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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. Our curriculum provides a comprehensive education that blends classroom learning with practical experiences.

Current Journalism and Media Studies News

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Campus News |

News highlights starring UNLV students and faculty who made local and national headlines.

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Arts and Culture |

Photography, research, and community come together to tell a story of Las Vegas’ nonstop economy in Nevada Humanities exhibition.

Spring Flowers (Becca Schwartz)
Campus News |

A roundup of the top news stories featuring UNLV students and faculty.

procession of graduates entering arena
Campus News |

Graduates join the class of 2023 for their moment of Rebel triumph as they cross the Thomas & Mack stage.

A portrait of Kirk Massey in blue clothes in front of a blue backdrop. He is wearing a red graduation cap.
People |

Kirk Massey, a Blue Man Group member for nearly 20 years, turned to UNLV when he was ready to get his bachelor's degree in journalism.
 

Spooky season at UNLV (Becca Schwartz\UNLV).
Campus News |

A collection of news stories focused on research, expert insights, and academic achievement.

Journalism and Media Studies In The News

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The Carpinteria Valley Museum of History’s vast collection of 19th- and 20th-century photographs has entered the 21st century: the photo index is now online. The museum has more than 10,000 photos dating back to the late 1800s. They show local people, parades, businesses, homes, disasters and lots more.

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Your teen is “caught in 4K” — and boy, they’re in trouble. This is the definition of the slang expression, according to Dictionary.com: “Caught in 4k is a phrase that means someone was caught in the act of doing something wrong or foolish and there is undeniable evidence to prove it.”

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Your teen is “caught in 4K” — and boy, they’re in trouble. This is the definition of the slang expression, according to Dictionary.com: “Caught in 4k is a phrase that means someone was caught in the act of doing something wrong or foolish and there is undeniable evidence to prove it.”

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Are you an “NPC”? Check with your teen! The acronym stands for “non-player character,” which in video game culture, is a figure not controlled by a player. Like a background character or one that is pre-programmed to behave or speak in a repetitive or specific way. Teens say it to offend a real person who they feel is boring: a follower, a minion, a yes-man and not the star of the show.

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Are you an “NPC”? Check with your teen! The acronym stands for “non-player character,” which in video game culture, is a figure not controlled by a player. Like a background character or one that is pre-programmed to behave or speak in a repetitive or specific way. Teens say it to offend a real person who they feel is boring: a follower, a minion, a yes-man and not the star of the show.

Street Insider

Community short-term lender Dollar Loan Center has donated over $200,000 worth of radio and broadcast equipment to the Nevada Broadcaster's Association who has gifted the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies with this extraordinary collection of radio broadcast equipment to the school.

Journalism and Media Studies Experts

An expert on social and emerging media.
An expert on social and digital media, and a recognized authority on the role of superheroes and comics books in society. 
An expert in journalism history, reporting, and communication research methods. 
An expert on society and information technologies, with interest in the lifecycle of digital media and privacy
An expert on public relations; storytelling; and the use of artificial intelligence in communications, media, and higher education. 
An expert in free speech, the media, and First Amendment issues.

Recent Journalism and Media Studies Accomplishments

Aya Shata and Dave Nourse (both Journalism and Media Studies) presented a paper titled, "AI in the eyes of PR practitioners: Thoughts, applications, and concerns," at the International Public Relations Research Conference (IPPRC) held in Orlando, Florida. The paper offered valuable insights into the intersection of Generative AI and…
Cat Lee (KUNV) has joined the 91.5 Jazz and More family as an on-air personality, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the world of entertainment and a deep love for jazz and eclectic sounds. His dynamic presence and genuine enthusiasm for music make him the perfect fit for 91.5 Jazz and More, which strives to provide listeners with an…
Gregory A. Borchard (Journalism and Media Studies), associate director and undergraduate coordinator, was elected president of the Society of Nineteenth Century Historians for a 2023-24 term to advance and promote 19th-century historical studies through the encouragement of research, teaching, presentation of findings, and publication.
Benjamin Burroughs, Shi-Quan Nettingham, and Dave Nourse (all Journalism and Media Studies) published a paper titled '“Stick to Sports” and Critical Sports Media Industry Studies" in the Journal of Sport and Social Issues. This research aims at unpacking the discourse of “stick to sports,” which audiences and industry wield to police social…
Bryson Carrier, Robert W. Salatto, Dustin W. Davis, Jacquelyn V.L. Sertic, Brenna Barrios, Graham R. McGinnis, Tedd J. Girouard, James W. Navalta (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) published "Assessing the Validity of Several Heart Rate Monitors in Wearable Technology…
Linda Dam (Journalism and Media Studies) and Natalie Pennington (CSU Fort Collins) have published an article titled, "Social interaction, support preferences, and the use of wearable health trackers," in Frontiers in Communication. The study assessed how social factors relate to reported weekly use and behavioral intentions toward the use of…