- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Vanessa Vancour has been hired as the first coordinator of the Nevada Media Alliance at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Vancour is a former television news reporter and social media coordinator for the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority.

Her new appointment was announced Thursday by Al Stavitsky, dean at UNR’s Donald W. Reynolds School of Journal and Center for Advanced Media Studies.

Stavitsky says Vancour’s experience in broadcast journalism and digital technology will advance the Nevada Media Alliance and guide students in their ability to develop innovative methods of multi-media storytelling.

Vancour will also teach an advanced social media course through the university’s extended studies program.

The Nevada Media Alliance is supported by grants from The Hearst Foundations, the Charles H. Stout Foundation and the E.L. Cord Foundation.

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