Noticiero Móvil is unlike anything that’s ever been done at the Reynolds School of Journalism. It’s innovative and experimental. We operate on trial and error.
Noticiero Móvil is a multimedia news outlet providing Spanish and English content in northern Nevada. Our team is dedicated to working with the Latino community to provide unbiased, accessible, and relevant content about our diverse community. We strive to involve and engage with our community on the issues of today via local events and dialogues.
Connecting with each other is key to empowerment and knowledge. It was that realization that drove this bilingual media project, Noticiero Móvil.
In early 2015, we at the Reynolds School of Journalism noticed a significant gap in local news coverage, notably for our bilingual residents. According to the most recent U.S. Census projections, nearly 25 percent of the population in Washoe County is Latino. Slim options for Spanish-language media, however, do not reflect that. It merely skims the surface of a widely untapped community, and English-language media outlets only create a harsher divide with a lack of diversity.
We received a grant from the Online News Association that afforded us the opportunity to experiment and develop Noticiero Móvil.
Each semester, students produce multimedia content from within a community, not just about a community.
This project is rooted in partnerships and meaningful reporting. We’ve built inroads by hosting unconventional media events like dinner parties and dance lessons. Everything we do is guided by our fundamental desire to create one, cohesive community linked by the desire to connect and learn with one another regardless of backgrounds.
We are thrilled to see where we will go next.