About the Reynolds School of Journalism

The Reynolds School’s slogan is “All Things Media,” reflecting our positioning as a program that emphasizes not only the present and future of the news industry, but also encompasses strategic communication fields — such as advertising, public relations and integrated marketing. At the undergraduate level we prepare students for “multi-platform storytelling,” whether in the service of news, information or brand communication. Our master’s program prepares graduate students to develop new media firms, products and practices. The Reynolds School is one of 110 U.S. journalism and mass communication programs that are fully accredited. Our 20 faculty members include endowed chairs in media technology, media entrepreneurship, business journalism and media ethics. We partner with the College of Engineering around digital media innovation, with the College of Business around entrepreneurship and with the School of Medicine around health communication. Extracurricular programs include The Nevada Media Alliance, a student-produced multimedia news service that collaborates with the Reno Gazette-Journal, KNPB public television and Reno Public Radio to cover the Nevada Legislature and state government, including content in Spanish. Our student teams in advertising and public relations have won national and regional competitions.

Partners of the Reynolds School of Journalism include:

Our Mission

The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies is committed to fostering media innovation.

In a climate of disruptive transformation, we strive to link enduring values and practices to emerging forms of journalism and strategic communication. We prepare students for success and leadership in legacy and emerging media sectors through our teaching, our research and creative activity, and our engagement with the media professions and the community. Our educational emphasis is high tech, high touch, experiential and ethical.

Through our Center for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS), we analyze the changing media environment, and develop and document experiments in new models of media practice. In so doing, CAMS connects the Reynolds School to the broader global conversation about the future of news and strategic communication.