News 21: Reporting on a Changing America


News21 shares content and approaches developed over six years of innovative teaching and storytelling.


News21 prepares students through a combination of an in-depth spring seminar on a selected topic followed by an intensive summer reporting experience. Here we share some of what we’ve learned.

What News21 Can Do for Your Students

More than 4,000 students have completed the News21 program since 2006. Those students have gone on to careers as investigative reporters, multimedia producers and technology innovators for media organizations around the world.

"Big Journalism on Campus"

Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post and News21 professor, provides a glimpse inside News21.

Join Our Team

Send your students to the News21 program at ASU.

Eight easy steps

Setting Up a Program

News21 offers eight steps for setting up a program in your school.

The News21 Seminar

The News21 seminar prepares students for their reporting projects.

The News21 Newsroom

Here are some tips on how to create a newsroom where innovation matters.