Every great chapter must come to a close and with the Spring semester at ASU ending this week, that means it is time to wish farewell to our graduate students. Before they head off to jump-start their careers this summer we want to take one last opportunity to highlight some of their best work this past academic year.
A Chicago native with a passion for all things sports and an ability to produce stories that have a unique angle, Janaé has already jump-started her career as a producer. This semester Janaé has produced several podcasts for the Center while also covering a variety of sporting events for Cronkite Sports.
This summer, Janaé will be interning at AZ Family and then returning this fall to finish off her program at the Cronkite Sports Bureau in Phoenix before graduating in December. Read and listen to some of her best work below and keep on eye out for more from her here.
- The business of name, image, & likeness in college sports: Latest developments and challenges. NIL activity is still fairly new to the sports business industry. Here are some of the challenges the NCAA has had to address.
- Critical Race Theory: What happens to the books? Book bans are not just happening in schools; local libraries are being hit with the repercussions, which directly affect their business.
- Who lost this year’s Super Bowl? It could be the taxpayers. Phillips Erb breaks down how local taxpayers contribute to big sporting events but may not be seeing the dividends they were promised.
An investigative mindset is only the beginning of what Francesca has to offer as an investigative journalist. She is a storyteller, daring, articulate, and did we mention she speaks five languages?! We expect to see her work submitted for future Barlett and Steele awards as she continues to hold private companies accountable for their misdeeds.
Francesca will be graduating in December after working at News21 this summer and then the Howard Center this fall. Be sure to keep an eye on this rising star in investigative journalism.
- Using Google Images to find government contracts. Do you think you’re a pro at using Google? Business journalists can benefit from learning technical skills, like Boolean logic and open-source intelligence search techniques.
- Eight datasets, databases to pursue for business journalism story ideas. Business journalists stuck searching for story ideas always have one fail-proof recourse to turn to: datasets and databases.
- How to investigate your next apartment like a reporter. Are you looking for your next apartment? Take matters into your own hands by looking through public information for red flags.
To say Lauren is a talented writer is an understatement. Lauren’s writing is compelling, people-driven, and so eloquently crafted that it’s hard to look away from the page. She has written some truly amazing articles while working at the Reynolds Center, which is only a drop in the bucket of the amount of writing she has completed within her program.
This summer, Lauren will be in Washington D.C. covering the White House for the Cronkite News Bureau, before graduating at the end of the summer. Be sure to follow Lauren and what she does next.
- In antitrust we trust: What happens when companies get too big? Several massive companies may be in violation of antitrust laws where they “unreasonably deprive consumers of the benefits of competition.”
- What does it take to be financially independent? A lot of planning, apparently. Learning how to budget in your early 20s is scary and also necessary. Here are some tips to get you started.
- How AI has — and will continue to — change journalism. As companies opt for cheaper, possibly more efficient, yet less human-centered operations in newsrooms, what will it look like?