Center for Advanced Media Studies

The mission of the Center for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS) is to foster our understanding of how innovative media contributes to the public good.  Among the initiatives sponsored by CAMS are a monthly speaker series and research grants to Reynolds School faculty for research related to media innovation.

An Xiao Mina: Storytelling + Tech

March. 13, 2017

An Xiao Mina, an artist, author, and technologist from California. Mina is responsible for a product team at Meedan, where they work on translating social media and verifying news in real time. She’s also the co-founder of The Civic Beat, where she focuses on researching civic technology. Meedan also works with outlets such as Bellingcat, WITNESS and National Geographic’s Out of Eden Walk.

She spoke about how journalists can use these new tools to increase accuracy, streamline workflows and reach more people.

Laxalt Distinguished Writer, Richard Ford

Nov. 7, 2016

The University of Nevada, Reno and Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism, in partnership with Nevada Humanities, honored Richard Ford as the 2016 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

Richard Ford is an American novelist and short story writer. Ford is the author of eleven fiction books, including the New York Times best-selling Independence Day, Canada, and Let Me Be Frank With You. His short stories have been widely anthologized. He is a prolific essayist and journalist, writing often on politics for Le Monde, The Financial Times, the Frankfurter Allgemeibe Zeitung, and the Dagens Hyheter in Sweden.

His work has been translated into thirty languages, and has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Prix Femina in France, and in 2016, the Princess of Asturias Prize in Spain. He is a Mellon Professor in Humanities at Columbia University, and lives in East Boothbay, Maine, and Billings, Montana.

This program is also part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Councils in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes, and is supported by the Pulitzer Prizes Board.

The Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Program was established posthumously in 2001 to inspire new generations of writers in honor of Laxalt, who developed from news reporter to fiction and nonfiction author during his prolific career. Considered by many to be Nevada’s finest writer, Laxalt founded the University of Nevada Press and wrote 17 books, four of which were entered for the Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote for National Geographic and served as a professor in the University’s Reynolds School of Journalism for 18 years, teaching magazine writing and literary journalism.

Global Media Giants Panel

Nov. 17, 2016

Reynolds School Assistant Professor Ben Birkinbine sat down with co-editors Janet Wasko and Rodrigo Gomez to talk to Reynolds students about their latest book, Global Media Giants on Thursday, November 17. Wasko is the Knight Chair in Communication Research at the University of Oregon, and Gomez is the Associate Professor at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa.

Ryan Chittum, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Sept. 28, 2016

Chittum helped break the Panama Papers story for The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. ICIJ is a global network of more than 190 investigative journalists in more than 65 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories.

Reynolds School Diversity Fellow in Residence, Hugo Morales

Mar. 5, 2015

The Reynolds School of Journalism’s inaugural Diversity Fellow in Residence, Hugo Morales of Radio Bilingue, delivers “A History of Latino Community Radio” as part of the RSJ Center for Advanced Media Studies lecture series. He built a small community radio station for California farmworkers into a national Latino public media network. The RSJ Diversity Fellow in Residence program is supported by The Charles H. Stout Foundation and The McClatchy Company Foundation.

Gi Woong Yun

Yun, Gi Woong

Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Media Studies

Office location: RSJ 205 Office Phone: (775) 784-4192 Gi Woong Yun joined the Reynolds School in 2016 from Bowling Green State University. His research focuses on internet as media. The topics of Yun’s publications range from social psychological theories of communication, internet research methodology, social media, and social network analysis to big social media data […]