Last week a group of students from The Reynolds School visited top editors and writers at leading media organizations in San Francisco on a trip led by Alan Deutschman, professor and Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism. Eight students participated in the trip after having been selected through an application process. Students participating included: Sage Leehey, Cambria Roth, Brad Rassler, Katherine Sawicki, Melissa McMorran, Molly Radford, Erin Meyering, and Riley Snyder.

This is the third time that Professor Deutschman has led an overnight visit to San Francisco to introduce students to top media professionals. The trip is free to students thanks to generous funding from the Reynolds Foundation for the Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism.

Highlights of the trip include:

  • Sitting in on the morning editors meeting at the San Francisco Chronicle and talking with Nevada alumna Kristen Go, the paper’s City Hall editor, as well as veteran reporter Kevin Fagan and travel section co-editor Jennifer Blot.
  • Visiting Fortune magazine to talk with writer J.P. Mangalindan as well as reporter Chanelle Bessette, who graduated from Nevada earlier this year after completing her honors thesis in journalism with Professor Deutschman.
  • Talking with Bloomberg BusinessWeek writer Brad Stone about his upcoming book on Amazon.com and his experiences covering leading Silicon Valley companies such as Apple and Google.
  • Chatting with editor-in-chief Jon Steinberg at San Francisco Magazine.
  • Touring Wired magazine with senior editor Caitlin Roper; and
  • Lunching at the San Francisco Writers Grotto with authors including Laura Fraser (far left of the photo) as well as Fred Vogelstein, Yukari Iwatani Kane, and Christopher Cook.