Accomplishments: Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies
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."
March 5, 2019
Dallas Leong (Accounting), Emi Leong (Entertainment Engineering and Design), and Matthew Dobbs (Journalism and Media Studies) will be traveling to Dallas this week with the UNLV Bowling Club for the sectional bowling competition. Dallas Leong, a senior, now is ranked #2 in the nation by the United States Bowling Congress. Emi Leong, a junior, is ranked #30 with a 182 average in the Women's Division of the United States Bowling Congress. Matthew Dobbs, a junior, is ranked #37 in the Men's...
March 1, 2019
Donovan Conley (Communication Studies) and Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) published article, "Black Mirror, Mediated Affect and the Political," for a special issue of Culture, Theory, and Critique devoted to the theme, "Intensities: Affect, Encounter, and Social Change." This publication comes out of a small conference at the University of Utah in the fall of 2017 on "Affect, Activism, and New Media."
February 26, 2019
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) published "A Cultural Lineage of Streaming" in the journal Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society, which is published by Taylor & Francis.
November 14, 2018
David Becker (Journalism and Media Studies Graduate Teaching Assistant), is one of the producers of Cracked Up. The film follows Saturday Night Live actor Darrell Hammond and his history of child abuse.The film premiered Nov. 14 in New York City as part of the DOC NYC, a storytelling documentary festival. It is an Academy-qualifying festival for short films.
August 16, 2018
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) during the summer presented at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) photography group in Geneva, Switzerland, on the topic of Las Vegas and UNLV initiatives to document urban and public lands in Southern Nevada. This is the third year that he has presented updates on these ongoing efforts to the CERN audience.
June 22, 2018
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) published an article on baseball, sabermetrics, and infrastructures of expertise in the journal Games and Culture. Statistical fandom is presented as a cultural infrastructure, which influences how all fans perceive the game of baseball, including what is valued in the game, how the game itself is played, and Major League Baseball as an industry. In building off of Erica Halverson and Richard Halverson's (both academics from the University of...
June 13, 2018
Olesya Venger (Journalism and Media Studies) was awarded the Top Faculty Paper Award (First Place) during the Robert L. Stevenson Open Paper Competition, which is held by the International Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She will present her paper on immigration and media attitudes during the annual association conference in Washington, D.C., in August.
May 15, 2018
Gregory Borchard (Journalism) has been named the Editor of Journalism History by the History Division of AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication). Greg Borchard won unanimous approval from Vice Chair Erika Pribanic-Smith, Second Vice Chair Teri Finneman, and Chair Doug Cumming. Borchard is a full professor of history at the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and has been praised for his organizational skills, clear writing, and his work with editors.
May 8, 2018
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) has a piece, "10 minutes, 1000 years," that is part of the Monuments Exhibition of photographs, paintings, wall murals, and sculptures that will be on display at the Sahara West Library through June 23. The exhibit focuses on art inspired by Nevada's three national monuments, Gold Butte, Tule Springs Fossil Beds, and Basin and Range.