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Jim Scripps

Visiting Lecturer


Jim Scripps is a lecturer in journalism, teaching writing, production, media history and theory in mass media. Previous to the University of Nevada, Reno’s acquisition of Sierra Nevada University, he served as faculty director of SNU’s journalism program and faculty advisor to SNU’s campus newspaper. In his early career, Scripps worked in newspaper and digital journalism as a beat reporter covering crime and justice, business, technology and the auto industry, and in newsroom management as an editor and executive editor at community newspapers before transitioning to marketing and public relations leadership roles in the non-profit sector. He works as an occasional contributor to various magazines, covering topics including the environment, land use and recreation. 


  • B.A. Journalism and Communications, University of Oregon
  • M.A. Media Studies, University of Nevada, Reno