Media

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After a shooter killed dozens of people during a country music concert in Las Vegas this month, media reports began detailing the timeline and possible motives, as well as stories of survivors.

So how does this type of news coverage impact the psyche of the public? And what is the media’s role exactly?

@twitter

Twitter is finally offering some wiggle room on its signature limit of 140 characters per tweet. Now, users can add certain items, like photos, polls, quote tweets, and videos without having those attachments run down their precious character counts.

Las Vegas Sands Corporation

The owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal was revealed Wednesday as casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. The news came after widespread complaints about the paper's lack of transparency in not initially disclosing its ownership.

Adelson bought the organization for $140 million as print media revenue and circulation continue to decline, but why?

David Folkenflik, NPR's Media Correspondent, talked to our public radio partner KNPR in Las Vegas, noting that the purchase wasn't about turning a profit.

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

On the 7-10-15 edition of the Reynolds School Media Watch on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines, General Manager David Stipech visits with with Al Stavitsky, the Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.

This week's topics:

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

When David Letterman signs off of his last CBS Late Night show on May 20, it completes the changing of the guard in late night television. So what's the recent history? And why is late night television still relevant on today's digital-dominated media landscape?

Late night TV was the topic of conversation with Al Stavitsky, the Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. He was interviewed by KUNR's David Stipech for the Reynolds School Media Watch on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines. (Air date 5-8-15)

Reynolds School Media Manager in Residence Gregory Lowe visits with Dean Al Stavitsky in the KUNR studios.
University of Nevada, Reno

Why is media management important to understand as a journalism student  -- or any journalist -- today? What is the future for public broadcasting? And how does the U.S. model of public media compare to others around the world? 

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism.
UNR

College football’s national championship game dominated television viewing with huge ratings. The recent college playoff bowl games set records. The NFL playoffs have taken over millions of viewers’ weekends with more than 110 million viewers expected to watch the Feb. 1 Super Bowl. 

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.

Kids and Advertising

Dec 10, 2014

Just how many ads will your kids see this year?  Cheryl Erwin investigates.

Kids and Advertising

Dec 10, 2014

Kids and Advertising

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

On this edition of Reynolds School Media Watch, Journalism Dean Al Stavitsky  has just returned from Tokyo and other travels abroad and shares some global perspectives about public media.

Interviewed by David Stipech as part of the KUNR's weekly magazine, Beyond the Headlines. Air date: 9-5-14.

Beyond the Headlines airs Fridays at 2 pm on 88.7 KUNR.

More information on the Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies.