Application Window Now Open for The Editorial Integrity and Leadership Initiative

The Cronkite School at Arizona State University is seeking applicants for the Editorial Integrity and Leadership Initiative, which will provide training for 100 editors to strengthen their ability to lead public media’s growing newsrooms and collaborations while upholding the highest editorial standards. 

The training program will help you assess your current editorial and leadership skills, set goals for improvement, and launch you on a 100-day journey of interactive learning. The course begins and ends with sessions at the Cronkite School and includes training on editorial standards, strategic partnerships, data reporting, and developing your leadership style. All expenses are paid.

“Skilled, effective editors are vital to the success of public media’s journalism as they oversee the development of content that informs our country’s civil discourse,” said Kathy Merritt, CPB’s senior vice president of journalism and radio. “This initiative will combine training on the principles of editorial integrity and leadership in today’s challenging media environment – where the news is more fast-paced than ever, delivered across more platforms than ever, and where the margin for error is smaller than ever.”

At the Cronkite School, the faculty and coaches will design a customized curriculum of onsite and virtual training, supported by ongoing mentoring and coaching. Topics will include editorial integrity, strategic partnerships, multi-platform editing, data reporting, audience-first engagement as well as metrics.

The Cronkite School will recruit and select applicants for the initiative, with the goal of identifying journalists from a wide range of backgrounds to participate. The program is being led by Julia Wallace, the Cronkite School’s Frank Russell Chair and former editor-in-chief of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The initiative is funded by a $1.1 million grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The application deadline is January 1, 2019. Details on how to apply can be found here.