Accomplishments: Department of Communication Studies

February 23, 2022
Kevin Stoker (Journalism and Media Studies, Communication Studies) recently published "Journalism with the Voice of Authority: The Rise of Interpretive Reporting at The New York Times, 1918-1933" in the academic journal Journalism. The article ties the emergence of interpretive reporting to coverage of Washington, foreign correspondence,…
December 17, 2021
Ayla Gelsinger (Communication Studies and Psychology) received the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal Best Article Award for the work, A Critical Analysis of the Body Positive Movement on Instagram: How Does it Really Impact Body Image?, which published in Spectra’s inaugural fall 2020 issue. Sponsored by the office of undergraduate research (…
November 23, 2021
Tara McManus (Communication Studies) published the peer-reviewed study "Conditional effects received parental support on emerging adults’ relational satisfaction" in the Journal of Marriage and Family Review. The cross-section survey of emerging adult children suggests parents can be reassured that the support they provide cannot decrease the…
November 19, 2021
Natalie Pennington (Communication Studies) published a peer-reviewed journal article, "The Toll of Technology While Working from Home during COVID-19" alongside Amanda J. Holmstrom (Michigan State) and Jeffrey A. Hall (University of Kansas) in the academic journal Communication Reports.   The study draws from a representative sample of American…
November 16, 2021
Emma Frances Bloomfield (Communication Studies) and Chris Manktelow of the University of Exeter published a paper, "Climate communication and storytelling" in a special issue on "Climate Change Communication and the IPCC" in Climatic Change. The paper encourages the IPCC to adopt storytelling elements to better adapt climate science conclusions to…
November 3, 2021
Rebecca Rice (Communication Studies) is the author of the book Communicating Authority in Interorganizational Collaboration (Routledge). The book argues that authority is negotiated in interactions among organizational members as they collaborate and uses a case study of an emergency management collaboration to consider sources of authority during…
October 15, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies), along with journalism and media studies master's student Alain DeSaix and communication studies master's alumnus Joshua Barney published an article titled, "Place, Casinos, and Esports" in the Gaming Law Review. The article considers the importance of physical space and the demarcation of place in…
August 6, 2021
Saha Salahi (Communication Studies, Brookings Mountain West, and The Lincy Institute) was named the inaugural Nevada recipient of the John Lewis Youth Leadership Award by Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske in a recent press release. The John Lewis Youth Leadership Award was established in 2021 by the National Association of Secretaries of State…
July 15, 2021
Natalie Pennington (Communication Studies) published a peer-reviewed journal article, "Communication Outside of the Home through Social Media during COVID-19," in the academic journal Computers in Human Behavior Reports. This article was published with support from the UNLV Open Article Fund. The study combines qualitative and quantitative…
July 1, 2021
Rebecca Rice (Communication Studies) and co-authors published a forum essay titled "Revisiting Ethnography in Organizational Communication Studies" in the journal Management Communication Quarterly. The essay brings scholars who have used ethnographic observation in organizational settings into a conversation about the future of the method in the…
June 4, 2021
Guadalupe Negrete (CAEO) and Tara McManus (Communication Studies) co-authored an article, "“Okay Twitter… Trend this, Sucka! #Supernatural': A Content Analysis of the Supernatural Fandom’s Use of Live-tweeting" that has been published in The Journal of Social Media in Society. The article examines the use of live-tweeting by the Supernatural…
May 25, 2021
Rebecca Rice (Communication Studies) published an article in Communication Monographs, titled "Feminist Theory and Interorganizational Collaboration: An Ethnographic Study of Gendered Tension Management." The article considered how collaborations among multiple organizations are influenced by constructs of masculinity and femininity so that…