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

David Norse teaching a class.
Business and Community | September 14, 2022

Understanding the fast-changing media landscape will help students become well-rounded content practitioners.

a woman and girl viewing Native American jewelry in museum case
Campus News | June 29, 2022

Research drives how programs serve youth.

exterior of UNLV campus during RebFest event
Business and Community | March 17, 2022

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

books inside the UNLV Bookstore
Campus News | February 10, 2022

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

wordle game board with words "REBEL" and "SMART"
People | January 27, 2022

Social media experts talk about the trending word game.

woman speaking in padded room with ring light
Campus News | January 25, 2022

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

Journalism and Media Studies In The News

September 15, 2022

The murder of Jeff German, a Las Vegas reporter, shocked many throughout Nevada. And not just because German was well-known for his four decades of work in Nevada.

Los Angeles Times
August 22, 2022

A main driver of democracy’s decline in the United States is Latinophobia — from its central role in the rise of Donald Trump to its influence in the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Wall Street Journal
July 22, 2022

The easily understood ‘exit velocity’ metric helps drive fans’ conversations, even if it isn’t always a useful predictor of success

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).

Journalism and Media Studies Experts

An expert on society and information technologies, with interest in the lifecycle of digital media and privacy
An expert on social and digital media, and a recognized authority on the role of superheroes and comics books in society. 
An expert in health journalism. 
An expert on journalism and our changing media environment.
An expert in journalism history, reporting, and communication research methods. 
An expert on social and emerging media.

Recent Journalism and Media Studies Accomplishments

August 26, 2022
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies), Richard Johnson (Arizona State), Miles Romney (Brigham Young University), and Kia Cummings (MA graduate in Journalism and Media Studies) presented "The Rinaldi Frame: College Gameday, the NCAA, and Black Hardship" to the AEJMC annual conference from Aug. 3-6 in Detroit, MI. 
July 7, 2022
Benjamin Burroughs, Benjamin J. Morse, Travis Carmona (all Journalism and Media Studies), and Travis Snow (Sociology) have published an article, "The Masks We Wear: Watchmen, Infrastructural Racism, and Anonymity" in the journal Television & New Media. As COVID-19 has led to the politicization of masks and the donning of masks, the prescient…
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,…