Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies News

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Current Journalism and Media Studies News

Chuck Todd, host of NBC's Meet the Press, moderates a discussion at the Bellagio in Las Vegas between former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and former Speaker of the House John Boehner.
Business and Community | April 25, 2019

Inaugural symposium highlights need for collaboration across academia, business, and government to secure a prosperous American workforce.

Stands stand behind the police tape of a simulated crime scene
Campus News | April 25, 2019

Urban Adventure class draws in multiple disciplines to create a uniquely detailed scenario for students.

Jim Stelk talks to three students during the Urban Adventure class.
Campus News | April 25, 2019

Urban Adventure class draws on police, social workers, actors and more to make a complex scenario come to life for Urban Affairs students.

TJ Otzelberger at podium during news conference
Campus News | April 15, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who've made news thus far in 2019.

exterior of UNLV Greenspun Building
Campus News | April 11, 2019

Applications now open for all UNLV graduate students; internships begin in June and focus on the integration of policymaking, finance, effective communication.

camera operator with reporters
Campus News | November 30, 2018

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Journalism and Media Studies In The News

March 25, 2019

The arrival of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report Friday ended one guessing game in Washington and around the country (when will it drop?), but it immediately prompted a pressing new question: After waiting nearly two years, how much of the actual report, if any, will lawmakers and the public be allowed to see?

Men's Health
March 25, 2019

Legalized sports betting may be like vitamins for your social life.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 13, 2019

Rock, indie and hip-hop artists took to the stage Tuesday to entertain students during the RebFest Music Festival at UNLV.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
March 12, 2019

The 4th annual RebFest music festival kicks off on campus Tuesday

The Nevada Independent
March 8, 2019

After a Carson City judge handed down a goofy decision about Nevada’s shield law, I decided to do a little research. What I found was both exhilarating and infuriating.

March 1, 2019

Think of “protest art” and you likely imagine certain cliches from a previous era: Hippies gathered around an acoustic guitar, John Lennon and Yoko Ono camping out in their bedroom for weeks.

Journalism and Media Studies Experts

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Recent Journalism and Media Studies Accomplishments

June 20, 2019
Benjamin Burroughs, David Becker, and Madeline Edgmon (all Journalism and Media Studies), and Adam Rugg of Fairfield University have published a paper titled "#VegasStrong: Sport, Public Memorialization, and the Golden Knights" in the journal Communication and Sport. Becker and Edgmon are master's students.
April 17, 2019
Naoka Foreman (Journalism and Media Studies) moderated a panel discussion hosted by the Black Graduate Student Association.  Monica Brown (Education), Sebern Coleman (Graduate College), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice) served as panelists for this discussion.  The topic was "The Color of Academia: A Panel on Navigating...
March 5, 2019
Dallas Leong (Accounting), Emi Leong (Entertainment Engineering and Design), and Matthew Dobbs (Journalism and Media Studies) will be traveling to Dallas this week with the UNLV Bowling Club for the sectional bowling competition. Dallas Leong, a senior, now is ranked #2 in the nation by the United States Bowling Congress. Emi Leong, a junior, is...
March 1, 2019
Donovan Conley (Communication Studies) and Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) published article, "Black Mirror, Mediated Affect and the Political," for a special issue of Culture, Theory, and Critique devoted to the theme, "Intensities: Affect, Encounter, and Social Change." This publication comes out of a small conference at the...
February 26, 2019
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) published "A Cultural Lineage of Streaming" in the journal Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society, which is published by Taylor & Francis. 
November 14, 2018
David Becker (Journalism and Media Studies Graduate Teaching Assistant), is one of the producers of Cracked Up. The film follows Saturday Night Live actor Darrell Hammond and his history of child abuse.The film premiered Nov. 14 in New York City as part of the DOC NYC, a storytelling documentary festival. It is an Academy-qualifying festival for...