David Williams Bulla, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
College of Communication & Media Studies
Zayed University, FF3-02-032
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
d_bulla@yahoo.com


Education

2004 Ph.D. in mass communication, University of Florida at Gainesville
2001 M.A. in journalism, Indiana University at Bloomington
1983 B.A. in English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Published books, chapters, articles

2015 Lincoln Mediated: The President and the Press through Nineteenth Century Media, with Gregory Borchard. Transaction Publishers, Piscataway, NJ.
2014 “‘Freely and Fearlessly’: The 1863 New York Editors’ Resolutions,” in A Press Divided: Newspaper Coverage of the Civil War, David S. Sachsman, ed. Published by Transaction Publishers, Piscataway, New Jersey.
2009 "Review of Seeding Civil War: Kansas in the National News, 1854-1858." In Journalism History, Vol. 26, No. 4, Spring 2009.
2009 "Review of Seeding Civil War: Kansas in the National News, 1854-1858." In Journalism History, Vol. 26, No. 4, Spring 2009.
2009 Lincoln’s Censor: Milo Hascall and Freedom of the Press in Civil War Indiana. Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, Ind.
2008 “Journalism in Civil War Indiana: Technology, the Party Press, and Suppression.” In Words at War: The Civil War and American Journalism. Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, Indiana.
2008 “Review of Sports Journalism: Context and Issues.” American Journalism: A Journal of Media History. Volume 25, No. 1.
2008 “Review of When to Stop the Cheering? The Black Press, the Black Community, and the Integration of Professional Baseball.” Jhistory-H-Net Book Review, April 2008. URL: http://www.hnet.msu.edu/~jhistory/
2008 “Papers emphasize students, advisers and legal issues.” Scholastic Source, “My Turn” Column, Scholastic Journalism Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, June 2008.
2007 “The Popular Press, 1833-1865.” Chapter Eight in The Age of Mass Communication, Second Edition, William David Sloan, editor. Vision Press, Northport, Alabama.
2007 “Review of The Military and the Press.” American Journalism: A Journal of Media History. Vol. 24, No. 4, Fall 2007.
2007 “Review of Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919.” Jhistory-H-Net Book Review, October 2007. URL: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~jhistory/.
2007 “A Voice of the South: The Transformation of Shelby Foote.” In
Memory and Myth: The Civil War in Fiction and Film from “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” to “Cold Mountain.” Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, Indiana.
2007 “Legislatures Deliberating on State Protective Laws for Student Journalists.” Quill & Scroll. Vol. 81, No. 4, April/May 2007, 12-13.
2007 “Teacher Preparation, Program Strength and Membership in State Scholastic Press Association Enhance Student Press Freedom.” Quill & Scroll. Vol. 81, No. 2, December 2006/January 2007, 4-5.
2007 “The Fourth Estate.” Entry in the Encyclopedia of Political Communication, edited by Lynda Lee Kaid and Christina Holtz-Bacha. Sage Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California.
2007 “The Party Press.” Entry in the Encyclopedia of Political Communication, edited by Lynda Lee Kaid and Christina Holtz-Bacha. Sage Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California.
2007 “Watergate.” Entry in the Encyclopedia of Political Communication, edited by Lynda Lee Kaid and Christina Holtz-Bacha. Sage Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California.
2006 “The State of Free Expression in the Student Press.” Scholastic Source, “My Turn” Column, Scholastic Journalism Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Summer 2008.
2006 “Adviser Experience and Membership in State Scholastic Press Association Help Enhance Press Freedom for Students.” Newsletter of the Indiana High School Press
Association, Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana.
2006 “Independence Day: Researchers Find That Teacher Preparation and Program Strength Play a Role in Student Press Freedom.” Newspaper Association of America Foundation Update. Fall 2006.
2005 “Self-Convergence, Journalism Standards, and Sports Writing.” Media Ethics. Fall 2005, Volume 17, No. 1. Article about Mitch Albom inquiry at the Detroit Free Press.


