About

Our mission is to prepare students to become thoughtful scholars and researchers as well as effective professional in broadcast and print journalism, integrated marketing communication, public relations, and media studies.

Chair's Welcome

We appreciate your interest in the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies. We’re an integrated media program with an entrepreneurial mindset.

For example, this past year we’ve created the Rebel Media Group, an integrated media operation that combines the resources of KUNV Radio, UNLV-TV, and our new Strategic Social Media Agency. The school’s professional faculty and staff work with student interns and student volunteers to provide integrated media solutions for for-profit, nonprofit, and government clients. Our team consists of 18-to 25-year-olds, the very demographic that leads out in navigating and innovating in the digital space. Students gain hands-on experience while working under the direction of our professional staff and academic faculty.

Students in our integrated marketing communications program manage social media and create content for clients from across campus and the community. Like professionals in the digital media world, our students work across platforms, incorporating audio, visual, and social media. We also updated our curriculum to include courses in digital and social media, mobile storytelling, podcasting, storytelling and design, and social media management.

What’s our ultimate goal? We want our program and courses to be relevant, providing our students with the education and training they need to succeed in today’s media marketplace.

Our faculty and staff consist of nationally known media scholars and professionals, including Greg Borchard, Ph.D., who was recently named as editor of Journalism History. Mentored by our professional faculty, our students won three Emmys for visual news and sports reporting and published articles in national publications, including the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, and Men’s Health.

By the way, we’re only getting started. Come join us.

Kevin L. Stoker, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

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Kevin L. Stoker, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

Hank Greenspun Legacy

Hank Greenspun was tenacious. Father of the Las Vegas Sun Daily, he changed the landscape of journalism in Las Vegas, Nevada. Greenspun developed an affinity for the power of print growing up as a paperboy in the Bronx, New York, and working for the military paper during his service in World War II. After he moved to Las Vegas in 1947, he wrote “Flamingo Chatter” for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Shortly after, Greenspun left to start the Las Vegas Sun Daily. His column “Where I Stand,” a political opinion column, gained the community’s respect and loyalty. Greenspun also looked to emerging media and started a cable network and two broadcast stations in Las Vegas before his death in 1989.

The School of Journalism and Media Studies is honored to carry the Hank Greenspun name. They are dedicated to innovating the field of journalism through scholarship, research, and community outreach as an homage to the Hank Greenspun legacy.