About

The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies offers students a journalistic experience rich in diversity and opportunity. Students come in with a passion for media and leave ready to write, broadcast, produce, communicate, brand, establish meaningful relationships, utilize social media and web tools, and research — skills needed in the new convergent professional media environment. Research is emphasized as a communal vein throughout the academic curriculum. From faculty and graduate-produced research to incorporating research in each class setting, we understand that research insights are the cornerstone of excellent work. As the storytellers of their generation, students of The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies are elevated to live through their professions a life of community service and value.

The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies is one of the many departments within the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. Visit the College of Urban Affairs website to learn more.

Mission Statement

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