The Interactive Journalism program started in the summer of 2006, the inspiration of Cole Campbell, then dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism. Cole’s vision for the program was about inventing forms of journalism that matter:
Everything we do as journalists is informed by the way we think: how we think journalism works, how we think people use journalism, how we think the individuals and institutions that journalists cover operate. If the way we think no longer matches the changing world, our journalism will be off-kilter.
Since that time, much has changed in the relationship between journalism and the public. The evolution of networked media communication requires new conceptions of journalism and new forms and practices. Our program prepares students to think about journalism as a way to solve public problems; as a form of communication that helps people with ‘jobs to be done’ as Clay Christensen describes it.
Faculty involved in the graduate program include:
Caesar Andrews, Leonard Distinguished Professor in Ethics and Writing
Kari Barber, M.F.A., Assistant Professor, Electronic Media
Ben Birkinbine, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Larry Dailey, M.A., Reynolds Chair of Media Technology
Alan Deutschman, Associate Professor, Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism
Todd Felts, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Public Relations
Howard Goldbaum, M.A., Associate Professor, Interactive Media, Director of Graduate Studies
Katherine Hepworth, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Visual Communication
Donica Mensing, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Academic Chair
Al Stavistsky, Ph.D., Dean
The University of Nevada, Reno, is situated at the edge of the Sierra Nevada, 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, spectacular desert, the Mount Rose Wilderness area and world class ski resorts.
We’re a campus of 15,000 students ranked in the top 250 of all campuses in the United States. The Reynolds School of Journalism is one of the oldest accredited journalism schools in the country and counts six Pulitizer prize winners among its alumni.
Further information about the program is available from Reynolds School Graduate Director Howard Goldbaum, 775-784-4434.