Submissions

2009 "Lincoln and Press Suppression in the Civil War Reconsidered." To American Journalism, Florence, Alabama.


Academic papers

2008 “The New York Copperhead Press and Its War on Lincoln’s War,” presented to the American Journalism Historians Association, Seattle, Washington, October 2008.
2008 “A Black Newspaper in Wartime: The Iowa Bystander's Coverage of the Spanish-American War and World War I,” presented to the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference in Chicago, Ill., August 2008.
2008 “Review of Freedom for the Thought We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.” American Journalism Book Review, Fall 2008.
2008 “Review of Hard News, Heartfelt Opinions: A History of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.”Jhistory-H-Net Book Review, Fall 2008.
2007 “The Newspaper Days of a Future Copperhead: Clement L. Vallandigham as Editor of the Dayton Western Empire,” presented to the Symposium on the Nineteenth Century Press, the Civil War, and Freedom of Expression, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, November 2007. Received award as outstanding research paper for the conference.
2007 “Schuyler Colfax, Alfred Wheeler, and the Development of the St. Joseph Valley Register, a Party Paper in the Age of the Popular Press,” presented to the American Journalism Historians Association, October 2007.
2007 “Jim Murray at Sports Illustrated: The Development of the King of Sports Columnists,” presented to the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference in Washington, D.C., August 2007. Co-written with Ted Geltner, University of Florida.
2006 “‘Freely and Fearlessly’: The 1863 New York Editors’ Resolutions.” Presented at the Symposium on the Nineteenth Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, November 2006.
2006 “Press Suppression in Wars of Conquest: A Comparison of the Mexican and Iraq Wars.” American Journalism Historians Association Conference at Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. 13 October 2006. Runner-up, David Sloan Award, Top Faculty Paper.
2006 “High School Advisers’ Perception of Scholastic Press Freedom in a State With a Protective Law Versus One Without a Protective Law: A Comparison of Iowa and Indiana.” Presented to the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference in San Francisco, California, 4 August 2006. Co-written with Calvin Hall, Adam Maksl, and Joe Owens. Top Faculty Paper in the Scholastic Journalism Division.
2006 “The Visual Framing of the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina: A Comparison of the Newspaper Coverage in Three Countries.” Accepted for the 56th annual International Communication Association Conference, Visual Studies Division, Dresden, Germany, 21 June 2006.
2006 “Case Study: Press Freedom in a High School Newspaper in the Hazelwood Era.” Presented to the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Mid-Winter Conference at the Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida, 7 January 2006.
2005 “A Voice of the South: The Transformation of Shelby Foote into a Celebrity Historian.” Presented at the at the Symposium on the Nineteenth Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, November 2005.
2005 “The Emergence of Women in Indian Newsrooms.” Co-written with Porismita Borah. Accepted by the International Research Foundation for Development’s World 2005 Conference on the Digital Divide, Global Development, and the Information Society, part of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, Tunisia, November 2005.
2005 “Martyrs to Liberty: Democratic Editors in Civil War Iowa.” Presented to American Journalism Historians Association convention in San Antonio, Texas, October 2005.
2005 “Press Suppression in Wartime: A Comparison of the Civil War and the Iraq War.” Presented at the Great Lakes History Conference, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 2005.
2005 “The Emergence of Women in Indian Newsrooms.” Co-written with Porismita Borah. Second annual Gender and Development Conference, University of Missouri at Kansas City, February 2005.
2004 “Journalism in Civil War Indiana: Technology, the Party Press, and Suppression.” To be presented at the Symposium on the Nineteenth Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, November 2004.
2004 “Milo Hascall and the Suppression of Democratic Newspapers in Civil War Indiana.” University of Florida doctoral dissertation. August 2004.
2003 “The Hascall-Edgerton Dialogues: A Free Expression Debate in Civil War Indiana.” Presented to the Symposium on the Nineteenth Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, October 2003.
2003 “Republican editors defend Brigadier General Milo S. Hascall’s suppression of Indiana’s Democratic newspapers in the Civil War.” Presented at the American Journalism Historians Association convention in Billings, Montana, October 2003.
2003 “Convergence and writing instruction.” Paper co-authored with Dr. Julie E. Dodd, presented to the Scholastic Journalism Division on Aug. 2, 2003, at AEJMC Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.
2003 “Framing freedom: Hoosier Republican and Democratic newspaper editors frame Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.” Presented to the Newspaper Division on Aug. 2, 2003, at AEJMC Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.
2003 “Intellectual Influences on Northern Democrat Editors in the Civil War,” Presented at AJHA Southeast Conference, Panama City, Florida, February 2003.
2002 “Suppression and Intimidation of Democratic Newspapers in Indiana in 1863,” AJHA Fall 2002 Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, October 2002.
2002 “Media Convergence: Industry Practices and Implications for Education,” AEJMC Summer 2002 Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, August 2002. Top Student Paper in the Scholastic Journalism Division.
2001 “Third Street Blues: An Ethnographic Study of the Bloomington, Indiana, Police Department.” Unpublished.
2001 “Readers’ grievance columns as aids in the development of India,” AEJMC Summer 2001 Conference, Washington, D.C., August 2001.
2001 “A Comparison of Insider and Outsider Narratives of Greensboro, N.C., Dudley High School’s 1990-91 Basketball Season.” Master’s thesis, Indiana University. Bloomington, Indiana.


