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University of Nevada, Reno professors win national grant to launch live journalism events

Illustration by Zak Brady Reynolds School of Journalism and KUNR to share stories of Reno’s homeless population this fall Two Reynolds School of Journalism professors, Kari Barber and Nico Colombant, in partnership with KUNR, received a #LocaloreLIVE grant last month from the Association of Independents in Radio to host three live journalism events in Reno […]

By Adrianna Owens | Events . Faculty News . RSJ Updates

Reynolds School of Journalism receives national award for innovation

Online News Association honors school’s bilingual media initiatives RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada, Reno, Reynolds School of Journalism was awarded yesterday the $50,000 Grand Prize for Innovation in Journalism Education from the Online News Association (ONA). The award recognizes the best implementation of a project previously funded by ONA’s Challenge Fund. The prize honors […]

By Adrianna Owens | Grants . Noticiero Móvil . RSJ Updates

Reynolds students celebrate culture through student newsrooms and fellowships at national conferences

Karina Gonzalez and Jarrette Werk share the stories of Latino and indigenous people Last month, Reynolds students Karina Gonzalez and Jarrette Werk both attended conferences in Miami, Florida. Gonzalez was selected for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Student Project, while Werk was selected as a journalism fellow and newsroom leader with the Native […]

By Adrianna Owens | RSJ Updates . Student Projects

Finding a way back into sports communications through fundraising

Photo caption: John Coogan (left), president of the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation and Carnell “Golden Pipes” Johnson, an infamous national anthem singer at Vegas Golden Knights home games, stand with Tim Mullin. Reynolds School alumnus Tim Mullin with the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation offers career advice to students “There are only so many jobs in the […]

By Jessica Fagundes | Alumni News . RSJ Updates

Local pros’ perspectives: The future of strategic communications writing

Photo caption: Bethany Drysdale (right) works with a student in the Writing for Strategic Communications class.  Writing for strategic communications might be shifting away from short-form listicles (content presented in the form of a list) and instead moving in the direction of longer, more developed pieces that incorporate elements of the succinct language typical of social […]


Reynolds School dean named to national journalism award committee

Reynolds School of Journalism Dean Alan Stavitsky has been selected to join the Hearst Journalism Awards Steering Committee. The committee guides the Hearst Journalism Awards Program, referred to as the Pulitzers of collegiate journalism. Stavitsky will join six other deans on the committee, from leading journalism schools across the nation, including Arizona State University and […]

By Adrianna Owens | Faculty News . RSJ Updates

Starting podcasts allows Reynolds School students to tell unique stories and explore their passions

Reynolds School students learn how to tell stories through various forms of media. One such form is audio, and our students frequently create podcast projects that reflect their passions or interests. We got the chance to talk with a few podcast hosts here at the Reynolds School and compiled a list of some of the […]

By Adrianna Owens | Alumni News . RSJ Updates . Student Projects

KUNR wins national Murrow Award for best sports reporting

Reynolds School alumna Stephanie Serrano awarded for her student reporting of Reno 1868 FC KUNR Reno Public Radio earned a national Murrow Award for best sports reporting in the small market radio category this month for Reynolds School of Journalism alumna Stephanie Serrano’s story about Reno 1868 FC. Serrano reported as a student at the […]

By Jessica Fagundes | Alumni News . RSJ Updates . Student Projects

Think about tech: Reynolds School alumna reminds journalism grads to look for careers in technology industries

When Reynolds School alumna Lauralyn McCarthy graduated in 1992, her first three jobs out of college (prep cook, salesperson and secretary) didn’t seem to relate to her degree. She continued to search for the career path she wanted. “Knowing my parents couldn’t support me, I took a job that could pay my bills (barely),” McCarthy […]

By Jessica Fagundes | Alumni News . RSJ Updates

NPR 2018 Bootcamp Spotlight: Meet the next generation of journalists

Every summer, a selected group of students comes together with professionals from around the region and the nation for NPR Next Generation Nevada Bootcamp. The bootcamp is a week-long journalism training project for college students that emphasizes digital storytelling. This year, the NPR Next Generation Nevada Bootcamp program at the Reynolds School of Journalism welcomes […]

By Alexa Solis | NPR Next Generation . RSJ Updates
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