The Project for the Revitalization of Local News

The Project for the Revitalization of Local News is an initiative within the Reynolds School to support local journalism in Nevada. 

Goals of the project

  • Provide news coverage by students and professional journalists in Nevada communities that have experienced major reductions in local media, beginning with Elko and Incline Village
  • Organize professional meetings for Nevada news leaders to develop strategies and innovations for enhancing and sustaining local service
  • Organize public events to raise community awareness of the decline of local journalism in our state
  • Conduct academic research to assess the provision of local news in Nevada

Support for the project

The project receives funding from The Hearst Foundations, the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, the Office of the Provost at the University of Nevada, Reno, Great Basin College and individual donors. For more information about the project, contact project director Al Stavitsky at