Some Good News For One J-School

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Remember how you applied to journalism school after college and then didn’t go because it turned out to be a drain on your finances and no one is getting a job in journalism, masters degree or no masters degree? (Never mind the inexplicable fact that j-school applications were actually up this year.)

Turns out that the tide might be turning after all! Not that it’s easier to get a job working in journalism these days, but at least one j-school is going to be able to keep up with the times: The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno is getting $8 million for a multimedia makeover, including rewiring and recabling of the entire journalism building, which will no longer have to work with analog TV. This is great, because you can’t even watch television without a digital converter anymore, so it looks like this gift came right on time. The donation was made by The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation (and we’re guessing the name isn’t a coincidence), and is one of the five largest gifts in the university’s history.

Said Jerry Ceppos, dean of the Reynolds school, “In a world that talks constantly about the decline of journalism, this gift lights the way for its future.” And with the new rewiring, he is talking literally here.

Read More: Reynolds j-school gets $8M gift for multimedia transformation –Poynter