Faculty News

The Reynolds School of Journalism Expands Visual Communication Track with addition of Amber Walsh, Lecturer of Visual Design

In a flurry of new additions, the Reynolds School is welcoming designer Amber Walsh, MFA, as a lecturer of visual design. Walsh looks forward to teaching her students how visual design and communication works in conjunction with journalism, noting that the two have become increasingly intertwined. “There are so many parallels between visual communication and […]

By Alexa Solis | Faculty News

The Reynolds School Welcomes Ezequiel Korin as Assistant Professor of Spanish Language Studies

Story by Alexis Solis, Reynolds School Marketing Assistant The Reynolds School of Journalism welcomes Ezequiel Korin to its faculty as an Assistant Professor of Spanish Language Studies. Korin will play an instrumental role in the development of the Reynolds School’s forthcoming Spanish Language Media program. Korin has almost 20 years of experience in communication field, […]

By Alexa Solis | Faculty News . RSJ Updates . Uncategorized

Professor Jake Highton – A Remembrance

The Reynolds School community is mourning the loss of Professor Emeritus Jake Highton, who died yesterday at age 86. Jake taught in the School for 30 years before retiring as professor emeritus in 2011. Beloved by former students as a challenging but caring professor, Jake remained active as a journalist until his final days, publishing […]


Attn: Graduate Students, Coming This Summer – Communicating Innovation

This course represents a partnership between the Journalism School and the College of Engineering. It is part of the course offerings in the renewable energy graduate certificate program but it also has included MBA students who took part to better identify ways to communicate complex technological and scientific ideas and innovations. This class is designed for students in the […]


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

Reynolds School 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

Why should you participate in Media Shift’s Bots and Chatbots hackathon? Mignon Fogarty has some thoughts.

The 4th Annual Journalism School Media Shift Hackathon is rapidly approaching and you might be thinking to yourself – “why should I spend a weekend of my life in the InNEVation center messing around with bots, I can’t even code.” Good news, you don’t need to code and the weekend promises to be a fun, […]


Reynolds School Instructor Wins Big At AIGA’s ‘Command N’ Design Competition

Three laptops, three monitors, three designers one creative brief, 20 minutes. On Thursday night, Reno’s creative community came together to watch “Command N,” AIGA’s live design competition. There were three rounds with three different designers. The winner of each round went on to the final. The keyboard shortcut “command N” opens a new document so […]


VIDEO: Reynolds School professors discuss the state of the First Amendment

Reynolds school professor Alan Deutschman moderated a panel on the state of the First Amendment featuring Reynolds school professors Patrick Fine and Ben Birkinbine and activist Felicia Perez on Friday Jan. 20. The room at Sundance Books in Reno was packed, with folks standing in the hall in order to hear the discussion. At the end of […]


Marrying History and Media: RSJ Professor’s different approach at finals

When it comes to final projects, sometimes a lengthy research paper just doesn’t quite cut it. At least, that’s how Assistant Professor Patrick File feels. He’s teaching Media History at the Reynolds school, a class he’s taught before at other institutions, but not here at the University of Nevada, Reno. File says what makes this […]

By Krysta Scripter | Faculty News . RSJ Updates . Student Projects

Professor Birkinbine hosts event to discuss Global Media Giants

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. […]

By Krysta Scripter | Events . Faculty News

Photojournalism lecturer’s work displayed in fine arts exhibition

Photo by David Calvert/Reno Aces   David Calvert, Reynolds School of Journalism photojournalism instructor, will have his photography work displayed in fine art show at Sierra Arts Foundation. The show will open on Thursday, Nov. 17.  Calvert has taught a variety of classes for the School since 2009 including but not limited to: photojournalism, advanced reporting […]

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