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journalism and media studies Accomplishments

Aug 16, 2018
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) during the summer presented at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) photography group in Geneva, Switzerland, on the topic of Las Vegas and UNLV initiatives to document urban and public lands in Southern Nevada. This is the third year that he has presented updates on these ongoing efforts to the CERN audience.

Jun 22, 2018
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) published an article on baseball, sabermetrics, and infrastructures of expertise in the journal Games and Culture. Statistical fandom is presented as a cultural infrastructure, which influences how all fans perceive the game of baseball, including what is valued in the game, how the game itself is played, and Major League Baseball as an industry. In building off of Erica Halverson and Richard Halverson's (both academics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison) conception of a fantasy plane of baseball fandom, this research theorizes an additional statistical plane. Sabermetrics serve as a microcosm for understanding a larger statistical turn in sports and reporting.   

Jun 13, 2018
Olesya Venger (Journalism and Media Studies) was awarded the Top Faculty Paper Award (First Place) during the Robert L. Stevenson Open Paper Competition, which is held by the International Division of the the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She will present her paper on immigration and media attitudes during the annual association conference in Washington, D.C., in August. 

May 15, 2018
Gregory Borchard (Journalism) has been named the Editor of Journalism History by the History Division of AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication). Greg Borchard won unanimous approval from Vice Chair Erika Pribanic-Smith, Second Vice Chair Teri Finneman, and Chair Doug Cumming. Borchard is a full professor of history at the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and has been praised for his organizational skills, clear writing, and his work with editors. 

May 8, 2018
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) has a piece, "10 minutes, 1000 years," that is part of the Monuments Exhibition of photographs, paintings, wall murals, and sculptures that will be on display at the Sahara West Library through June 23. The exhibit focuses on art inspired by Nevada's three national monuments, Gold Butte, Tule Springs Fossil Beds, and Basin and Range.

Mar 5, 2018
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) is the author of an article, "House of Netflix: Streaming Media and Digital Lore," which recently was published in the journal Popular Communication. The article looks at Netflix and the emergence of a nascent streaming industry, including the push into original programming. The article proposes categories of streaming lore and analyzes their relation to a growing streaming media industry.  

Nov 30, 2017
Gregory Borchard (Journalism & Media Studies) earned recognition with a top faculty paper award with his presentation at the 25th Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. "Press Responses to Republicans and Romanism in the 1856 Election: 'Free Men, Free Speech, Free Press, Free Territory, and Fremont'" received the Award of Excellence, designated for detail and quality.

Oct 30, 2017
Stephen Bates (Journalism and Media Studies) is the author of "Is This the Best Philosophy Can Do? Henry R. Luce and A Free and Responsible Press" which appears in the Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.

Oct 20, 2017
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) and Jeff Shuter are co-authors of a book chapter titled, "The Ethics of Sensory Ethnography" in the book Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age New Challenges, Cases, and Contexts, edited by Michael Zimmer and Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda. The book is published by Peter Lang. 

Oct 17, 2017
Donovan Conley (Communication Studies) and Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) presented a paper, "Welcome to the Techno-Jungle: Black Mirror and the Traumas of Pre-Political Inoculation" at the Affect, Activism, and New Media Conference at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in October.