Associate Professor of Journalism
Sue Burzynski Bullard teaches editing, reporting and multimedia classes. She joined the UNL faculty in August 2008 after a year as a visiting editor-in-residence at Michigan State University.
Before heading to the classroom, Sue held a variety of editing positions during 21 years at The Detroit News, including three years as managing editor. In that role, she was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the newsroom. She supervised nearly 300 journalists and helped to integrate print and online newsrooms. Before The News, she worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Lansing and Port Huron, Mich.
She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University in 1974 and a master's degree in administration from Central Michigan University in 2000.
The MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences named her an outstanding alumna in 2007. In 2008, she received a lifetime achievement award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit chapter. She was inducted into the Michigan State News Hall of Fame in 2009. And in 2010, she won the Promising Professor Award from the Mass Communication and Society division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC). In 2011, she and colleague Michelle Hassler won third place in the Teaching News Terrifically competition, sponsored by AEJMC’s news division.
Sue is the author of “Everybody’s an Editor: Navigating Journalism’s Changing Landscape,” an e-textbook, published in 2011 by Great River Technologies. She also writes about digital media for Nieman Reports Professor’s Corner. More of her published work can be found on Digital Commons at UNL.
Sue also serves on the executive board of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES). She has served as president of the Michigan AP Editorial Association and has been on the board of the Mid-America Press Institute.