News 21: Reporting on a Changing America

best practices

Leading experts in visual storytelling, social media, data and search share their expertise with students at News21 seminars.

Voting Wars

Students from 18 universities investigate voter access and participation in a presidential election year.

Join the Team

News21 now welcomes students from all journalism schools. Applications are due Nov. 10.

Partners

Student work has appeared in numerous national publications.

Awards

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 https://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.

Big Journalism On Campus (PDF)

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.

Tools for Excellent Digital Storytelling

Presentation by Ellyn Angelotti, interactivity editor of Poynter Online and a faculty member at The Poynter Institute.


Visualizing Complex Storytelling

Presentation by Richard Koci Hernandez, assistant professor at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and Emmy Award-winning visual journalist.


 

Diving into Data

Presentation by Edwin Bender, executive director of the National Institute on Money in State Politics


Innovation in Storytelling

Presentation by Rob Curley, executive editor of the Las Vegas Sun


Social Media Best Practices

Presentation by Dawn Gilpin, assistant professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University

 


SEO Best Practices

Presentation by Jennifer Grappone and Gradiva Couzin of Gravity Search Marketing

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Strategizing for Multimedia

Presentation by Amy Webb, CEO of Webbmedia Group

Interactive Narratives

Presentation by Gabriel Dance, chief multimedia producer for The New York Times

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Investigative Reporting and Database Analysis

Presentation by Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University


 

How Does Search Work?

Presentation by Arnie Kuenn and Michael Schwartz of Vertical Measures Internet marketing company


 

Cool Tools

Presentation by Mark Luckie, blogger and producer of “10,000 Words: Where Journalism and Technology Meet”

Big Journalism On Campus

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.