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Christopher Callahan

Vice Provost/Dean & Professor
Journalism & Mass Comm
Administrative Staff
Mail Code: 2020

CRONK 302 555 N. Central Ave. Suite 302 (Map)


Christopher Callahan is the founding Dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He came to ASU in August 2005 from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, where he served as associate dean. Callahan has brought to campus the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, created the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, the Cronkite Institute for High School Journalism and the New Media Innovation Lab, expanded the school’s student television newscast, led the design of a new undergraduate curriculum and developed a new intensive professional master’s program. He also launched Cronkite News Service, started a multimedia reporting program with The Arizona Republic’s and created a minority fellowship program with CBS5 and the Meredith Corp.

Callahan is currently leading the national News21 Initiative, a 12-school program aimed at transforming journalism education, and is overseeing the creation of specializations in business journalism and Latino issues coverage. He also led planning for the Cronkite School’s new 225,000-square foot home, which opened in August in downtown Phoenix. Callahan is the author of “A Journalist's Guide to the Internet,” now in its third edition. In 2004 he led a joint study by Maryland and UNITY: Journalists of Color Inc. that explored the lack of racial diversity in the Washington press corps. Before entering journalism education, Callahan was a correspondent for The Associated Press in Washington D.C., and other bureaus in the Northeast. He is a graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Boston University’s School of Public Communication.


Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JMC 110 Principls & Hist of Journalism

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JMC 110 Principls & Hist of Journalism

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Callahan,Christopher * . Local Journalism Center Video Production. SDSU FDN (5/19/2015 - 9/30/2016).
  2. Callahan,Christopher . Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program - Enhancement Workshop. INST OF INTERNATL EDUCATION (10/30/2014 - 6/30/2015).
  3. Callahan,Christopher * . Donald W Reynolds Business Reporting Bureau (ASUF 30006204). ASU FDN (7/1/2014 - 6/30/2018).
  4. Callahan,Christopher * . Finding the Middle Ground (ASUF 30006274). ASU FDN (4/14/2014 - 9/30/2015).
  5. Callahan,Christopher * . PIN Bureau and Education Hub: Finding the Middle Ground (ASUF 30005848). ASU FDN (12/1/2013 - 12/31/2016).
  6. Callahan,Christopher * . News 21. CARNEGIE CORP OF NY (7/1/2011 - 9/30/2012).
  7. Callahan,Christopher * Silcock,B William . Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program. INST OF INTERNATL EDUCATION (4/1/2010 - 6/30/2015).
  8. Callahan,Christopher * . News 21. KNIGHT FDN (7/1/2008 - 9/30/2015).
  9. Callahan,Christopher * . News 21. CARNEGIE CORP OF NY (7/1/2008 - 9/30/2013).
  10. Smith,Jacqueline Vella * , Boradkar,Prasad , Boradkar,Prasad , Callahan,Christopher , Callahan,Christopher , Cannella,Albert , Crow,Michael M , De Los Santos,Kimberly Amber , Essig,Linda , Gillmore,Mary Louise Rogers , Hoffman,Dennis L , Hoffman,Dennis L , Jurik,Nancy C , Jurik,Nancy C , Lobo,Jose A , Melnyk,Bernadette Mazurek , Phillips,Elizabeth Deutsch , Regier,Philip Roger , Rikakis,Thanassis , Rosen,Julia Karen , Shafer,Terri , Van Der Leeuw,Sander , . University as Entrepreneur. KAUFFMAN FDN (1/24/2007 - 6/30/2012).

* principal investigator

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