Graduate program stories

Read about recent news and accomplishments of Reynolds School graduate faculty, students and alumni. 

Ran Duan outside of her office
How can we best communicate science during tense times?

Journalism professor Ran Duan discusses fear, risk, and the finite pool of worry

Michael Branch
Ask the Professor: How can tools from literature help us to better communicate science?

Professor Michael P. Branch shares five tips for better science communication

Professor Ran Duan
What is risk communication?

How can it be used to help people make informed decisions?

President Sandoval sits to the left of Kari Barber and Al Stavitsky in a podcast recording room.
Sagebrushers ep. 11: Dean Al Stavitsky and Kari Barber

President Sandoval talks with Reynolds School of Journalism Dean Al Stavitsky and Associate Professor Kari Barber about 100 years of journalism education

A headshot of Mark Maynard in front of a green nature background.
Journalism graduate student chosen as an artist-in-resident in national park residency program

Mark Maynard will spend two weeks in the Great Basin National Park documenting stories and artifacts from travelers

On the left is a picture of Faith Evans in front of a brick wall wearing graduation sash. On the right is Alina Croft in front of an autumnal tree.
Journalism students earn national award for global multimedia project

Alina Croft and Faith Evans win a Hearst Journalism Award

Brooke Hess kayaking in a blue kayak in a river near a white water rapid.
Journalism alumna’s thousand-mile journey to save the salmon

Brooke Hess is combining her love of science and writing for The Grand Salmon Project

An illustration of the Reno skyline with a film camera projecting light on to it.
University journalism students share Reno’s untold stories during documentary film festival Dec. 9

Reynolds School holds 7th annual event on University campus

A neon sign of two cowboys standing next to each other in red and green light in front of a black background.
Illuminating Nevada’s history with virtual reality

Journalism alumna gives classic Nevada neon signs a new life

Andrew Mendez records voiceover in an audio studio at KUNR.
KUNR wins national Murrow Award for excellence in diversity, equity and inclusion

Station recognized for bilingual pandemic coverage produced in partnership with Noticiero Móvil and This is Reno

A grad student interviews a community member who lives on the river.
Our Town Reno marks five years of street reporting in Reno

Journalism school’s initiative focuses on those affected by the affordable housing crisis

A group of Reynolds School students smile on individual Zoom screens.
Reynolds School Fall 2020 Semester in Review

Dean Al Stavitsky shares journalism faculty and student accomplishments from the past semester.

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University’s student filmmakers to hold virtual film festival Dec. 11

School of Journalism’s sixth annual Student Documentary Film Festival airs on Facebook Live

Tsanavi Spoonhunter stands in front of a forest backdrop wearing a Native American beaded collar.
Changing representation through documentary film

Journalism alumna Tsanavi Spoonhunter chronicles one tribe’s fight for food sovereignty in short documentary

Dean Al Stavitsky stands in front of a white backdrop.
Reynolds School Spring 2020 Semester in Review

Learn about faculty and student achievements during COVID-19

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Student documentary recognized as Webby Award People’s Voice Winner

Journalism students win student video category for “Rainbow Rodeo”

Robert Apiyo, also known as Prince Nesta, sitting in front of a computer and sound mixer.
Reynolds School alumnus wins BEA top paper in audio media division

Prince Nesta recognized for research about impact of podcasting on the changing African narrative

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Hitchcock Project provides additional support for KUNR COVID-19 reporting

Reporters produce more day-to-day coverage about coronavirus and its impact locally

Student reporter Jayden Perez
Three weeks in

Journalism students’ work featured on national news

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Protecting public records requesters

Journalism professor and graduate student research similarity between SLAPP suits and lawsuits against record requesters

Rainshadow Community Charter High School school sign outdoors in winter.
Journalism professor wins Best Nevada Filmmaker from state’s largest film festival

Kari Barber’s “Rainshadow” documentary shares story of Nevada high school for at-risk students

A man stands in front of an infinity wall in a video studio.
Reynolds School Fall 2019 Semester in Review

Learn about the faculty and student accomplishments this past semester.

A group of students and faculty pose for a picture indoors wearing regalia.
Reynolds School of Journalism graduates more than 30 students this fall

Graduates, family and friends celebrate students’ success during reception

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Reynolds School graduate alumna wins EDAWN award

Double Scoop arts publication wins microenterprise business of the year award

Man looks off into the distance sitting in a chair on stage.
"Is Privacy Over?" forum features David Carroll

Subject of "The Great Hack" film discusses privacy rights during Reynolds School event.

A group of people stand indoors.
Noticiero Móvil: Elevando las voces de nuestra comunidad

Reynolds School student-run bilingual news outlet celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting its storytelling efforts.

Flags on a map, one has an eye on it, one has a drone, one has a camera.
EFF partnership with School of Journalism launches "Atlas of Surveillance"

New report finds border communities inundated with surveillance technologies

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Holding government accountable with public records reporting

School of Journalism offers a one-credit course to train students on the Freedom of Information Act

A man in graduation robes smiles before a large group of students.
Reynolds School's graduation reception celebrates spring 2019 graduating class

More than 100 students graduate from the journalism school, the largest class in its history.

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Dr. Todd Felts wins 2019 Distinguished Outreach Faculty award

Reynolds School assistant professor recognized for decade of outreach efforts at University and in local community.

Student records two students using a microphone outdoors.
Next Generation Radio Nevada prepares students for fast-paced multimedia newsrooms

Week-long program emphasizes learning through mentorship and guidance — a rare and exciting opportunity for student journalists.

A group of people smile for the camera.
Two classes. Two documentaries. One incredible collaboration.

Two classes inside the Reynolds School of Journalism came together in an unexpected way during last fall.

A man stands in front of a class.
Students Create PSAs for Creative Solutions Class

Students presented their public service announcements to a panel of industry professionals.

A group of students stand on a set of stairs.
Photos: Fall 2018 Graduation Reception

Congrats to the class of 2018!

Student stands inside the Reynolds School
Reynolds School of Journalism joins Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program

Journalism graduate program offers assistantships to returning Peace Corps volunteers

A man in a graduation robe in front of a crowd of graduation robes.
Reynolds School of Journalism Spring 2018 Semester Review video

A highlight of the achievements of students and faculty, events that took place and other happenings in spring 2018.

A large graduating class on a set of stairs.
Spring class of 2018 rings in commencement with grad reception, words of wisdom

Another year, another generation of graduates entering the professional field.

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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.

A group of people in graduation robes stand on a set of stairs.
Reynolds School winter graduates enjoy weekend of celebration before finals week

The Reynolds School hosted it's twice-yearly graduation reception ahead of the winter graduation ceremony.

Prince Nesta, a former radio host in Kenya and current graduate student at the Reynolds School of Journalism, poses for a photo in a podcasting studio.
Kenyan graduate student documents American experience through podcasting

Prince Nesta, Reynolds School graduate student, explores podcasting in global context

A group of students look at something on a table.
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Engaging the Native community

RSJ grad student's film "Never to be Forgotten" honored by Nat'l Endowment for the Arts

Business and journalism graduates start local book editing business

Jenny Perry and Krystal Pyatt create Pypeline Editing in Reno, Nev.