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About Inside JMS

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the faculty and staff of the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies began working from home and teaching online. Now that faculty and students are returning to campus and having more opportunities for face-to-face interactions, we almost feel like we need to re-introduce ourselves to our colleagues and students. The same is true for other schools and departments in the College of Urban Affairs and across the university. Since we boast a new podcasting studio and classes in podcasting, audio announcing, audio production, and audio storytelling, we believe that the best way to introduce ourselves is by sharing the personal stories and backgrounds of our faculty and staff. The goal is to introduce each of our faculty and staff members to students, the public, and each other. Starting with these podcasts, we hope to build a podcasting network devoted to helping students and the public meet the people who teach the classes, conduct the research, and manage media operations. We also hope to get to know each other better and build a richer academic community. So lend an ear to the personal stories of the faculty and staff preparing students for a promising future.

Episodes

Nov. 11, 2022
This episode of Inside JMS features Journalism and Media Studies Assistant Professor, Dr. Linda Dam. Hosts Kevin Stoker and Dave Nourse chat with Linda about her current research interests in wearable health technology (think the Fitbit or Apple Watch). We also get some insight into Linda's background, including why this Taekwondo Junior Black Belt and Tough Mudder competitor didn't get to…
Oct. 20, 2022
This episode of Inside JMS features Molly Sullivan. Molly is a visiting lecturer in the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies and helps oversee the School’s Sports Media concentration. A proud graduate of Greenspun Junior High in Henderson, Molly went on to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a competitive swimmer. Later she held roles as a…
Oct. 3, 2022
In this episode, hosts Kevin Stoker and Dave Nourse welcome professor Stephen Bates to the Inside JMS studio. Stephen chats about how his experience going head-to-head with his local school board over the First Amendment rights of students -- as a high schooler himself -- influenced his decision to go to law school. He also talks about his work studying the Hutchins Commission and the recent book…
Sep. 23, 2022
In this episode of Inside JMS, hosts Kevin Stoker and Dave Nourse turn the tables on Jason Beatty, the Operations Manager of KUNV Radio's three stations, by making him the interviewee rather than the interviewer! This native New Yorker shares how he made it to Las Vegas by way of the Cayman Islands, why fitness is such an important part of his daily routine, and how an early job at a roller rink…
Sep. 6, 2022
In this episode of Inside JMS, hosts Kevin Stoker and Dave Nourse chat with Associate Professor of emerging media, Dr. Benjamin Burroughs. Ben is a digital media scholar whose interests span from live streaming to sports (with quite a lot in between). Ben gives us insight into some of the projects he currently working on as well as how he came to edit one of the most popular blogs covering…
Aug. 22, 2022
In this inaugural episode of Inside JMS, hosts Kevin Stoker and Dave Nourse sit down with Dr. Aya Shata. Aya is one of the newest members of the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media studies family, having joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the summer of 2022. In addition to insight into her academic and professional background, we learn about Aya's…