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Current Journalism and Media Studies News

Campus News | March 22, 2020

Top of the List: Seeking help whenever you need it.

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Research | February 19, 2020

A new public communication lab is helping students, staff and community members improve their speaking skills.

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.

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People | December 11, 2019

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

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Campus News | November 21, 2019

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Journalism and Media Studies In The News
March 9, 2020

A team of communication and journalism researchers recently published a study about sources of information and vaccination intention in the Atlantic Journal of Communication. The team included Carolyn A. Lin, a professor of communication, and Xiaowen Xu, a doctoral candidate in communication, both of UConn; and Linda Dam, a journalism professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Lin discussed the evolving role of communication and how it can influence our health care decisions with UConn Today.

National Mature Media Awards
February 10, 2020

Honoring The Best Marketing, Communications, Educational Materials, and Programs for Older Adults

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."

Journalism and Media Studies Experts

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Recent Journalism and Media Studies Accomplishments

March 12, 2020
Linda Dam and Benjamin Burroughs (both Journalism and Media Studies) presented their research "(Over)Eating with our Eyes: An Examination of Food-Related YouTube Influencer Marketing and Consumer Engagement with Food Brands" at the 23rd International Public Relations Research Conference in Orlando, Florida. Using a heuristic-systematic model...
February 25, 2020
Benjamin Morse (Journalism and Media Studies) presented "Marvel and Morality: An 80-Year Evolution" at the Far West Popular and American Culture Association's annual conference earlier this month in Las Vegas. He explained how morality played a role in the success of Marvel Comics through the decades. Morse is a former editorial director of new...
February 21, 2020
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) has published a chapter titled "Fake Memetics: Political Rhetoric and Circulation in Political Campaigns" in the book Fake News: Understanding Media and Misinformation in the Digital Age published by the MIT Press. The chapter argues that memes operate as stitching devices, which meld platforms,...
February 18, 2020
Steve Salerno (Journalism & Media Studies) won the Silver Award in the 2019 Mature Media Awards for his memoir, "The River Runs Through Us," on bonding with his troubled young grandson some years ago. It appeared in AARP The Magazine in April/May 2018.
February 14, 2020
Barb Brents, Andrew Spivak, Christina Parreira, Alessandra Lanti (all Sociology), and Olesya Venger (Journalism & Media Studies), along with Takashi Yamashita of the University of Maryland, are the authors of "Are Men Who Pay for Sex Sexist? Masculinity and Client Attitudes toward Gender Role Equality in Different Prostitution Markets," which...
February 12, 2020
Donovan Conley (Communication Studies) and Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) have published a sequel essay on the television show, Black Mirror, called "Bandersnatched: Infrastructure and Acquiescence in 'Black Mirror.'" The article, published by Critical Studies in Media Communication, argues that Black Mirror disturbs and...