Accomplishments: Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

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 has been published in the journal Men and Masculinities. The article found that, contrary to popular belief, the 519 prostitution clients surveyed ...
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 frustrates its viewers in order to fortify them against the darkest possibilities of digital techno-culture. 
January 27, 2020
Stephen Bates (Journalism and Media Studies) is the author of an article in American Journalism: A Journal of Media History, "Prejudice and the Press Critics: Colonel Robert McCormick’s Assault on the Hutchins Commission." He also was interviewed about the article for the journal website. Bates's book on the Commission on Freedom of the Press will be published this fall by Yale University Press.
January 24, 2020
Jon Castagnino (Journalism and Media Studies) serves as the featured professional in the chapter "Audio and Video Journalism" in Convergent Journalism, 3rd edition, newly published by Taylor and Francis. In the book, Castagnino shares his experience as a television sportscaster, providing tips for future broadcast journalists.
January 17, 2020
Erika Engstrom (Communication Studies) and Gary Larson (Journalism and Media Studies) are co-authors of "Audio and Video Journalism" in Convergent Journalism, An Introduction: Writing and Producing Across Media, third edition, newly published by Taylor and Francis. 
December 19, 2019
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) recently presented at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) photography group in Geneva, Switzerland, on documenting landmarks and people of the American Southwest using emerging imaging technologies. This is the fourth year that he has presented updates on these efforts to the CERN audience.
November 15, 2019
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) has published “The Soft Power of Ephemeral Communities: A Short History of Las Vegas Technology Conventions, 1959-2019” in the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly. In the peer-reviewed article, he argues that technology conventions are notable because they are triply ephemeral — in a transient town with an ahistorical sensibility, they cover fast-paced market segments using a format that, over a period of days, brings together special-interest groups...
November 7, 2019
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Yoo (Medicine) and Sfurti Maheshwari and Kalyn Frost (both Public Health), and Soo Kim (Journalism and Media Studies), along with community partners Duy Nguyen, Octavio Posada, and Weiss Solano from the Asian Community Development Council, recently presented at the 6th Public Health Palliative Care International conference. The title of the presentation was "What Is Palliative Care and Do I Need It? Preliminary Findings from...
September 30, 2019
Monserrath Hernández (Journalism and Media Studies), Maribel Estrada Calderón (History), Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching and Learning), Elsa Lopez (Education), Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez (Education), Rodrigo Vazquez (Economics), and Nathalie Martinez (Honors) were each recently awarded a student scholarship from the city of Las Vegas and the Historic Preservation Commission during the 2019 Historic Preservation Awards. They were selected for their work collecting oral histories for the Latinx...
June 20, 2019
Benjamin Burroughs, David Becker, and Madeline Edgmon (all Journalism and Media Studies), and Adam Rugg of Fairfield University have published a paper titled "#VegasStrong: Sport, Public Memorialization, and the Golden Knights" in the journal Communication and Sport. Becker and Edgmon are master's students.
April 17, 2019
Naoka Foreman (Journalism and Media Studies) moderated a panel discussion hosted by the Black Graduate Student Association.  Monica Brown (Education), Sebern Coleman (Graduate College), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice) served as panelists for this discussion.  The topic was "The Color of Academia: A Panel on Navigating Higher Education in Black Skin."