Grants, Fund-Raising

2007-2008 Iowa State University and Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Raised $8,000 for Society of Professional Journalists Region VII Conference
2007-2008 American Journalism Historians Association, Joseph McKerns Research Grant Award Grant for $1,250 for historical research
2007-2008 Iowa State University and Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Grant for $1,000 for historical research
2006-2007 Iowa State University Grant for $750 for historical research
2005-2006 Newspaper Association of America Grant for $750 for scholastic research
2005-2006 Quill and Scroll Society Grant for $250 for scholastic research  
2005-2006 J-Ideas at Ball State University Grant for $250 for scholastic research
2005-2006 Appalachian State University, Department of Communication Grant for $250 for scholastic research


Professional experience

2004-present Assistant professor, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Journalism professor and press historian (see also Teaching Record); co-chair, First Amendment Day Committee; member, Technology, Search, and Curriculum committees; adviser, Iowa State Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists
2004-present Reviewer, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Communication Technology and Policy Division
Served as reviewer for the division
2004-present Steering Committee member, Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression
Peer reviewer for annual conference at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
2003-04 Lecturer, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida
Teach literary journalism and sports reporting.
2003 Referee for Journal of Communication Inquiry. University of Iowa. Iowa City, Iowa
Read and review manuscripts submitted to scholarly journals to determine fitness for publication.
2002-04 Judge for Newspaper Association of America Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Read and judged high school journalists’ published articles in a national contest.
2001-04 Judge for Florida Scholastic Press Association, Gainesville, Florida
Read and judged high school journalists’ published articles in a state-wide contest.
2003-04 Lecturer for Florida Scholastic Press Association, Gainesville, Florida
Gave lecture on sports writing at state convention.
2003 Lecturer, College of Journal and Communications, University of Florida
Lead instructor for mass media writing in summer school; also taught one lab
2002-03 Lecture Assistant, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida
Assistant with introductory mass media writing and instructor of one lab section
2002-03 Assistant, Symposium on Converged Journalism, University of Florida
Assembled sports convergence panel, including sports journalists Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe and Sal Paolantonio of ESPN
2001-02 Teaching Assistant, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida
Taught two lab sections of introductory mass media writing
2001-present Instructor, High School Journalism Institute, Indiana University
Teach basic news writing, features writing and sports writing at summer journalism camp for high school students in Bloomington, Indiana
1987-1999 English and Journalism Teacher, North Carolina
Taught Dudley, Tuscola and Smith high schools; also served as basketball, tennis, cross country, and track coach
1985-1987 Sports writer, Black College Sports Review, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Covered major historically black conferences
1985-1987 Sports editor, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Chronicle
Supervisor of sports section, columnist, reporter, Winston-Salem State University football and basketball beat, Winston-Salem Spirits (Class A) baseball beat
1984-1985 Sports writer, Durham, North Carolina, Herald-Sun
General assignment sports reporter, copy desk, layout, Durham Bulls’ minor-league baseball beat, North Carolina State University athletics beat
1977-1984 Editorial assistant, intern and sports writer, Greensboro, North Carolina, News & Record
Copy editor, layout & design, prep columnist, general assignment sports reporter


