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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

Nicole Santero at home, surrounded by BTS memorabilia, including a poster.
People | August 3, 2020

Nicole Santero balances her job communicating about the School of Public Health with her doctoral research on the BTS phenomenon.

two women talking via video conference call
Campus News | July 14, 2020

Urban Affairs’ Advising Center Crafts Remote Infrastructure in Response to Pandemic

black person and white person holding hands at protest
Campus News | June 5, 2020

UNLV alumna Jessica Walters Murrey offers advice to those seeking to be allies in social change.

People | June 5, 2020

How a classroom assignment led UNLV alumna Jessica Walters Murrey to a career as a social change communication expert.

People | May 12, 2020

Journalism major soaks up the experiences offered behind the scenes at KUNV.

A woman clutches a microphone behind two computers
Campus News | May 7, 2020

KUNV radio patches together remote home studios to make one unified station. 

Journalism and Media Studies In The News

April 9, 2020

Marvel has an extended family that stretches far and wide. Over the past decade, countless figures have joined the House of Ideas, often coming from an equally wonderful world with its own tenured pedigree. The Creative Director of Marvel Themed Entertainment, Brian Crosby, blends the universes of Marvel and Disney as a fan-turned-fixture of the former who got his start working with the latter! And hey, you might've even seen him recently leading livestream How To Draw episodes about Spider-Man and Groot!

Las Vegas Sun
April 6, 2020

Bryce Palafox can wake up five minutes before his classes begin at UNLV and still be on time. There’s no jockeying for a parking spot or racing across campus from the dorms.
March 9, 2020

A team of communication and journalism researchers recently published a study about sources of information and vaccination intention in the Atlantic Journal of Communication. The team included Carolyn A. Lin, a professor of communication, and Xiaowen Xu, a doctoral candidate in communication, both of UConn; and Linda Dam, a journalism professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Lin discussed the evolving role of communication and how it can influence our health care decisions with UConn Today.

National Mature Media Awards
February 10, 2020

Honoring The Best Marketing, Communications, Educational Materials, and Programs for Older Adults

December 30, 2019

“It was a real feast or famine for me this year,” sums up writer Kelly Thompson when thinking back on 2019, a 12-month period in which her workload went from several projects across multiple lines of characters to the solo adventures of a single Avenger and back again.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
November 26, 2019

A new UNLV class is placing students in the middle of crime scenes.

Journalism and Media Studies Experts

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An expert in health journalism. 
An expert on social and emerging media.
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An expert on social and digital media, and a recognized authority on the role of superheroes and comics books in society. 

Recent Journalism and Media Studies Accomplishments

July 16, 2020
Jay J. Shen, Sfurti Rathi, Kalyn Frost (Healthcare), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Soo Kyong Kim (Journalism & Media Studies), along Hee-Taik Kang, a past visiting scholar in the School of Public Health, published a study on "Sociocultural Factors Associated with Awareness of Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning...
July 16, 2020
Stephen Bates (Journalism and Media Studies) is cited in a New Yorker article on the democratic role of the news media. The author relies extensively on Bates's forthcoming book, An Aristocracy of Critics: Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and the Committee That Redefined Press Freedom (Yale).
July 10, 2020
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) recently had five photographs included in the World Health Organization (WHO) Art Gallery exhibit in Geneva, Switzerland. Contributors to the exhibit were the organization's worldwide staff, past and present. (Prior to joining UNLV, Kilker developed early field prototypes for WHO'S Health for the...
June 11, 2020
Jason Takhtadjian, Marcos Santander, Karina Trujillo and Breanna Hernandez (all Journalism and Media Studies) were honored with a Student Programming Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter. The winning students produced an episode of the "Rebel Report," a 30-minute sports program created...
June 10, 2020
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) published "Beyond accessibility: Design ethics, edge users, and the role of active proxies in unwinding the spiral of exclusion" in First Monday, the peer-reviewed open-access journal focusing on internet and society published by the University of Illinois at Chicago. This article moves beyond previous...
June 3, 2020
Nissa Tzun (Journalism and Media Studies) and Korey Tillman (Sociology), along with Oja Vincent, co-founder of the Forced Trajectory Project, appeared as guests on KNPR's State of Nevada radio show earlier this week. They discussed the recent protests, police brutality, and topics related to the history of U.S. racial violence and oppression. The...