The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies is highly regarded within the university, within the community, within the professional media community of Nevada and around the country. Members of the faculty serve in important roles on university committees, interact with media professionals throughout the state, and are active in national organizations such as the AEJMC, PRSA, RTNDA and SPJ.
The school serves as the venue for a variety of professional training programs. The Reynolds School of Journalism program has a tradition of strong professional orientation with an emphasis on hands-on skills training. Many professors have worked in journalistic fields, from broadcast to public relations. Many continue to be active in these pursuits. Instruction emphasizes professional skills and students are required to complete internships in their chosen journalistic fields.
This department founded the first chapter of Sigma Delta Chi (Society for Professional Journalists) in Nevada, as well as the Nevada State Press Association, the Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (and PRSSA), and the nation’s ninth chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national journalism honor society.
The Reynolds School of Journalism boasts six Pulitzer Prize winning graduates. Our students continue to win national competitions in the areas of advertising, photo and print journalism, among others. Enrollment at the school has grown steadily, with approximately 450 undergraduate majors and minors, and twenty master degree students.