The scholars and Retha Hill in the audio studio

United by a shared passion for journalism –  Inform, Inspire and Engage (IIE)

The SUSI Scholar 2024 program is an intensive learning experience. It goes far beyond traditional academic boundaries. The program delves into a diverse array of topics designed to inform, inspire and engage. Hosted by the prestigious Cronkite school of Journalism and Mass Communication…
The scholars pose for a group photo in front of the 4th floor mural, under a sign reading "We are #CronkiteNation"

On Localized Initiatives and Shared Experiences

From media literacy, para-social relationships with personalities, and generative AI, to community journalism, the conversations with Dr. Kristy Roschke, Director of the Cronkite School’s News Co/Lab, became an invitation for SUSI scholars to engage in a collaborative discourse on media…
The front façade of the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix on a sunny day

NOT JUST A FAD: How Cronkite’s innovation keeps sports journalism alive and kicking

As we set foot into the majestic Footprint Center, home to the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, the sheer grandeur of the arena was undeniable. Named after its sponsor, Footprint, an environmental-based tech company dedicated to eliminating single-use plastics, the arena…
News12 reporter Brahm Gesnik speaks to the SUSI scholars about covering Arizona politics in turbulent times

Journalists and Judges Under the Scrutiny of Public Opinion

Although it may seem hard to believe, journalists and judges share similar challenges when it comes to credibility. Anyone who dislikes an investigative report or a court ruling points directly to questioning the prestige of the professional behind it. For…