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Students in UNLV's crisis and emergency management program focus on preparedness for potential disasters
Student-produced show Rebel Report wins an Emmy Award while its student reporters go on to land jobs.
Urban Affairs In The News
Emmy Awards are often the shining point of a career for those in broadcast media. A group of UNLV journalism students netted the prestigious award for work they conducted before graduating college.
Anti-government militants are using social media to promote armed protests. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports on jailed rancher Cliven Bundy, his followers and Facebook Live.
For anyone who has small children and an internet connection, you’re probably familiar with the trend of Kinder Surprise Egg videos on YouTube. At first I was totally perplexed when my youngest started watching these. Eventually I learned from other moms that Kinder Surprise Egg videos were “a thing.”
Toymaker Mattel wants to get kids’ attention, and it’s going online to do it. The company announced this week it will spend at least $10 million on advertising this year on Google’s YouTube Kids platform. It’s the company’s biggest ad buy online to date.
In the rural West, the jailed rancher Cliven Bundy and his militia followers were early and savvy users of social media. Bundy is the man who inspired two armed standoffs against federal agents over control of U.S. public lands. Now, as a series of federal trials has begun for the 2014 standoff near the Bundy ranch, his followers are regularly using Facebook Live to do their own reporting on the cases.
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