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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

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

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People | October 28, 2021

Former UNLV quarterback talks about life after ESPN and how an injury as a Rebel put him on the path to sportscasting.

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Campus News | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.

A woman holds a pink fan featuring Britney Spears' face and the words "Free Britney"
People | July 14, 2021

On the eve of a court hearing that could have a major effect on a pop music icon, a UNLV alumnus looks back at his role as a champion of the 'Free Britney movement.'

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

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Campus News | June 8, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.

Journalism and Media Studies In The News

Legion
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).

Las Vegas Sun
November 15, 2021

Steve Johnston’s interest in amassing a hoard of toys and action figures began when he was young. What started as a small trading hobby at age 14 became his profession — he’s the toy expert on the Las Vegas-based reality television show “Pawn Stars.”

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 15, 2021

Once the definitive Vegas book, what does Hunter S. Thompson’s classic say about us now?

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 12, 2021

Two Clark County School Board trustees have sent a cease-and-desist letter to Sinclair Broadcast Group and its local affiliate KSNV-TV urging the removal of a “false and misleading political advertisement” paid for by the Clark County teachers union.

El Tiempo
November 12, 2021

Two members of the Clark County School Board sent a cease and desist letter to Sinclair Broadcast Group and its local affiliate KSNV-TV calling for the removal of a “false and misleading political advertisement” paid for by the Clark County teachers union.

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

Recent Journalism and Media Studies Accomplishments

November 30, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) presented his work "Kū KiaʻI Kahuku: Indigenizing Social Media and Sociospatial Symmetry" with Tēvita O. Kaʻili at the "Vā Moana: Space And Relationality In Pacific Thought And Identity" conference held Nov. 23-24.
November 15, 2021
Yvonne Houy (College of Fine Arts) and Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) presented "Light and Shadow, Trauma and the Arts, Or: Art-Informed Higher Education of the Future" on Nov. 3 at the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities' 2021 Annual Conference.  The audience Q &A and presentation, a recording of their live visual…
November 9, 2021
Afsha Bawany (Urban Affairs), Su Kim Chung, Sean Kennedy,Brittani Sterling, and Claytee White (all Libraries), and Jennifer Ream (Journalism and Media Studies), were honored by the Public Relations Society of America's Las Vegas Chapter with a 2021 Pinnacle Award in public service for the “We Need to Talk” educational series.  The series examines…
October 28, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) recently published an article, "Branding Kidfluencers: Regulating Content and Advertising on YouTube" in the journal Television and New Media. The article is co-authored by Gavin Feller (Umeå University, Sweden) and analyzes emerging shifts in YouTube, advertising, and children’s digital media…
October 15, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies), along with journalism and media studies master's student Alain DeSaix and communication studies master's alumnus Joshua Barney published an article titled, "Place, Casinos, and Esports" in the Gaming Law Review. The article considers the importance of physical space and the demarcation of place in…
July 7, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs (Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies) recently published in the International Review for the Sociology of Sport a manuscript titled "Content analysis of biological sex-specific media coverage of sport: The case of National Collegiate Athletic Association athletic department home webpages." The article was…