Accomplishments: Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

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...
July 16, 2020
Stephen Bates (Journalism and Media Studies) is cited in a New Yorker article on the democratic role of the news media. The author relies extensively on Bates's forthcoming book, An Aristocracy of Critics: Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and the Committee That Redefined Press Freedom (Yale).
July 10, 2020
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) recently had five photographs included in the World Health Organization (WHO) Art Gallery exhibit in Geneva, Switzerland. Contributors to the exhibit were the organization's worldwide staff, past and present. (Prior to joining UNLV, Kilker developed early field prototypes for WHO'S Health for the Elderly Program, which was designed to efficiently provide information resources in remote locations.) The photographs selected for this international...
June 11, 2020
Jason Takhtadjian, Marcos Santander, Karina Trujillo and Breanna Hernandez (all Journalism and Media Studies) were honored with a Student Programming Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter. The winning students produced an episode of the "Rebel Report," a 30-minute sports program created solely by journalism students, and overseen by faculty and UNLV TV. The episode focused on the 2019 Southern Highlands Collegiate, one of the most...