Bob Conrad, PhD, APR is a media professional with more than 20 years of experience in journalism, public relations, marketing and publishing. He's the co-founder of ThisisReno.com, a locally owned and operated online news website. The site won the 2011 Judge's Choice Award from the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, as well as a Silver Spike Award from the same organization.
Bob completed his doctoral dissertation in 2011 from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he researched how the news media cover higher education institutions[gradworks.umi.com] in times of crisis, taking a look at the differences among blog content, traditional news media and niche news media.
He has also authored a number of articles, publications and a few books. Bob's previous PR blog received an “Editor’s Pick” from the U.K. Journalism.co.uk[Journalism.co.uk], and his work has been featured in Information Week, Bulldog Reporter, eSkeptic, PRSA’s TACTICS and others.
In 2015, Bob was selected to train at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism's Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism.