ASU Cronkite School opens registration for media sales training program

February 23, 2015

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication are accepting applications for an intensive 10-day media sales training program this summer for recent college graduates.

For the second year, the Cronkite School is hosting the Media Sales Institute June 7-16. The residential program brings graduates of diverse backgrounds to the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus to prepare them for media sales careers in the broadcast industry. Media Sales Institute Download Full Image

The Media Sales Institute, supported by the GM Foundation and Gannett Foundation, provides sales training seminars as well as mentorship and networking opportunities with leading broadcast industry professionals. Up to 30 fellows will be accepted and receive a Media Sales Certification as well as transportation, housing and meals at no cost.

The institute culminates in a job fair with more than 20 local and national media outlets. Last year, media companies included CBS Radio, Clear Channel, FOX, Meredith, NBC, Raycom Media, Scripps and Univision. Recent and soon-to-be college graduates must apply by March 15 at

“The Media Sales Institute opens doors for highly motivated individuals,” said Marcellus Alexander, president of the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF). “We value our partnership with ASU and look forward to working together in preparing tomorrow’s media sales professionals for successful careers in a rapidly evolving media landscape.”

ASU is one of a few select institutions to host this event. Florida A&M University, Howard University and Ohio University are the other universities holding Media Sales Institutes in 2015.

According to Mark Lodato, Cronkite School assistant dean and news director, the institute provides the skills necessary to thrive in today’s broadcast media jobs.

“The Media Sales Institute offers world-class sales training and an outlet for media companies searching for top-tier candidates for entry-level sales positions,” said Lodato, who leads the program. “We are excited once again to partner with the NABEF, a leader in promoting diversity in our industry.”

Reporter , ASU Now


ASU Insight: Future of War Conference panel - How Should We Adjust the Laws of War to Address the Changing Nature of Conflict

February 24, 2015

The Future of War Project explores the social, political, economic, and cultural implications of the changing nature of war and conflict. This interdisciplinary partnership links New America, a D.C.-based think tank and civil engagement enterprise, and Arizona State University, one of the nation’s largest and most innovative public research universities. The project is led by Peter Bergen — Vice President, Director of Studies at New America, and a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University — and Daniel Rothenberg — Professor of Practice at Arizona State University and a Fellow at New America — and involves journalists, technologists, historians, social scientists, former military and counterterrorism officials, international law scholars, and experts in defense policy and global politics. seated panel discussion Future of War Conference panel discussion. Download Full Image

The goals of the project include describing the future of warfare as it evolves over the next decade and beyond, predicting its likely impact on the state and other forms of social organization, and developing new paradigms for understanding and addressing armed conflict and systematic violence. The initiative engages multiple topics, including the evolution of autonomous weapons systems, the emergence of increasingly sophisticated and widespread surveillance technologies, the militarization of cyberspace and outer space, and the democratization of terror and mechanisms of mass destruction. The project also considers ethnic and sectarian tensions, demographic shifts, competition over resources, climate change, and other global changes as key drivers of war and conflict.

Rosa Brooks (moderator) – Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; Senior Fellow, International Security Program; ASU Future of War Fellow, New America

William C. Banks – Distinguished Professor of Law; Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University

Laura A. Dickinson – Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School; ASU Future of War Fellow, New America

Major General Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., USAF (Ret.) – Professor of the Practice of Law; Executive Director, Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security, The Duke University School of Law

Naz K. Modirzadeh – Founding Director, Program on International Law and Armed Conflict,
Harvard Law School

Ken Fagan

Videographer, ASU Now