Alumni & donors

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Alumni & donor news

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Teacher, lawyer, advocate: Reynolds School alum helps underrepresented communities

Maritza Perez, spring 2019 commencement speaker, works as a senior policy analyst advocating for criminal justice reform and civil rights.

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Reynolds School of Journalism hosts 55th Annual Scripps Dinner with Pulitzer-Prize winner Leonard Pitts Jr.

Leonard Pitts Jr. was awarded a Pulitzer for commentary in 2004 for his column in the Miami Herald.

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Up, up and beyond

Former Reynolds School of Journalism student proves success is about building relationships.

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RSJ alumnus awarded at international film festival for his documentary “Dreamer”

Jordan Berns wins the Vincentian Prize for Social Impact at the Big Shoulders International Student Film Festival.

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Following the smoke trail

Reynolds School alumna reports on the California Camp Fire.

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Two Reynolds School graduates earn Certification in Principles of Public Relations

Ackerman and Boorman become third and fourth alumni to earn the distinction

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Passion for football leads to career as a sports broadcaster

Alumnus Alex Stewart reflects on his love for football, gives advice to students in sports broadcast field.

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Working on Oscar and Emmy award campaigns at Netflix

Reynolds School alum Liv Moore works with the Netflix Awards team.

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Reporting for daily radio news in New York City

Reynolds School alumnus shares his journey of getting a job at WNYC's The Takeaway.

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Finding a way back into sports communications through fundraising

Reynolds School alumnus Tim Mullin with the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation offers career advice to students.

"RENO Nevada" street art mural by Reno-based muralist Joe C. Rock. This mural can be found on the Center Street side of The Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel located in downtown Reno.
University community invited to experience Reno’s Street Art like never before

University Libraries launches new Reno Street Art Project collection in partnership with Artown Tuesday, July 17

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

There are a plethora of student-led podcasts to listen to.

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

RSJ students aren't limited to news organizations or public relations agencies.

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Frank McCulloch, a towering figure in American journalism, passes away

The 1941 graduate of the University showed all American journalists the path in war, and in peacetime

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McCulloch, Anderson Bock named Distinguished Nevadans

Legendary journalism grad and transformational figure in tourism industry to be honored at Commencement

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Reynolds School alumnus receives highest award given to public university educators

The Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Education is the highest award given to Missouri public university educators.

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Reynolds School alumni give tips to become a successful freelancer

These RSJ alums help you make that side-hustle actually work.

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Journalist Sally Denton to be honored as 2017 Laxalt Distinguished Writer

Elko native and University alumna’s contributions to investigate journalism to be recognized

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A professor who made us all better: An appreciation of RSJ professor Jake Highton

For 30 years, Jake Highton reminded his journalism students to always ask more, not less, of themselves

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An interview with RSJ alumnus Landon Miller

Miller is an evening anchor for KTVN Channel 2 News.

George Ross, Journalism's 'man on the mountaintop' passes away at age 98

Legendary Oakland sports editor played influential role in bringing championships to Oakland in '70s

Daily Show feature cites RNR editor, Reynolds School grad student project

Crowd sourcing used to create first searchable, national database on people killed by police

RSJ alumna wins prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow Award

Liz Margerum wins small online news organization category for best video-news documentary

Lerude pens biography on Robert Laxalt

“Robert Laxalt: Story of a Storyteller” sheds light into the less illuminated corners of Laxalt’s personal and career sagas