Sree Sreenivasan Will Lead a New Professional Education and Skills Training Initiative at the Cronkite School of Journalism

From a story on cronkite.asu.edu headlined “Global leader in journalism and digital media joins Cronkite School to lead initiative for working professionals, skill seekers”:

Sree Sreenivasan, an internationally acclaimed journalist, digital media executive and educator, will join Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to lead a new professional education and skills training initiative.

Sreenivasan will serve as managing director of CronkitePro, which will address the training needs of journalism and communications professionals, or their companies, and eventually deliver a suite of offerings for non-degree seekers. He will be based at the ASU Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center in Washington, D.C.

Sreenivasan has trained journalists, entrepreneurs, companies, nonprofit organizations and executives around the world. He is currently the inaugural Marshall R. Loeb Visiting Professor of Digital Innovation and Audience Engagement at Stony Brook University, named for the editor of Fortune and Money magazines. Sreenivasan will join the Cronkite School on July 1.

Sreenivasan is CEO and co-founder of Digimentors, a digital and virtual-events consulting company. He has hosted multiple shows during the pandemic, interviewing more than 600 experts, physicians, nurses, and scientists to combat misinformation and provide accurate information about the global crisis. He has served as chief digital officer of three major institutions: Columbia University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the City of New York. He was named the world’s most influential chief digital officer in 2014 by CDO Club….

In 2015, Fast Company named Sreenivasan one of the 100 most creative people in business, and in 2010, he was named one of the 35 most influential people in social media by the Poynter Institute.

“The challenges facing our society mandate that we provide access to journalism and communications skills to as many people as possible, in as many modalities as possible,” said Battinto L. Batts Jr, dean of the Cronkite School.

CronkitePro is inspired by ASU’s Learning Enterprise, which designs programs to serve learners at all stages in life in various disciplines to address workforce needs and societal challenges….

Sreenivasan worked on the faculty of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism from 1993 to 2013 as a professor of professional practice, teaching courses on new media, web design, and social media in the practice of journalism, as well as media entrepreneurship. In 2005, he was named dean of students, overseeing student-oriented programs, and was later appointed dean of student affairs, supervising admissions, student services and career services.

In 1994, Sreenivasan co-founded SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association. In 1999, he was the founding administrator of the Online Journalism Awards for ONA, the Online News Association.

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