Author: Krysta Scripter

RSJ Grad’s Documentary on Child Abuse Wins Student Filmmaker of the Year at the Nevada Women’s Festival

Crystal Powell, a documentary student with Professor Kari Barber, recently won “Nevada Student Filmmaker of the Year” at the Nevada Women’s Film Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, March 26. Powell’s film, “Life’s Just Hard,” follows two child abuse survivors as they struggle to overcome their pasts, and learning there’s life after violence. The NWFF […]

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Some of the Best Journalism That Can be Done: Why Prof. Andrews is Teaching Investigative Journalism Next Fall.

Reynolds School Professor Caesar Andrews spent eight years working in newsrooms like the the Detroit Free Press as an executive editor. There that he saw two reporters successfully launch an investigative report that resulted in Detroit’s mayor resigning and ultimately being charged with corruption. Throughout his career, Andrews says he’s always known the importance of […]

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The Reynolds Speaker Series: Why Robots and Journalists Should Work Together

Technology and Journalism are obviously intertwined, but Meedan Director of Product An Xiao Mina says the real success is when the two work purposefully together. An Xiao Mina, Director of Product at Meedan, spoke to students and faculty on Tuesday as part of the Center for Media Studies talk series. Afterward she spoke at the […]

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PRSSA to host regional conference: PReimagined.

The Public Relations Student Society of Nevada has announced the PReimagined Conference at the Grand Sierra Resort this April, after successfully bidding to host the event at a conference in Indianapolis last October. Alison Gaulden, PRSSA Advisor and All Things Internship at the Reynolds School of Journalism, says PRSSA offers students a chance to practice […]

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The Intersection of Technology and Journalism: An Xiao Mina’s upcoming CAMS Talk

An Xiao Mina, an artist, author, and technologist from California, will be visiting the Reno Collective on March 13 as one of the speakers in the Center for Advanced Media Studies series. Mina is responsible for the team behind Meedan, where they work on translating social media and verifying news in real time. She’s also the […]

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What doing a Hackathon feels like (when you’ve never done one before)

I’ve never been to a Hackathon. I’ve never pitched a startup idea to potential investors. Last weekend I got to do both. MediaShift and the Reynolds School of Journalism partnered to present the 4th Annual MediaShift Journalism School Hackathon, where teams of students and faculty mentors teamed up to create and pitch a startup idea […]

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Professor Vanessa Vancour driven by storytelling and her Latina heritage

Yahoo. Noble Studios. Channel 4. Visitors Bureau. Reynolds School of Journalism. Noticiero Mòvil. Ted Talk. Somos Nevada. Vanessa Vancour may not have done it all, but she’s certainly done a lot. The Reynolds School professor is behind the bilingual news organization Noticiero Mòvil. She also just recently hosted a TedTalk in which she talked about […]

By Krysta Scripter | Faculty News . Noticiero Móvil
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Noticiero Móvil launches magazine “Somos Nevada” at Sierra Arts Foundation

Noticiero Móvil, the first bilingual news studio to come out of the Reynolds School of Journalism, launched its print publication, Somos Nevada, this week at the Sierra Arts Foundation. The magazine, which translates to “We are Nevada,” features several past and current students’ work with Noticiero Móvil in both Spanish and English. Professor Vanessa Vancour, […]

By Krysta Scripter | Events . Noticiero Móvil
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RSJ students and faculty to screen documentaries at Carson City Festival

Four student and faculty produced short documentaries will be screened at the Carson City International Film Weekend at the Bob Boldrick Theater inside the Carson Community Center. The work was produced last fall under Kari Barber’s short documentary class at the Reynolds School. Students divide into teams and spend the entire semester working on their […]

By Krysta Scripter | Events . Faculty News . Student Projects
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Did you miss The New York Times Editor Dean Baquet’s visit? Catch up here

Not even the rain and a rival basketball game could stop more than 200 people filing into the Nevada Museum of Art on Wednesday night. Students, faculty, media professionals and members of the public were all there to see the executive editor from one of the biggest newspapers in the country, The New York Times. Dean Baquet spoke on […]

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Sacramento Press Club announces $34,000 in scholarships for journalism students

Are you looking for financial aid? Are you from the Sacramento area? If so, we might have a few scholarships for you.  The Sacramento Press Club have announced they will award $34,000 in seven scholarships for journalism students, or journalism-related fields. Scholarships range from $4,000 to $8,000. If you’re transferring from a community college to […]

By Krysta Scripter | Internship & Career Advice
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What is “Wolf Pack What” and why you should join

No matter what your focus is at the Reynolds School of Journalism, there’s always a place for you to hone your skills and show what you can do. If you’re interested in digital video production and social media promotion, then Wolf Pack What is for you. Wolf Pack What launched at the beginning of this […]

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