academic Services building at ASU Tempe in 1969.
In 1974 the school received its national accreditation and moved into the Stauffer Hall building. The school was later renamed Department of Journalism and Telecommunication and became a part of the... Read More