Join Reynolds School of Journalism Dean Al Stavitsky as he shares the highlights of the fall 2019 semester, including student and faculty achievements, school-wide awards and high-profile events. This video was filmed on the school's new infinity wall in Studio A. Thank you to Reynolds School students and faculty for the production of this video.
Al Stavitsky: Hello. I'm Al Stavitsky, dean of the Reynolds School, and this is our new infinity wall in Studio A. Our students and faculty have enjoyed using this for video production, including this semester in review. It's been a great fall semester.
It began when we received the equity and diversity award from our professional association AEJ MC at its conference in Toronto, to honor our climate of inclusiveness. A few weeks later, we picked up another Edward R. Murrow award for our bilingual news partnership with KUNR at a broadcaster's gala in New York City.
Professor Patrick File was honored with a Kappa Tau Alpha grant to explore the law and history of photojournalism. Way to go, Patrick.
Our students did great work this semester. We received national attention for the Atlas of Surveillance project, which uncovered surveillance equipment and techniques used by law enforcement on the southern border. Students in professor Kari Barber's documentary class produced six powerful short films, which were screened on campus at our annual film festival. And reporters for Noticiero Móvil collected and shared stories of the diversity and beauty of Nevada.
There were high profile events this fall. David Carroll, the subject of the Netflix documentary, "The Great Hack," spoke of the crisis of data privacy in the age of social media. We celebrated the launch of our Mick Hitchcock Project for Visualizing Science with a program about the challenges of communicating science in a divided society.
This on; we good? Reno’s podcasters visited the Reynold School to discuss the fast-growing podcasting industry. Our 2019 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Jessica Bruder told of reporting on nomadic American workers by following them around the country in a camper van.
And we closed fall semester by graduating a small but mighty class of students who will inform, engage and serve communities across the state and across the world.
Who knows what we'll achieve next semester? Best wishes for the new year. Oh, and you're always welcome at the Reynolds School.