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I would highly recommend Arizona State University, specifically the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, to anyone who is interested. The staff are all professionals currently or recently in the field, and highly regarded professionals. Not only do you learn the required material, but you are able to receive real-world applications of course material. All of the school staff encourage and support students to succeed. Upon graduation, each student has at least one professional experience, and has been presented with multiple opportunities career-wise, for leadership, and community involvement. This school is invested in the students, and I am incredibly glad that I was able to attend such a dedicated, renowned university.
I chose Arizona State University knowing that the journalism program at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication was consistently ranked "Top 10" in the nation. The school more than delivered my expectations in a journalism program. The professors were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the subjects we studied and I was constantly immersed in opportunities to better myself professionally to become competitive in the field upon my graduation. I wouldn't have chosen to go anywhere else.
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication teaches students a variety of skills that makes them marketable for the ever-changing journalism industry. Classes such as the Future and Business of Journalism and Media Law prepare students for a rigorous and tulmutuous media landscape.
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is an amazing school. It's relatively new, so they have pretty up-to-date technologies. They really emphasize internships, and most people graduate with about 6 internships, although only one is required to graduate. I had one every semester after my freshman year. However, it is not a good fit for everybody. They give the most opportunities to students wanting to be on-air anchors for traditional news or sports. There is very little focus on print or other focuses of journalism like politics or sciences, so another school might be better for those interested in non-local news. They dabble into new media strategies online like VR, AR and drone footage, but students do not typically walk away with these skills. Basically if it wouldn't be used on TV news, they don't focus on it. However, the school makes up for it in terms of flexibility. ASU encourages students to take classes outside of their major and attend any of its campuses. In fact, the Cronkite school made it easy for me to graduate with two minors and still stay on track to graduate in four years with ease. I didn't plan on taking the extra classes, but I had a great advisor who encouraged me to do so, and I'm forever glad that I did.
My experience at Arizona State University was much more than I could have possibly hoped for. The school not only provided me with an excellent education, but it also has gifted me with a worldly view and perspective. Despite being known as a "party school", Arizona State holds itself to the highest standards. Every staff member that I studied under was highly qualified and knowledgable in their field. With nearly 100,000 students, ASU has a very cultured feel. I definitely recommend applying to potential students.