Accomplishments: Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

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...
November 3, 2020
Kimberly James, Timothy Jones (both Music), Louis McDonald (Art History), Olga Townsend (BFA student), Francisco Menendez (Film), Adam Paul (Theatre), Joshua Vermillion (Architecture), Phil Zawarus (Landscape Architecture), Sean Slattery, Michael Fong (both Art), Gil Kaupp (Music Technology), Julian Kilker (Journalism & Media Studies), and Genevieve Tremblay (Fine Arts) facilitated a transdisciplinary design charette, Transforming Online Learning Tools through the Arts, at the annual...
October 15, 2020
Donovan Conley (Communication Studies) and Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) have co-edited a special issue of the journal Communication and the Public on the theme: Ad/Dressing Civic Wounds. This publication began as a conference hosted by the departments of COM and JMS in March 2019, which brought together nationally prominent scholars in rhetoric, communication, and media studies. The special issue grapples with ongoing challenges to civic life during a time of acute ...
October 13, 2020
Stephen Bates (Journalism and Media Studies) wrote an article for the Atlantic series on the U.S. Constitution, "The Man Who Wanted to Save the First Amendment by Inverting It," which published this month. It analyzes the positive theory of the First Amendment, which holds that the government must expand freedom of speech, not merely refrain from abridging it. The positive theory underpins many proposals for state funding of journalism and regulation of social media.
September 1, 2020
Emma Frances Bloomfield (Communication Studies) and Michael Easter (Journalism and Media Studies) are the founders of the Public Communication Initiative, which has designed and launched a survey of Nevadans' climate attitudes. The survey was created in partnership with Gov. Steve Sisolak's climate strategy team to inform their climate initiatives for the state. The survey is open to all Nevadans 18 and older.
August 20, 2020
Stephen Bates (Journalism and Media Studies) is the author of a forthcoming book, An Aristocracy of Critics: Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and the Committee That Redefined Freedom of the Press (Yale University Press), that has received a starred review from Kirkus. Kirkus calls it "a fascinating, prodigiously researched intellectual history," with "shrewd, deft characterizations" and conclusions "clearly relevant to current debates." 
July 16, 2020
Jay J. Shen, Sfurti Rathi, Kalyn Frost (Healthcare), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Soo Kyong Kim (Journalism & Media Studies), along Hee-Taik Kang, a past visiting scholar in the School of Public Health, published a study on "Sociocultural Factors Associated with Awareness of Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning Among Asian Populations" in the journal Ethnicity & Disease. The purpose of the study was to examine knowledge of palliative care and advanced...