International chief in journalism and digital media joins Cronkite Faculty to guide initiative for working professionals, ability seekers


Sree Sreenivasan, an internationally acclaimed journalist, digital media government and educator, will be a part of Arizona State College’s Walter Cronkite Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication to guide a brand new skilled schooling and expertise coaching initiative.

Beginning on July 1, Sreenivasan will function managing director of CronkitePro, which is able to handle the coaching wants of journalism and communications professionals, or their corporations, and finally ship a collection of choices for non-degree seekers. He shall be primarily based at the ASU Barrett & O’Connor Washington Heart in Washington, D.C.

An achieved digital media professional, Sreenivasan has skilled journalists, entrepreneurs, corporations, nonprofit organizations and executives all over the world. He’s at present the inaugural Marshall R. Loeb Visiting Professor of Digital Innovation and Viewers Engagement at Stony Brook College, named for the influential editor of Fortune and Cash magazines. Sreenivasan will be a part of the Cronkite Faculty on July 1.

Sreenivasan is CEO and co-founder of Digimentors, a digital and virtual-events consulting firm. He has hosted a number of exhibits through the pandemic, interviewing greater than 600 specialists, physicians, nurses, and scientists to fight misinformation and supply correct details about the worldwide disaster. He has served as chief digital officer of three main establishments: Columbia College, the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, and the Metropolis of New York. He was named the world’s most influential chief digital officer in 2014 by CDO Membership. 

Sree Sreenivasan

“I’ve lengthy been an admirer of the Cronkite Faculty for its revolutionary approaches to journalism schooling,” Sreenivasan mentioned. “To affix the school and to guide CronkitePro is an honor that far exceeds what I might have dreamed of rising up watching Walter Cronkite inform us ‘and that’s the best way it’s.’” 

In 2015, Quick Firm named Sreenivasan one of many 100 most inventive folks in enterprise, and in 2010, he was named one of many 35 most influential folks in social media by the Poynter Institute.

“The challenges going through our society mandate that we offer entry to journalism and communications expertise to as many individuals as attainable, in as many modalities as attainable,” mentioned Battinto L. Batts Jr, dean of the Cronkite Faculty. 

CronkitePro is impressed by ASU’s Studying Enterprise, which designs applications to serve learners in any respect levels in life in varied disciplines to handle workforce wants and societal challenges. 

“Sree Sreenivasan, who’s a well known and related practitioner with immense experience and expertise, is the proper particular person to guide Cronkite’s efforts on this house,” Batts mentioned. “We look ahead to collaborating intently with trade companions and different people to design programming and choices that handle sensible and particular wants delivering the excellence anticipated from Cronkite and ASU.”

Sreenivasan labored on the school of the Columbia College Graduate Faculty of Journalism from 1993 to 2013 as a professor {of professional} follow, instructing programs on new media, internet design, and social media within the follow of journalism, in addition to media entrepreneurship. In 2005, he was named dean of scholars, overseeing student-oriented applications, and was later appointed dean of pupil affairs, supervising admissions, pupil companies and profession companies.

In 1994, Sreenivasan co-founded SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Affiliation. In 1999, he was the founding administrator of the On-line Journalism Awards for ONA, the On-line Information Affiliation.

About CronkitePro

The Cronkite Faculty’s acclaimed “instructing hospital” mannequin of schooling has been tailored to supply professionals hands-on instruction and real-world coaching below the steerage of high trade leaders. Cronkite permits professionals in media and communications to speed up their careers and develop their ability units. By means of occasions and applications, attendees will achieve new expertise and keep updated on the newest trade developments. Be taught extra about CronkitePro and register for the upcoming coaching notifications at cronkite.asu.edu/cronkitepro. 

Concerning the Cronkite Faculty
The Walter Cronkite Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State College is widely known as one of many nation’s premier skilled journalism applications and has obtained worldwide approval for its revolutionary use of the “instructing hospital” mannequin. Rooted within the time-honored values that characterize its namesake — accuracy, duty, objectivity, integrity — the college fosters journalistic excellence and ethics in each the classroom and in its 13 skilled applications that totally immerse college students within the follow of journalism and associated fields. Arizona PBS, one of many nation’s largest public tv stations, is a part of Cronkite, making it the most important media outlet operated by a journalism faculty on this planet. Be taught extra at cronkite.asu.edu. 



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