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Cronkite School's Reynolds Center Offers 1st Online Graduate
Certificate in Business Journalism
PHOENIX, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To meet the growing
demand for skilled business journalists, the Walter Cronkite School of
Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is
offering the first online graduate certificate in business journalism
through the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business
Starting in August 2014, the Cronkite School will offer a five-course,
15-credit-hour certificate taught entirely online by experienced
journalists. The online program will include best practices in
covering companies, markets and the economy.
The graduate certificate, which can be completed within six months, is
designed for journalists globally who seek expertise in business
For more information and to apply, visit bizjournalism.asu.edu.
The certificate consists of five three-credit courses:
-- Issues in Coverage of Business and the Economy,
-- Critical Analysis of Business Journalism,
-- Better Business Storytelling,
-- Data in Business Journalism, and
-- Investigative Business Journalism.
Instructors include renowned journalists and teachers such as:
-- Andrew Leckey , Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism and
former syndicated investment columnist and CNBC anchor;
-- Steve Doig , Knight Chair in Journalism, Pulitzer Prize winner and
internationally recognized expert in data journalism; and
-- Robin J. Phillips , Reynolds Center digital director, nationally
known social-media strategy trainer and a former editor at
"Media outlets are looking for journalists with the necessary skills
and knowledge to produce quality business and economic coverage," said
Cronkite School Dean Christopher Callahan. "This graduate certificate
offers extraordinary preparation for careers as business reporters,
producers and anchors."
ABOUT THE REYNOLDS CENTER
Since 2003, the Reynolds Center has trained more than 20,000
journalists on how to cover business better through workshops,
webinars and its website, BusinessJournalism.org. The center has been
based at the Cronkite School since 2006 and is funded by the Donald W.
Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization founded in
1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, it has committed more than $145 million
nationwide through its Journalism Program.
ABOUT THE CRONKITE SCHOOL
The Cronkite School is a world leader in business journalism
education, offering a specialization at both the undergraduate and
graduate levels since 2009. Graduates have gone on to internships and
jobs at major media outlets, such as Bloomberg News, Thomson Reuters,
CNBC, MarketWatch, MSNBC.com and the Los Angeles Times.
Named after the longtime CBS anchor, the Cronkite School has been
recognized as a leader and innovator in journalism education by The
New York Times, The Times of London, American Journalism Review,
multiple journalism foundations and the Federal Communications
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For additional questions, emailCassandra Nicholson or call
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