News From The Reynolds School of Journalism

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

How to get a job in a creative field

Stan Byers, creative director of Stan Can Design, gives insight on how he started in the creative field and how students can follow in his footsteps. “I don’t hire resumes, I hire people.” The age-old phrase “it’s about who you know” rings true for Stan Byers, creative director at Stan Can Design, who hires creative […]

By Adrianna Owens | Internship & Career Advice

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

Dr. Gi Woong Yun to research lack of data regarding minority businesses in northern Nevada

Dr. Gi Woong Yun, director for the Center for Advanced Media Studies and an associate professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism, will help to create a more accurate online map of minority-owned businesses in northern Nevada. Yun received a Google Research Award earlier this year to determine why Google Maps lacks data for businesses […]

By Alexa Solis | Uncategorized

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

Student transfers to Reynolds School, excited to study visual communications

Meet Courtney Krause, a transfer student who will attend the Reynolds School next semester. She attended Butte Community College in Oroville, California for two years before transferring to the University of Nevada to prepare for her career in graphic design. We sat down with Krause as she answered our questions on why she committed to […]

By Adrianna Owens | Uncategorized

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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