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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Campus News | April 6, 2021

Here's why members of the campus community are excited to receive the new vaccine.

Vanessa McConnell sitting in a radio control booth
People | March 26, 2021

Nontraditional student Vanessa McConnell forging a path to bring diversity to sports broadcasting.

Campus News | February 3, 2021

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

Claytee White seated with "We Need to Talk" on TV screen behind her
Business and Community | January 28, 2021

The series, sponsored by UNLV Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, will be live-streamed by UNLV TV.

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Campus News | January 5, 2021

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.

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Research | December 16, 2020

UNLV expert on emerging media Benjamin Burroughs examines the ethical considerations of child-created content.

Journalism and Media Studies In The News

The 961
April 15, 2021

Raised in Dubai and currently based in the United States, Lebanese-American Diana Zeineddine is a force to be reckoned with!

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 8, 2021

A Las Vegas news anchor has demanded $20 million and more from an international charity that he has accused of defrauding him.

El Tiempo
April 8, 2021

A Las Vegas news anchor demanded $ 20 million and more from an international charity that he accused of committing fraud.

March 8, 2021

Today we’re talking to health & fitness journalist Michael Easter, a contributing editor at Men’s Health magazine and journalism professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Michael is one of the fitness space’s most prolific writers of in-depth profiles, covering the people, trends, and breakthroughs that keep this industry moving forward. He joins the show to talk about his unlikely road to teaching in a respected university while also balancing the challenges of his own research and writing. He’s got some of the coolest “in the trenches” stories in fitness journalism, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on what he has to say.

Las Vegas Sun
January 25, 2021

The Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol moved Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, even Snapchat and Pinterest, among other social media platforms, to dump former President Donald Trump for fomenting insurrection.

January 22, 2021

A Capitol Hill lawmaker is asking the director of the FBI to investigate whether Henderson-based Parler helped extremists plan and carry out the deadly attack in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

Journalism and Media Studies Experts

An expert on social and emerging media.
An expert on society and information technologies, with interest in the lifecycle of digital media and privacy
An expert in free speech, the media, and First Amendment issues.
An expert in health journalism. 
An expert in marketing communication, political ads, and the regulation of controversial products.
An expert on journalism and our changing media environment.

Recent Journalism and Media Studies Accomplishments

April 20, 2021
Rich Johnson, Miles Romney, and Benjamin Burroughs (all Journalism and Media Studies) published an article, "#Gramming Gender: The Cognizance of Equality on Instagram Accounts of Prominent NCAA Athletic Departments," in the journal Communication & Sport. Under the federally mandated Title IX, NCAA athletic departments are directed to offer...
April 8, 2021
Kimberly James, Timothy Jones, Phillip Zawarus, Sean Slattery, Olga Townsend, Genevieve Tremblay, Francisco Menendez, Adam Paul (all Fine Arts), Althea Inns, Ted Weisman (OIT), and Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) contributed to a national online conversation about Envisioning a Post-pandemic Future for Arts and Media Higher Education...
March 24, 2021
Stephen Bates (Journalism and Media Studies) has won the Goldsmith Book Prize for the best trade book about the media and democracy, awarded by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University. The $5,000 prize honors his book An Aristocracy of Critics: Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and the Committee That Redefined...
February 25, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs, Ben Morse, Michael Carmona (all Journalism and Media Studies), and Travis Snow (Sociology) presented a panel, "Watching Watchmen: Race and Anonymity" at the Far West Popular Culture Conference hosted by UNLV earlier this month. 
December 1, 2020
Anjala Krishen (Marketing), Han-fen Hu (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology), Andrew Spivak (Sociology), and  Olesya Venger (Journalism) recently had their paper, "The Danger of Flavor: E-cigarettes, Social Media, and the Interplay of Generations," accepted by the Journal of Business Research. This interdisciplinary study evaluates the...
November 20, 2020
Stephen Bates (Journalism and Media Studies) delivered the annual State of the First Amendment Address at the University of Kentucky  Nov. 12. His speech, "The Press of Democracy," discussed five challenges now facing the American news media.