• ASU Media Enterprise creates and hosts innovative projects that are changing the way news and media is used and shared.

Inspiration. Innovation. Information.

ASU Media Enterprise is a nonprofit, nonpartisan knowledge community that empowers, engages and educates those we serve with the information they need to succeed as leaders and equal participants in our democracy.


ASU Media Enterprise's public service mission seeks to share stories that enlighten and enrich communities and focus on topics ranging from science and technology to the arts and social change.


These stories come from ASU Media Enterprise’s various partners and include outside publications from our school and staff.

Why is it so Hard to Mourn the Vast Number of COVID Dead?

An empathy scientist reveals how our brains get in the way of comprehending calamity on this scale. 


These podcasts come from ASU Media Enterprise’s various partners and include outside publications from our school and staff.


Mi-Ai Parrish

Mi-Ai Parrish is the Sue Clark-Johnson Professor of Media Innovation and Leadership at the Cronkite School, and is managing director of the ASU Media Enterprise. She is known nationally as a newsroom leader, having served as publisher of The Arizona Republic, president and publisher of The Kansas City Star and president and publisher of The Idaho Statesman. Follow Mi-Ai on Twitter @publishorperish

Diana Ayton-Shenker

Diana Ayton-Shenker is CEO of Leonardo, the International Society for Arts, Sciences, and Technology; Executive Director of ASU-Leonardo Initiative, and ASU Professor of Practice jointly appointed at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and the School of Arts, Media, & Engineering. She is author and editor of four books, most recently "A New Global Agenda: Priorities, Practices, & Pathways of the International Community;" founding CEO of social ventures Global Momenta, andthe Fast Forward Fund

Sarah Rothbard

Sarah Rothbard is editor-in-chief of Zócalo Public Square. She was most recently associate editorial director at Center Theatre Group, one of the country’s largest nonprofit theatres. Until 2015 she was the editor and associate publisher of Zócalo, and since then she has served as book prize editor. She began her career at Alfred A. Knopf and W. W. Norton.

Luis Bonilla

Luis Bonilla is a digital marketing professional, specializing in organic search and digital audience development. He leads the Cronkite School’s Digital Audiences Lab, guiding students on how to research and define audience data for real-word clients. Previously, Bonilla was the digital services architect, ticket sales for the Phoenix Suns and helped with strategy and execution of multiple digital channels, including search engine optimization, website analytics, and social media.

Adrienne Fairwell

Adrienne Fairwell, a proven media leader with years of communications and public television experience, has been named general manager of Arizona PBS. She is the first African-American to lead the station in its 60-year history. She comes from South Carolina Educational TV and Public Radio, where she has served as assistant general manager and vice president of marketing and community development during the past three years.

Moira Shourie

Moira Shourie is the executive director of Zócalo Public Square. She was an executive at MTV Networks International and the launch music programmer for MTV India. Previously, she was part of the startup team that launched Outlook, now one of India’s most widely read news magazines.

Lisa Margonelli

Lisa Margonelli is Senior Editor at Issues in Science and Technology. She is the author of Oil on the Brain: Petroleum’s Long Strange Trip to Your Tank (2007) and Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology (2018). Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, Slate’s Future Tense, Pacific Standard, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications.

Steven Beschloss

Steven Beschloss is a Senior Director of Narrative Development, professor of practice at the Walter Cronkite School, director of ASU’s Narrative Storytelling Initiative, and Narratives lead for the Global Futures Laboratory. His articles and essays have been published by The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Smithsonian, The New Republic, Times Higher Ed, and many others. His most recent book is The Gunman and His Mother: Lee Harvey Oswald, Marguerite Oswald and the Making of an Assassin.

Torie Bosch

Torie Bosch is the editor of Future Tense, a joint collaboration between Slate magazine, Arizona State University, and New America that examines emerging technologies and the questions they raise for public policy and society. She was the co-editor of the anthologies What Future: The Year’s Best Ideas to Reclaim, Reanimate, and Reinvent Our Future (Unnamed Press, 2017) and Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow (Unnamed Press, 2019).

Jason Lloyd

Jason Lloyd is the managing editor of Issues in Science and Technology. He was previously the journal’s book review editor, and was the managing editor of the Rightful Place of Science book series.


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