I'm a downtown Phoenix student who loves acting and performing. I want to end up on the big screen. Or the small screen. Or both. Yeah, let's go with both.
chrisclabaugh has written 14 posts for The Professional Confession

Radio, A Professional Sound Off

by Laura Sposato Radio. We use it to hear our favorite bands. We tune in to see what new gossip is being told. We rely on it during times of disaster and during rush hour. It tells us whether or not we should wear a jacket or sunglasses. We trust it to tell us who … Continue reading

Cronkite Tour

by Mei Prang and Will Argeros Journalism schools that provide hands-on experience will prepare students for a career in the broadcast industry.  Technology continues to advance in the industry, and it is essential for students to learn how to use the tools used at professional news organizations. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass … Continue reading

Life After Cronkite

by Mei Prang After going to school for so many years, finally being out in the “real world” can be a drastic change. Students are used to their routine of going to classes and working at their internship, but once they receive their college degree, what comes next? The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and … Continue reading

Behind The Scenes, Ahead of the Rest

by Chris Clabaugh Broadcast journalism is often one of the more popular forms of journalism, as opposed to print or photojournalism for example, because broadcasting offers something that other forms of news-giving do not: notoriety for the journalist. Broadcasting allows journalists to connect with their audience in a more immersive way by being brought almost … Continue reading

Is Entertainment News Real Journalism?

by Chris Clabaugh Entertainment news sources such as E! and TMZ are very popular among the general public and are often a heavy portion of the news diet people receive on a daily basis. However, entertainment journalism is often ridiculed for it’s lack of credibility and seemingly less important news items. Is entertainment news real … Continue reading

Phoenix News Stations

by Mei Prang and Laura Sposato Phoenix is a large market and there are several news stations in the city. The 12 News and Fox 10 News studios are two examples. The Cronkite School’s proximity to different news studios in Phoenix gives students the opportunity to get internships and to report stories that professional news … Continue reading

Cronkite Newswatch

by Laura Sposato NewsWatch is a student run newscast that airs weekdays on KAET 8.3 in Arizona.  It is a program that Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication prides itself on. News Director and Assistant Dean Mark Lodato said it prepares students for the path ahead in broadcast news. Each Semester new … Continue reading

Getting a Head Start: High School Broadcasting

by Will Argeros Experience is key in landing any job, especially in the competitive world of journalism. With record numbers enrolling in journalism schools, it becomes increasingly difficult to stand apart from the crowd. However, just being different doesn’t cut it anymore. NBC Sports broadcaster Bob Costas said that there isn’t a whole lot of … Continue reading

Top Journalism Schools

by Mei Prang If you want to be a broadcast journalist, it’s important to go to a school that allows you to get as much experience as possible. Having a degree is helpful, but taking advantage of the opportunities that your school offers is going to set you apart in this competitive industry. It’s difficult … Continue reading

Tips for Finding a Job After College

by Darby Fitzgerald With more students enrolling in journalism programs every day and more jobs in the industry being cut, the competition for college grads is fiercer than ever.  Recent grads are not only competing with other recent grads, but also with industry professionals who are out of work.  It’s important that while you’re in … Continue reading

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