Accomplishments: Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

November 30, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) presented his work "Kū KiaʻI Kahuku: Indigenizing Social Media and Sociospatial Symmetry" with Tēvita O. Kaʻili at the "Vā Moana: Space And Relationality In Pacific Thought And Identity" conference held Nov. 23-24.
November 15, 2021
Yvonne Houy (College of Fine Arts) and Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) presented "Light and Shadow, Trauma and the Arts, Or: Art-Informed Higher Education of the Future" on Nov. 3 at the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities' 2021 Annual Conference.  The audience Q &A and presentation, a recording of their live visual performance mixing traditional and digital media with vocal and ambient sound, was inspired by the tradition and characters of Southeast Asian shadow...
November 9, 2021
Afsha Bawany (Urban Affairs), Su Kim Chung, Sean Kennedy,Brittani Sterling, and Claytee White (all Libraries), and Jennifer Ream (Journalism and Media Studies), were honored by the Public Relations Society of America's Las Vegas Chapter with a 2021 Pinnacle Award in public service for the “We Need to Talk” educational series.  The series examines how multiple aspects of systemic racism impact our community. The goal is to propose steps communities and individuals can take to affect positive...
October 28, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) recently published an article, "Branding Kidfluencers: Regulating Content and Advertising on YouTube" in the journal Television and New Media. The article is co-authored by Gavin Feller (Umeå University, Sweden) and analyzes emerging shifts in YouTube, advertising, and children’s digital media industries through a case study of Pocket Watch, a digital-first production and distribution studio built exclusively for YouTube child stars. The ...
October 15, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies), along with journalism and media studies master's student Alain DeSaix and communication studies master's alumnus Joshua Barney published an article titled, "Place, Casinos, and Esports" in the Gaming Law Review. The article considers the importance of physical space and the demarcation of place in esports. Specifically, the research draws from a history of video games and place to understand what it means for an esports arena to exist as a...
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.