News21 is a national initiative to train a new generation of journalists capable of reshaping the news industry.
National News21 released a project in August 2012 that examined the impact of recent extensive changes in election laws and voting procedures in many states.
News21 now welcomes students from all journalism schools. Applications are due Nov. 1.
Student work has appeared in numerous national publications.
News21 stories and projects have been honored in multiple journalism awards contests.
Foundations support News21 fellows: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York have provided millions of dollars in funding for News21 since the program's inception in 2005. For a history of News21, go to http://cronkite.asu.edu/experience/news21.
Other support comes from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Hearst Foundations. The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation provides funding for six students each year from the Cronkite School and the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication to participate in News21. The Hearst Foundations' gift provides support for an additional three students to participate. For more information, visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/node/2615.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation joined forces in 2005 to launch News21 as a cornerstone of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education.
The program is headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
Nearly 500 top journalism students in the U.S. have participated in the landmark national initiative. Their work has appeared in major national publications, including The Washington Post, msnbc.com, the Center for Public Integrity and many others. It is also published on the news21.com website. The content is free under Creative Commons usage. Read more
Leonard Downie Jr., vice-president-at-large and former editor of The Washington Post, writes about how journalism schools are producing high-level reporting that is making its way into major news outlets.