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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People | January 9, 2023

He never intended to fall for photography, but after this UNLV alum found out what it was like to take a good shot during an elective class — he was hooked.

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People | December 14, 2022

Five UNLV graduates will be recognized by President Keith E. Whitfield during winter commencement for their combination of academic excellence and service to the community.

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People | November 7, 2022

Media professor’s revolutionary experience informs a social change perspective.

David Norse teaching a class.
Business and Community | September 14, 2022

Understanding the fast-changing media landscape will help students become well-rounded content practitioners.

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Campus News | June 29, 2022

Research drives how programs serve youth.

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Business and Community | March 17, 2022

RebFest, an annual music festival organized and marketed by UNLV students, returns to campus this spring.

Journalism and Media Studies In The News

January 27, 2023

It's National News Literacy Week. A chance to reflect on the vital role of gathering and sharing news and information. It's a lesson the next generation of journalists are learning everyday in classrooms across the country.

Listin Diario
December 19, 2022

If you had to choose a movie image to remember this 2022, it would be the slap that Will Smith gave Chris Rock on Oscar night, an incident that continues to give rise to talk and that has come to eclipse other key moments in the history of these awards.

KSNV-TV: News 3
December 18, 2022

More than 2,000 UNLV Rebels will cross the Thomas and Mack stage on Monday and Tuesday, with five outstanding graduates representing the winter class of 2022.

Las Vegas Sun
November 16, 2022

This photo Monday inside an auditorium at Rancho High School comes from an event where Republican Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo was to deliver his victory speech.

September 15, 2022

The murder of Jeff German, a Las Vegas reporter, shocked many throughout Nevada. And not just because German was well-known for his four decades of work in Nevada.

August 31, 2022

“Influencer” has become one of the most aspirational jobs for kids and adults. What now?

Journalism and Media Studies Experts

An expert in free speech, the media, and First Amendment issues.
An expert on social and emerging media.
An expert in health journalism. 
An expert on social and digital media, and a recognized authority on the role of superheroes and comics books in society. 
An expert on society and information technologies, with interest in the lifecycle of digital media and privacy
An expert on sports journalism and television broadcasting.

Recent Journalism and Media Studies Accomplishments

January 11, 2023
The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies is excited to announce that UNLV's radio station, KUNV (91.5 Jazz)/Las Vegas, won a national award: The 2022 Beats Magazine Smooth Jazz Station Of The Year. The award recognized: Jason Beatty, operations manager Kim Linzy, music director An excerpt from the article announcing the station…
December 8, 2022
Ben Morse and Benjamin Burroughs (both Journalism and Media Studies) have published an article titled, "Magneto was right: the vulgar and genteel shaping of a Holocaust antihero," in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. The article examines the character Magneto as a cultural icon who opens up a space for thinking through the Holocaust.
October 14, 2022
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) gave an invited talk to the department of media and communications, University of Sydney, with Tēvita O. Kaʻili (Brigham Young University-Hawaii) titled, "Kū Kia'i Kahuku: Civic Streaming and Altruistic YouTube." This talk attempted to theorize the concept of civic streaming, and specifically the…
August 26, 2022
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies), Richard Johnson (Arizona State), Miles Romney (Brigham Young University), and Kia Cummings (MA graduate in Journalism and Media Studies) presented "The Rinaldi Frame: College Gameday, the NCAA, and Black Hardship" to the AEJMC annual conference from Aug. 3-6 in Detroit, MI. 
July 7, 2022
Benjamin Burroughs, Benjamin J. Morse, Travis Carmona (all Journalism and Media Studies), and Travis Snow (Sociology) have published an article, "The Masks We Wear: Watchmen, Infrastructural Racism, and Anonymity" in the journal Television & New Media. As COVID-19 has led to the politicization of masks and the donning of masks, the prescient…
June 3, 2022
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) and Shi-Quan Nettingham, '20 MA Journalism and Media Studies, presented their research, "'Stick to Sports” and Critical Sports Media Industry Studies," at the 72nd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference in Paris.