Bob Conrad

8,288 Added | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | 4 Following | 1,720 Followers | @bobconrad | Bob Conrad is a journalist and communications consultant. He has a PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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How to (Almost) Get Away With Murder

Three healthy people died at 3635 Pitch Pine Crescent in Mississauga, Ontario, in less than four years. In this in-depth multimedia piece at the</i> …

Crime

State: No Takers to Oversee Virginia Range Horse Management

The Nevada Department of Agriculture today announced that its request for proposals for a group to manage the nearly 3,000 Virginia Range …

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Silicon Valley

The Secret Story of Corruption Behind Meek Mill’s Incarceration

On Jan. 23, 2007, a pair of officers from the Philadelphia Police Department’s Narcotics Field Unit (NFU) received information from a “reliable …

Crime

The Delay

After an 11-year-old Navajo girl was kidnapped, her family and friends sprang into action to find her. Why did it take so long for law enforcement to join them?<p>The first day I was in Shiprock, New Mexico, a horse made the front page of the local newspaper<i>.</i> The dark bay with a white stripe down its …

Crime

City Upholds Violations Against Businesses Not Using Waste Management

Waste Management

The Young and the Reckless

I. The Bumper<p>The trip to Delaware was only supposed to last a day. David Pokora, a bespectacled University of Toronto senior with scraggly blond hair …

Crime

Tesla Is Temporarily Shutting Down Model 3 Production. Again.

During the pause, workers can choose to use vacation days or stay home without pay. This is the second such temporary shutdown in three months for a vehicle that’s already significantly behind schedule.<p>Just a few days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he’s feeling optimistic about his ability to speed …

Tesla

California Housing Crisis: Working But On The Brink Of Homelessness

Family photos, Bible verse decals and wedding mementos adorn Jimmy Mejia and Patty Garrido's living room walls in South Los Angeles. Despite their efforts, the decorations can't mask the unpatched holes in the ceiling and the roaches that crawl around their kitchen. In one corner, there's a hole …

Homelessness

Photo of Man on Fire Wins World Press Photo of the Year

Venezuelan photographer Ronald Schemidt has just been awarded the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year prize in 2018 for his striking photo of a …

Venezuela

The Body That’s Afraid of What It Would Do with a Gun

I’m wondering, while sitting on a sturdy porch across the road from William Faulkner’s house in northern Mississippi, if President Trump and the …

Reality TV

The deaths of 76 Branch Davidians in April 1993 could have been avoided – so why didn't anyone care?

Twenty-five years ago, on February 28, 1993, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents attempted to execute a “dynamic entry” into the home of a …

Religion

Barbara Ehrenreich: Why I’m Giving Up on Preventative Care

In the last few years I have given up on the many medical measures—cancer screenings, annual exams, Pap smears, for example—expected of a responsible …

Cancer

County, City Seek Smoke, Vape Ban in Parks (Updated)

UPDATE (4/11/18): The Reno City Council today joined the county in advancing the smoke and vape bans in city parks. — The City of Reno is considering …

City Politics

NV Energy Reminds Everyone to Call 811 Before You Dig

Hydroelectric Power

Local media struggle to hold Sinclair accountable

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s stations are under renewed scrutiny following Deadspin’s release of a montage of anchors reading the same script about …

Journalism

Are the Sinclair anchors behind the viral video sellouts, or victims?

<i>In this month’s edition, CJR Editor Kyle Pope and resident management guru Jill Geisler discuss turmoil at Sinclair stations, how to hire interns,</i> …

Journalism

Nevada lags in US education ranking, but Clark County fares better

School Districts

The Antic Avatar of Young White Male Entitlement

Logan Paul is almost a classic pop-cultural rogue. Why is watching him so awful?<p><i>This article is part of</i> <i>Watching YouTube</i><i>, a Slate series about YouTube.</i><p>…

High School Football

Cannabis Lounges Under Consideration by County (Updated)

UPDATE (4/10/18): The commissioners today voted down the attempt to examine pot lounges now but instead decided to continue the item in the future. …

Regulation

A portrait of Trump’s mental state by photojournalists

<b>While the mind of Donald Trump</b> remains opaque to many of us—despite a year in office and a lifetime in the public eye—he conveys a lot through his …

Donald Trump

Name Change On The Way For Feast

The owners of Feast, the popular Midtown restaurant, will officially be changing its name this spring after reaching an agreement with Station …

Restaurants

Reno eatery drops Feast name after pressure from Station Casinos

Restaurants

The Local News Crisis Is Bigger Than Sinclair

It could be a scene in a dystopian fantasy: A chorus of news anchors warning viewers about the scourge of media bias, all reciting the same words in …

Journalism

Elderly Japanese Women Are Turning to Crime to Find Companionship in Prison

Of imprisoned women in Japan, nearly one in five is a senior citizen. Repeat offenders, many of these women live lonely lives even in the company of …

Crime

Scenes of Homelessness

To portray the life of homeless people on the streets of Los Angeles, Times photographer <b>Francine Orr</b> enters their world slowly.<p>Working alongside colleague and videographer Albert Lee, Orr visits at night to witness people at their most vulnerable.<p>She asks permission to photograph them, and when …

California

A powerful gay activist, a rural conservative town and a civil rights debate that won’t end

Word spread fast through the county that fall. Comments streamed across Facebook and in the halls of the high school and through the pews of churches: There was a gay-straight alliance starting up at Alexander Central High. It would be known as the P.R.I.D.E. Club: People Respecting Individuality, …

LGBTQI

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UNLV President headed to California after reported ouster

Jimmy Emerson/FlickrIn a three-page letter distributed to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas community, on Tuesday, April 3, UNLV President Len …

Las Vegas