News21 is a national initiative to train a new generation of journalists capable of reshaping the news industry.
Students from 18 universities investigate voter access and participation in a presidential election year.
News21 now welcomes students from all journalism schools. Applications are due Nov. 10.
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 foundations and philanthropic organizations that support the work of individual fellows. These include the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, the Peter Kiewit Foundation and Women & Philanthropy, part of the ASU Foundation.
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.