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 | 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.

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People | December 11, 2020

Alumna and sports journalist Cassie Soto returns to UNLV-TV's studios to co-host Tuesday's ceremonies.

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People | November 30, 2020

After trying a variety of jobs, Karintha Fenley finally found her "perfect fit" in academic advising.

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Campus News | November 19, 2020

Students working in the campus digital media agency acquire valuable job skills.

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Campus News | October 26, 2020

'We Need to Talk' discussion series continues. Tune into the next episode Oct. 29.

Journalism and Media Studies In The News

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.

Men's Health
January 20, 2021

Albi Skenderi is sitting on a leather love seat in his studio apartment in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. A road bike leans on a wall and a punching bag hangs in a corner.

Checkpoint XP
January 15, 2021

If you’re still on the fence about it, hop-off and sign up for Disney Plus because WandaVision is likely to change the whole game. Marvel Studios has taken us on a 10+ year journey unlike anything ever seen in film. They’re now expanding their original content to the small screen on a scope that has yet to be seen. We’ve collected expert opinions from all over the CheckpointXP stratosphere from our hosts to some of our closest friends and colleagues. What exactly can we expect from WandaVision’s debut?

The Irish Times
December 28, 2020

A nine-year-old boy has made more than €24 million in a year from “unboxing” and reviewing toys and games on YouTube to hold the title of highest-paid YouTuber for the third year running.
December 21, 2020

The nine-year-old boy earned $ 30 million in a year from “unpacking” and browsing toys and games on YouTube to carry the title of highest paid YouTuber for the third year in a row.

Journalism and Media Studies Experts

An expert in health journalism. 
An expert on social and emerging media.
An expert in journalism history, reporting, and communication research methods. 
An expert on journalism and our changing media environment.
An expert on social and digital media, and a recognized authority on the role of superheroes and comics books in society. 
An expert in free speech, the media, and First Amendment issues.

Recent Journalism and Media Studies Accomplishments

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. 
November 17, 2020
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) and Gavin Feller (Humlab, Umeå University) have published a chapter, "The Emergence and Ethics of Child-Created Content as Media Industries" in the Routledge Companion to Digital Media. and Children. The research looks at the cultivation of child ‘influencers’ as a part of the emergent digital...
November 3, 2020
Kimberly James, Timothy Jones (both Music), Louis McDonald (Art History), Olga Townsend (BFA student), Francisco Menendez (Film), Adam Paul (Theatre), Joshua Vermillion (Architecture), Phil Zawarus (Landscape Architecture), Sean Slattery, Michael Fong (both Art), Gil Kaupp (Music Technology), Julian Kilker (Journalism & Media Studies), and...
October 15, 2020
Donovan Conley (Communication Studies) and Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) have co-edited a special issue of the journal Communication and the Public on the theme: Ad/Dressing Civic Wounds. This publication began as a conference hosted by the departments of COM and JMS in March 2019, which brought together nationally prominent...
October 13, 2020
Stephen Bates (Journalism and Media Studies) wrote an article for the Atlantic series on the U.S. Constitution, "The Man Who Wanted to Save the First Amendment by Inverting It," which published this month. It analyzes the positive theory of the First Amendment, which holds that the government must expand freedom of speech, not merely refrain from...