Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Faculty Honors Advisors

A-C: Senior Associate Dean Kristin Gilger
Office Hours: 
W 3p - 4p

D-H: Professor Marianne Barrett
Office Hours FHA2: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 - 4 p.m. Cronkite 385, By appt MWF

I-M: Senior Associate Dean Kristin Gilger

N-R: Associate Professor Joseph Russomanno
S-Z: Professor of Practice Mark Hass
Office Hours FHA5: 
Tempe: Tuesdays, or by appointment, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. BAC 460, Downtown: Wednesdays, or by appointment, 12p – 1:30 p.m., Cronkite 381

Student Profile: 
Bailey Netsch

Bailey Netsch

Honors student Bailey Netsch found a way to combine journalism and research in her honors thesis, which consisted of documentary storytelling, backed up with academic research documents. She spread out her thesis work over two years, taking advantage of an opportunity to travel to Croatia to work with students there on a reporting project. “I absolutely loved the thesis process, which I understand sounds weird,” Bailey said. “But I loved seeing my idea come to life over two years.” After graduating with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years as part of the Cronkite 4+1 program, she hopes to pursue work abroad through the U.S. State Department. She advises students to pursue a thesis about which they are passionate. “If you are passionate about what you are studying, your work will be so much better and useful in the future,” she said. “My thesis has given me an edge up in every professional situation I’ve been in.”