Accomplishments: Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

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 published with Margo Malik, ’16 MA Journalism and Media Studies, a program coordinator for UNLV women's basketball; Richard Johnson of Creighton University...
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 large audience. Topics included designing courses using tools and strategies to support scaffolding, collaboration, and evaluation beyond what current...
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 Shootings in the Mountain West, 2015 – 2021. Janelle Domantay, Ilya Pivavaruk, and Victor Taksheyev (Computer Science), who were awarded Best Poster...
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 balanced promotional and informational coverage between men’s and women’s sports. This study examines how gender is represented in photographs on the...
April 8, 2021
Kimberly James, Timothy Jones, Phillip Zawarus, Sean Slattery, Olga Townsend, Genevieve Tremblay, Francisco Menendez, Adam Paul (all Fine Arts), Althea Inns, Ted Weisman (OIT), and Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) contributed to a national online conversation about Envisioning a Post-pandemic Future for Arts and Media Higher Education hosted by the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru). Yvonne Houy (Fine Arts) served as moderator.        
March 24, 2021
Stephen Bates (Journalism and Media Studies) has won the Goldsmith Book Prize for the best trade book about the media and democracy, awarded by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University. The $5,000 prize honors his book An Aristocracy of Critics: Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and the Committee That Redefined Freedom of the Press, published by Yale University Press. 
February 25, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs, Ben Morse, Michael Carmona (all Journalism and Media Studies), and Travis Snow (Sociology) presented a panel, "Watching Watchmen: Race and Anonymity" at the Far West Popular Culture Conference hosted by UNLV earlier this month. 
December 1, 2020
Anjala Krishen (Marketing), Han-fen Hu (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology), Andrew Spivak (Sociology), and  Olesya Venger (Journalism) recently had their paper, "The Danger of Flavor: E-cigarettes, Social Media, and the Interplay of Generations," accepted by the Journal of Business Research. This interdisciplinary study evaluates the effects of social media advertisements of e-cigarettes on consumer perceptions. 
November 20, 2020
Stephen Bates (Journalism and Media Studies) delivered the annual State of the First Amendment Address at the University of Kentucky  Nov. 12. His speech, "The Press of Democracy," discussed five challenges now facing the American news media. 
November 17, 2020
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) and Gavin Feller (Humlab, Umeå University) have published a chapter, "The Emergence and Ethics of Child-Created Content as Media Industries" in the Routledge Companion to Digital Media. and Children. The research looks at the cultivation of child ‘influencers’ as a part of the emergent digital media landscape and children’s media industries. Child-created content is also the site for discursively codifying particular articulations of concepts...