Accomplishments: Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

May 1, 2020
Kevin Stoker (Journalism and Media Studies) is the author of Paradox in Public Relations: A Contrarian Critique of Theory and Practice, which was published by Routledge in April. The book is part of the Routledge series, New Directions in PR and Communication Research.
April 24, 2020
Amanda Fortini (Journalism) recently won the prestigious Rabkin Prize. The fourth annual Rabkin Prize for Arts Writers, given by the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation, recognizes outstanding contributions by critics who write on visual arts. The prize was awarded to nine writers nationally. Each honoree will receive $50,000. Fortini, who has taught at UNLV for the past four years, has written about art, design, architecture, fashion, and aesthetics for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The...
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 approach, the study explores the mediating role of influencers' information credibility on consumer brand attitudes and engagement.  Dam also recently...
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 media at Marvel.
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, ideology, and geopolitics within social networks and political campaigns — making them an important site of study for the weaving of fake news and...
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.