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RSJ graduating seniors Lauren Huneycutt, Shelby Wilburn and Iris Wang reflect on their time at the RSJ before graduation.

Who’s Graduating from the Reynolds School?

Three graduating seniors reflect on their time at The Reynolds School. They participated in a fun question and answer session with student writer Rachel Yates. Read all about it and congratulations to all Class of 2015 graduates!

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Experience “All Around Reno” using a Head Mounted Display

In addition to creating virtual-reality (VR) environments for display on computers and hand-held devices, students in the Journalism 313 (Photojournalism) class are experimenting with immersive VR environments for use in a head mounted display (HMD). While HMD technology is still in its infancy, the acquisition of the Oculus Rift by Facebook in 2014 brought the attention of technologists, stock analysts, and the general public to this new frontier of mediated experience.

Fifteen Reynolds School students were inducted into the Kappa Tau Alpha honors society at the 2015 Savitt  Awards Banquet.

$146,650 worth of awards, scholarships given to students at 2015 Savitt Awards Banquet

The Reynolds School hosted the 2015 Savitt Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 5, in the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom. The banquet honors high achieving journalism students by awarding scholarships and acknowledging the programs outstanding students. A total of 67 scholarships funded by 44 donors were awarded to 55 students for a total of $146,650. Additionally, 11 students were recognized for their outstanding work in their specific areas of study with cash awards.

Nevada Media Alliance Coordinator, Vanessa Vancour (standing), works with Reynolds School senior Ashton Blake (seated) in the News Studio. Blake is getting ready to record a news video regarding a bill that died in the 2015 Nevada legislative session affecting transgender students. This semester Alliance students are reporting on the 2015 Nevada legislative session.

Reynolds School wins $35,000 Online News Association Challenge Fund Grant

Grant supports new focus in training students, empowering and leveraging their cultural expertise to play a role in media innovation

The 2015 IMC Team poses for a group selfie at the District 14 American Advertising Federation’s District 14 National Student Advertising Competition (Photo from the competition submitted by Devan Underwood)

Strong district-level finish for IMC team

Integrated Marketing Communication group’s ‘edgy creative’ earns second place in annual competition

Alexa Ard was selected to participate in the highly competitive and prestigious 2015 Carnegie-Knight News21 Program. She joins 28 other top journalism students from 19 universities leading an investigation into the issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana as part of the News21 national multimedia investigative reporting initiative.

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Reynolds School Student-Journalist Participates in Prestigious News21 Program

The Reynolds School’s very own Alexa Ard was selected to participate in the highly competitive and prestigious 2015 Carnegie-Knight News21 Program. She joins 28 other top journalism students from 19 universities leading an investigation into the issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana as part of the News21 national multimedia investigative reporting initiative.

Vanessa Vancour, RSJ Nevada Media Alliance coordinator, works with her team at Arizona State University's 2nd Annual Hackathon

RSJ Students and Faculty Participate in National Hackathon Competition

Reynolds School faculty Vanessa Vancour and Larry Dailey attended ASU’s 2nd Annual Hackathon accompanied by graduate students Ryan Smith and Alex Gurevich, as well as undergraduate students Katie Sawicki and Brendan Aguiar, to work in teams to create content for the competition’s mission. The goal was to create lasting media-related projects to reach underserved communities. The competition, hosted at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix, Ariz. and coordinated by PBS Mediashift, took place Friday Feb. 27 through Sunday March 1.

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