Journalism

The KUNR news team has earned three 2019 regional Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, or RTDNA.

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When Reno was known as the Divorce Capital of the World, some local stringers made extra cash by reporting on who was getting those quickie divorces. 

To learn more, we turn to professional historian Alicia Barber. She's the host of KUNR's new program Time & Place.

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It's been about a month since the news broke that Vegas power player Sheldon Adelson secretly purchased the largest newspaper in state, the Las Vegas Review Journal. But the repercussions of this sale are still unfolding. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey spoke with local journalism professor Alan Deutschman about the fallout. Below are excerpts of their conversation.

  A mystery is swirling around the identity of the anonymous buyer of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, who purchased the paper last week for $140 million. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey has more.

A company called News + Media Capital Group LLC has been mum about its investors and why it bought out Nevada's largest daily newspaper.

The group paid nearly $40 million more than what the paper had sold for just nine months ago.

Longtime Reno Reporter Recalls Knockout Story

Nov 9, 2015
Courtesy Ray Hagar

  Four long-time journalists with the Reno-Gazette Journal retired at the end of last month, including political reporter Ray Hagar. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with Hagar to talk about his nearly four-decade career in journalism and an infamous episode when he accidentally became the news.

“My first job at the paper was in high school, and I answered the phones in the sports department at night when they got busy and when somebody called something in that the regular sports writers were too busy to deal with,” he says.

Julia Ritchey

  Sixteen African journalists from the across the continent visited KUNR this week as part of the U.S. State Department's Edward R. Murrow program for foreign journalists. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with one Senegalese reporter to learn about her work.

Mansoura Fall is a journalist with the Senegalese Press Agency, the state-run news source for Senegal's government in West Africa.

Next Generation Radio

Next Generation Radio is an initiative by NPR to train students in radio reporting and get their voices on the air by hosting week-long boot camps across the country. Doug Mitchell runs the program and recently spent a week in Reno working with students from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Check out his interview with Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss about the project.

Hugo Morales, Reynolds Diversity Fellow in Residence
Courtesy UNR

The Reynolds School of Journalism hosted a special guest the week of March 2 as its first Reynolds Diversity Fellow in Residence: Hugo Morales, co-founder and executive director of Radio Bilingue, the National Latino Public Radio Network. Morales was interviewed by KUNR's David Stipech for the Reynolds School Media Watch segment that aired on Beyond the Headlines (air date 3-13-15).

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism
University of Nevada, Reno

This past week, national media reported on the apparent journalistic lapses by Rolling Stone magazine regarding an article it published on sexual assaults on America's college campuses. The magazine's editors announced their own lack of faith in the reporting at the heart of the article.

More information about the University of Nevada, Reno's Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies.

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism
University of Nevada, Reno

Digital media continue to reshape the journalism and media landscape, according to Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Stavitsky visited with David Stipech during the Reynolds School Media Watch segment on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (12-5-14).

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