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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.

Current Journalism and Media Studies News

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

Ryan Brunty leans against a large, furry version of his yeti
People | December 11, 2019

Ryan Brunty's melancholy, vulnerable yeti, Yerman, has become a sensation locally and online. Now it's making its way to Hot Topic.

woman holding colorful fabric
People | December 11, 2019

Alumna Jaimee Newberry turns a mommy-daughter holiday project into a booming custom clothing company.

images showing surplus center sign, jerseys, chairs, pool table and filing cabinets
Campus News | November 21, 2019

Shop great deals, groove to the music, and support your university community.

Rebel mascot dancing in front of "Rebel Homecoming" sign
Campus News | November 8, 2019

KUNV Radio’s 57-song playlist will have you singing along

A woman stands at a sand trap on a golf course
People | November 6, 2019

College of Urban Affairs Alumna of the Year Sarah Thornton struck out on her own 12 years ago, and has reaped success since.

Journalism and Media Studies In The News

Marvel
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.

Naples Daily News
November 25, 2019

Naples-based Beasley Broadcast Group has jumped on the esports bandwagon.

Las Vegas Weekly
November 21, 2019

Ashton Ridley had 15 years experience working in public radio in Las Vegas at KCEP-FM before landing his new role as general manager of UNLV's public radio station, KUNV-FM 91.5 "Jazz and More."

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 31, 2019

All morning, excited people stream in to gather free comic books. In the back of the store, patrons huddle by a table as comics are signed by their creators. A few fans dressed as comic book characters mingle with civilians in comic logo-laden T-shirts, while others huddle in conversation or stalk the racks in search of new finds.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
October 30, 2019

A unique class at UNLV simulates crime scenes to give students real-world experience. The program is relatively new and aims to build confidence and introduce potential career choices.

Journalism and Media Studies Experts

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
An expert in sports media.
An expert on society and information technologies, with interest in the lifecycle of digital media and privacy
An expert in health journalism. 
An expert in marketing communication, political ads, and the regulation of controversial products.

Recent Journalism and Media Studies Accomplishments

January 17, 2020
Erika Engstrom (Communication Studies) and Gary Larson (Journalism and Media Studies) are co-authors of "Audio and Video Journalism" in Convergent Journalism, An Introduction: Writing and Producing Across Media, third edition, newly published by Taylor and Francis. 
December 19, 2019
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) recently presented at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) photography group in Geneva, Switzerland, on documenting landmarks and people of the American Southwest using emerging imaging technologies. This is the fourth year that he has presented updates on these efforts to the CERN...
November 15, 2019
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) has published “The Soft Power of Ephemeral Communities: A Short History of Las Vegas Technology Conventions, 1959-2019” in the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly. In the peer-reviewed article, he argues that technology conventions are notable because they are triply ephemeral — in a transient town with...
November 7, 2019
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Yoo (Medicine) and Sfurti Maheshwari and Kalyn Frost (both Public Health), and Soo Kim (Journalism and Media Studies), along with community partners Duy Nguyen, Octavio Posada, and Weiss Solano from the Asian Community Development Council, recently presented at the 6th Public...
September 30, 2019
Monserrath Hernández (Journalism and Media Studies), Maribel Estrada Calderón (History), Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching and Learning), Elsa Lopez (Education), Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez (Education), Rodrigo Vazquez (Economics), and Nathalie Martinez (Honors) were each recently awarded a student scholarship from the city of Las Vegas and the...
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.