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.