Cronkite School's Reynolds Center Offers 1st Online Graduate Certificate in Business Journalism



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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

Journalism.

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

journalism.

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

BusinessWeek Online.

"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

Commission.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Visit bizjournalism.asu.edu.

For additional questions, emailCassandra Nicholson or call

602-496-9189.

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