Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies News

The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies offers an innovative and integrated approach to research and study of today’s dynamic news, marketing, public relations, and social media in traditional and digital environments.

Current Journalism and Media Studies News

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Business and Community | March 17, 2022

RebFest, an annual music festival organized and marketed by UNLV students, returns to campus this spring.

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Campus News | February 10, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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People | January 27, 2022

Social media experts talk about the trending word game.

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Campus News | January 25, 2022

Communication coaches help students spot their presentation tics and gain confidence in their abilities.

Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine graduates line up to cross the commencement stage
Campus News | December 30, 2021

A collection of 2021 headlines highlighting medical school milestones, a steady stronghold on diversity and research rankings, student success, and media mentions featuring faculty experts.

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

Journalism and Media Studies In The News

January 24, 2022

In honor of National News Literacy Week, 13 Action News spoke to a former journalist turned UNLV instructor who is committed to helping aspiring journalists by teaching news literacy skills.

December 15, 2021


Are we too comfortable? Do we complain too much? 


The Ultimate Health Podcast
November 16, 2021

Michael Easter (IG: @michael_easter) is the author of The Comfort Crisis, a contributing editor at Men’s Health magazine, columnist for Outside magazine, and professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

Las Vegas Sun
November 15, 2021

Steve Johnston’s interest in amassing a hoard of toys and action figures began when he was young. What started as a small trading hobby at age 14 became his profession — he’s the toy expert on the Las Vegas-based reality television show “Pawn Stars.”

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 15, 2021

Once the definitive Vegas book, what does Hunter S. Thompson’s classic say about us now?

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 12, 2021

Two Clark County School Board trustees have sent a cease-and-desist letter to Sinclair Broadcast Group and its local affiliate KSNV-TV urging the removal of a “false and misleading political advertisement” paid for by the Clark County teachers union.

Journalism and Media Studies Experts

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Recent Journalism and Media Studies Accomplishments

June 3, 2022
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) and Shi-Quan Nettingham, '20 MA Journalism and Media Studies, presented their research, "'Stick to Sports” and Critical Sports Media Industry Studies," at the 72nd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference in Paris. 
May 12, 2022
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) presented at the annual Broadcasters Education Association (BEA) conference on a panel titled, "The Metamorphosis of Local Sports Media: Reshaping Local Sports Media in the Sports News and Information Ecosystem." The panel was moderated by Rich Johnson (Creighton University) with other panelists…
April 4, 2022
Gregory A. Borchard (Journalism and Media Studies) is the editor of the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Journalism, which was released by SAGE Publishing in March. According to the publisher's description, the encyclopedia covers all significant dimensions of journalism, such as print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and…
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,…
November 30, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) presented his work "Kū KiaʻI Kahuku: Indigenizing Social Media and Sociospatial Symmetry" with Tēvita O. Kaʻili at the "Vā Moana: Space And Relationality In Pacific Thought And Identity" conference held Nov. 23-24.
November 15, 2021
Yvonne Houy (College of Fine Arts) and Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) presented "Light and Shadow, Trauma and the Arts, Or: Art-Informed Higher Education of the Future" on Nov. 3 at the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities' 2021 Annual Conference.  The audience Q &A and presentation, a recording of their live visual…