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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

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.

woman in audio recording booth
Campus News | October 9, 2019

Through a new KUNV podcast, Latinx students are at the helm of creating historical content in an accessible format.

Ashton Ridley standing outside UNLV's Greenspun Hall
People | September 16, 2019

Once an intern in public radio, UNLV alum Ashton Ridley is now paying it forward.

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.

Journalism and Media Studies In The News

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.

Men's Health
September 25, 2019

It was this past spring, and Jack Dorsey, the tech entrepreneur who co-founded Twitter and Square, was on biohacker Ben Greenfield’s podcast to divulge the newest tool that helped him work the long, demanding, intensely focused hours required to run not one but two billion-dollar companies.

Inside Radio
September 11, 2019

Beasley Media Group is using its esports initiative to build a presence on college campuses and attract students to its competitive gaming content. The broadcaster’s Beasley XP esports division has unveiled Checkpoint XP On Campus, a college-based collaboration with the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV).

Radio Ink
September 11, 2019

Beasley XP, the Esports Division of Beasley Media Group, is unveiling Checkpoint XP On Campus, a new college-based collaborative endeavor with the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

MarketScreener
September 11, 2019

Beasley XP, the Esports Division of Beasley Media Group (BMG), announces the unveiling of Checkpoint XP On Campus, a new college-based collaborative endeavor with the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV). The official announcement was made on campus on Monday, September 9thin Las Vegas on the eve of the 2019 Esports Business Summit.

Journalism and Media Studies Experts

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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. 
An expert in free speech, the media, and First Amendment issues
An expert on journalism and our changing media environment.
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Recent Journalism and Media Studies Accomplishments

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.
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...