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Ask The Professor: How do I spot a fake news story?

Gi Yun, associate professor and director of the Center for Advanced Media Studies, breaks down ways to identify fake news stories.

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Professor Bob Felten explains why Friday is a legal holiday this week.

By Professor Bob Felten It starts in the mid 70s when I was a reporter at the Reno Evening Gazette. (Yes, this was when there were two daily newspapers in Reno.) One of my editors, the gentleman Bob Nitsche, asked me to write a story about several perennial candidates for public office. These men ran […]

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Special Topics Spring 2018: JOUR 490B.1002 Data Visualization for Social Change

When it comes to register for classes, there are many options that can lead to stressful decisions. To help you glide through it, here’s a look at what’s in store this Spring for Katherine Hepworth’s Data Visualization for Social Change class that will take place Wednesdays from 4 to 6:45 p.m. What students should take […]

By Adrianna Owens | Faculty News . RSJ Updates . Student Projects
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Special Topics Spring 2018: JOUR 490A.1001 Media Economics

Registering for classes can be a stressful process. To help you glide through it, here’s a look at what’s in store this Spring for Ben Birkinbine’s Media Economics class that will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. What students should take this class? This class should appeal to a broad range […]

By Adrianna Owens | Faculty News . RSJ Updates
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Why is media ethics a required course for all journalism majors?

A degree in journalism from the Reynolds School can mean a myriad of different things depending on the students interests. Some students go on to work in newsrooms and do traditional journalism, some focus on public relations, others develop stunning visual skills and become graphic designers at agencies. One thing every student leaves here with […]

By Adrianna Owens | Faculty News . RSJ Updates
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Reynolds School instructor honored at national public relations conference

Reynolds School lecturer and faculty advisor Alison Gaulden, APR, received her second Dr. F. H. Teahan PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) Outstanding Faculty Adviser of the year award on Oct. 9, 2017 at the PRSSA National Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Gaulden first won the award in 2015. Students cannot nominate previous winners in […]

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Patrick File takes First Amendment Champion Award, focuses on new doors open for Nevada students

On Nov. 30, Media Law Professor Patrick File and State Senator Nicole Cannizzaro received the Nevada Press Association’s First Amendment Champions Award for his support in SB420, a bill passed in to law that will start to un-blur the lines between what student journalists can and can’t be censored on. The bill that passed unanimously […]

By Adrianna Owens | Faculty News . RSJ Updates
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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
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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
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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