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Current Journalism and Media Studies News

UNLV nursing student in red shirt reviewing slide sample with peer
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.'

Campus News | July 9, 2021

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

Campus News | June 8, 2021

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

Television screens showing "We Need to Talk" panelists in a studio
Business and Community | May 19, 2021

University's "We Need to Talk" virtual discussion series returns May 27.

students dance outdoors on UNLV's campus
Campus News | May 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.

Journalism and Media Studies In The News

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
September 8, 2021

Graduates of the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at University of Nevada, Las Vegas will now be given a direct path to employment.

August 9, 2021

From the early days of culture, humans have known that too much of anything is good for nothing.

July 30, 2021

Getting outside of your comfort zone is so associated with creativity that it’s almost cliché.

Las Vegas Weekly
July 29, 2021

Humans have it easier now than ever before.

July 29, 2021

Born on Nov. 10, the Marine Corps birthday, in Oceanside, California, home of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the stars aligned for Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jen S. Martinez, formerly Marine Staff Sergeant Martinez, to join the U.S. Marine Corps.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
July 13, 2021

It’s a big day for the Chuck Wagon at UNLV. Standout running back Charles Williams has become the first UNLV football player in history to be voted an academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Journalism and Media Studies Experts

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 on journalism and our changing media environment.
An expert in free speech, the media, and First Amendment issues.
An expert in journalism history, reporting, and communication research methods. 
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 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...
June 29, 2021
Louis Z. Anderson (Journalism & Media Studies) wrote an essay, "On Coming Out...and Coming out..", in USA Today about his varied experience coming out as a gay man to various audiences. This was published in conjunction with the newspaper's acknowledgment of Pride Month. Anderson is an undergraduate student.
June 24, 2021
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies), Susie Skarl (Libraries), and Yvonne Houy (Fine Arts) co-presented a panel session at the 2021 CCC Techconnect Online Teaching Conference. The panel, "Structuring Engagement: Using Google Apps to Organize Interactive Assignments," introduced collaborative teaching innovations developed at UNLV to a...
June 14, 2021
Students in JOUR 439 (Journalism and Media Studies) won the Student Emmy Award for Best Student Program - Sports Program from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Pacific Southwest Chapter. The students put together a remote show from Allegiant Stadium, previewing last fall's UNLV football team.
May 19, 2021
A number of undergraduate students were recognized during the office of undergraduate research (OUR) spring 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium. They include: Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership), who was awarded Best Podium Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Her presentation was Police...
April 20, 2021
Rich Johnson, Miles Romney, and Benjamin Burroughs (all Journalism and Media Studies) published an article, "#Gramming Gender: The Cognizance of Equality on Instagram Accounts of Prominent NCAA Athletic Departments," in the journal Communication & Sport. Under the federally mandated Title IX, NCAA athletic departments are directed to offer...