NV Vote

A pop up newsroom reporting on the 2018 midterm elections.

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Our Newsroom

Lucia Starbuck

Lucia is a senior majoring in journalism, with a minor in cinema and media studies. Lucia is an advocate for women’s rights and will act as watchdog during the election. Lucia registered to vote as soon as she turned 18 and is eager to report about elections as a journalist.

Podcast Host & Producer

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Kaitlyn Olvera

Kaitlyn is a first-generation college senior majoring in journalism, with a minor in political science. Since she can remember, she was caucusing and volunteering during the election process, and hopes she can pass along her passion of being informed to today’s voters.

Multimedia Reporter

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Nathaniel Perez

Multimedia Reporter

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Nathaniel is a senior majoring in journalism, with a minor in cinema and media studies. His passion for video is how he wants to help inform others on what they need to know and understand about everything that is going on around us.

Julie Johnson

Photographer & Multimedia Reporter

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Julie is a senior at the Reynolds School of Journalism. She is a photography minor and a freelance portrait photographer. She is interested in how photos and data visualizations are impacting elections and how people are consuming politics in the news.

Charis Nixon

Multimedia Reporter

Charis is a senior majoring in journalism with minors in theatre and communication studies. With interests in writing, photography, video, audio and on-air reporting, she is a “jack-of-all-trades” who wants to use her various skills to keep the public informed. She emphasizes the importance of entertainment within journalism; if a piece is engaging, it is more likely to effectively do its job.
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Tanner Barrett

Multimedia Reporter

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Tanner is a senior majoring in journalism with a minor in political science. His passion for government and politics led him to become a journalist in hopes to better inform the public and explain the great issues of our time.

Maggie Schmutz

Maggie is a junior majoring in journalism with a minor in drawing. She is passionate about telling stories visually and in new formats in order to help the public better understand the issues their country and communities are facing.

Data Visuals

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Josie Steehler

Josie is a senior majoring in Journalism and Political Science. She wants to help people become more trusting in media, and make the media a resource for citizens to rely on in such a stimulated political time.

Photographer & Writer

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Brooke Ruhl

Brooke, a seventh-generation Nevadan,  is a senior majoring in strategic communications and minoring in ethics. Brooke also maintains her own design business, maintaining multiple clients with graphic design and web design. 

Web Design & Graphics

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Michael Graham

Multimedia Reporter

I came to UNR as a freshman in the fall of 1964. I'm back to continue my journalism career. I was the Sagebrush editor in 1972, but drifted away from journalism in the years between then and now. My work history includes IT Consultant and Banquet Captain among others. Here at UNR I am a general science major specializing in journalism and politics.
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Karolina Rivas

Multimedia Reporter & Web Coordination

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Karolina is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. Her goal is to create work that  gives a platform to individuals who feel voiceless yet empowered to make a change. Rivas hopes that her stories will not only educate and inform but bring forth conversation.

Nicolas Eng

Graphic Design

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Nick is a senior majoring in journalism, with a cinema media studies minor. He is an avid musician and performer, and plays an active role in Northern Nevada’s independent music scene. His interest in the music and the arts has made him passionate about the current state of the local community.

Sayeh Ahmari

Multimedia Reporter

Sayeh is a senior majoring in journalism, with a minor in communications. Her passion for making the public more informed on what is going on in their community and the world is her key purpose in her future career.
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Kacee Johnson

Kacee is a junior majoring in journalism, history and French. She has always been concerned about the environment and is passionate about educating people on environmental policy.

Multimedia Reporter

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