 Professional activities, organizations, service

2008 Panelist, American Journalism Historians Association, “The Press and Lincoln Reconsidered,” Seattle, Washington, October 2008.
2008 Panelist, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Scholastic Journalism Division, “First Amendment Day: Outreach to Scholastic Journalism at Iowa State.” Co-presenters: Dennis Chamberlin, Mark Witherspoon, Kim McDonough, and Lindsay Gilbert, Iowa State University. Winner of Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism. August 2008, Chicago, Ill.
2008 Panelist, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Scholastic Journalism Division, “Publishing in Books,” 5 January 2007, Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Fla.
2008 Discussant, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Scholastic Journalism Division, “Research Presentations,” 5 January 2007, Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Fla.
2007 Panelist, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, “Omissions, Absences, and Silences: What the Black Press Did Not Cover and What That Tells Us about the Press and the Black Experience in America,” 10 August 2007, Washington, D.C.
2006-present Chairman, Research Committee. Scholastic Journalism Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
2006 Panelist, American Journalism Historians Association, “Omissions, Absences, and Silences: What the Black Press Did Not Cover and What That Tells Us about the Press and the Black Experience in America, 12 October 2006, Wichita, Kansas.
2006 Moderator, American Journalism Historians Association, “Narratives and Native Americans,” 13 October 2006, Wichita, Kansas
2006-present Reviewer, Graduate Education Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
2006-present Member, History Division, Association for Education in Journalism
and Mass Communication,
2006 Panelist, Scholastic Journalism Division Mid-Winter Meeting, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
2005-present Member, Online Committee. American Journalism Historians Association.
2005 Faculty adviser, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention daily newspaper, The AEJMC Reporter, San Antonio, Texas, August 2005
2005 Panel moderator, “All in the Game: Sports in News,” Newspaper Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2005
2005 Panelist, “Convergence and the Newsroom,” Newspaper and Media Management and Economics Divisions, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2005
2004 Panelist, “Detecting Plagiarism,” College Media Advisers, Nashville, Tennessee, October 2004
2004-present Iowa High School Press Association, conference instructor
2004-present Iowa Freedom of Information Council, attendee
2004-present Indiana High School Press Association, associate member
2003-present American Journalism Historians Association Southeast Division
2002-2003 Member, Journalism Department Curriculum Committee, University of Florida College or Journalism and Communications
2002-present Instructor, High School Journalism Institute, Indiana University
2002-present Member, American Journalism Historians Association
2001-present Member, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
2001-present Member, Scholastic Journalism Division, Association for Education in Journalism
and Mass Communication
1996-2000 North Carolina Scholastic Media Association


Professional honors

2009 Educator of the Year, Newspaper Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
2008 Nominated for Award for Early Achievement in Teaching, Iowa State University
2007 Harry Heath/Lou Thompson Jr. Adviser’s Award, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University
2005 Outstanding Faculty Member, Iowa State University Inter-Fraternity Council, April 2005
2001-04 Knight, Grinter, and Lowenstein fellowships recipient at the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida
2003 Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher, University of Florida
2003 College of Journalism and Communications Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher, University of Florida
2002 AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division Outstanding Student Research Paper at AEJMC National Convention in Miami Beach, Fla.
2002 Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communications Research award
2000-01 Frances G. Wilhoit Research Award for best graduate paper, single author, Indiana University School of Journalism
2000-01 Scholarship recipient, Indiana University School of Journalism
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