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Current Journalism and Media Studies News

Josh Hawkins, UNLV
Campus News |

News highlights featuring UNLV students and staff who made (refreshing) waves in the headlines.

students in spring
Campus News |

News highlights starring UNLV students and faculty who made local and national headlines.

360-degree photo of a large group of students in circle
Arts and Culture |

Photography, research, and community come together to tell a story of Las Vegas’ nonstop economy in Nevada Humanities exhibition.

Spring Flowers (Becca Schwartz)
Campus News |

A roundup of the top news stories featuring UNLV students and faculty.

procession of graduates entering arena
Campus News |

Graduates join the class of 2023 for their moment of Rebel triumph as they cross the Thomas & Mack stage.

A portrait of Kirk Massey in blue clothes in front of a blue backdrop. He is wearing a red graduation cap.
People |

Kirk Massey, a Blue Man Group member for nearly 20 years, turned to UNLV when he was ready to get his bachelor's degree in journalism.
 

Journalism and Media Studies In The News

Yahoo!

Teenagers have adopted new slang that finds its roots in a play-on-words of the past as much as it is a recent pop culture reference. “Fax, no printer” is another way of saying “Truth.” “When someone says ‘fax,’ they are essentially saying, ‘I agree with what you just said, and it’s so true that I would transmit it via fax without needing to print it out,’” according to a glossary published by Later.com.

Blavity

Teenagers have adopted new slang that finds its roots in a play-on-words of the past as much as it is a recent pop culture reference. “Fax, no printer” is another way of saying “Truth.” “When someone says ‘fax,’ they are essentially saying, ‘I agree with what you just said, and it’s so true that I would transmit it via fax without needing to print it out,’” according to a glossary published by Later.com.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Republicans lambasted the Nevada State Democratic Party over a social media post that suggested Gov. Joe Lombardo accepted bribes. The Nevada Democratic Party created a post on X that combined a photo of Lombardo with a quoted post from another X user that said: “The bribes I took did not influence me to become evil. I was evil from the beginning and the bribes were merely a bonus.”

Today

Are you a low-key annoying parent? Aren’t we all? The phrase “low-key” expresses a lackluster feeling that’s analogous to “sort of." Depending on where you look, low-key can be spelled as one word, two words or as a hyphenated phrase.

Yahoo!

For Father’s Day, we’re honoring the TV patriarchs we always wished to call “Dad” ourselves. Remember Uncle Phil of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Tony Micelli of “Who’s the Boss?” and Dan Conner of "Roseanne?” They weren’t just hilarious and entertaining archetypes — their diverse socioeconomic statuses, gender beliefs and family structures taught us that no household looks the same.

Today

For Father’s Day, we’re honoring the TV patriarchs we always wished to call “Dad” ourselves. Remember Uncle Phil of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Tony Micelli of “Who’s the Boss?” and Dan Conner of "Roseanne?” They weren’t just hilarious and entertaining archetypes — their diverse socioeconomic statuses, gender beliefs and family structures taught us that no household looks the same.

Journalism and Media Studies Experts

An expert on social and digital media, and a recognized authority on the role of superheroes and comics books in society. 
An expert on social and emerging media.
An expert on public relations; storytelling; and the use of artificial intelligence in communications, media, and higher education. 
An expert in free speech, the media, and First Amendment issues.
An expert on society and information technologies, with interest in the lifecycle of digital media and privacy
An expert in journalism history, reporting, and communication research methods. 

Recent Journalism and Media Studies Accomplishments

Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) participated in the 2024 AI for Good Global Summit, a multilateral conference hosted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) that engaged more than 40 other UN Agencies in Geneva, Switzerland over May 29-31. The summit focused on charting possible futures for AI with respect to UN’s 17…
Aya Shata and Dave Nourse (both Journalism and Media Studies) presented a paper titled, "AI in the eyes of PR practitioners: Thoughts, applications, and concerns," at the International Public Relations Research Conference (IPPRC) held in Orlando, Florida. The paper offered valuable insights into the intersection of Generative AI and…
Cat Lee (KUNV) has joined the 91.5 Jazz and More family as an on-air personality, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the world of entertainment and a deep love for jazz and eclectic sounds. His dynamic presence and genuine enthusiasm for music make him the perfect fit for 91.5 Jazz and More, which strives to provide listeners with an…
Gregory A. Borchard (Journalism and Media Studies), associate director and undergraduate coordinator, was elected president of the Society of Nineteenth Century Historians for a 2023-24 term to advance and promote 19th-century historical studies through the encouragement of research, teaching, presentation of findings, and publication.
Benjamin Burroughs, Shi-Quan Nettingham, and Dave Nourse (all Journalism and Media Studies) published a paper titled '“Stick to Sports” and Critical Sports Media Industry Studies" in the Journal of Sport and Social Issues. This research aims at unpacking the discourse of “stick to sports,” which audiences and industry wield to police social…
Bryson Carrier, Robert W. Salatto, Dustin W. Davis, Jacquelyn V.L. Sertic, Brenna Barrios, Graham R. McGinnis, Tedd J. Girouard, James W. Navalta (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) published "Assessing the Validity of Several Heart Rate Monitors in Wearable Technology…