Bullard elected to American Copy Editors Society exec board


Sue Burzynski Bullard, an associate professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, has been elected to the executive committee of the American Copy Editors Society for a two-year term.

Bullard, who joined the faculty in 2008, teaches editing, reporting and online media classes. Bullard teaches daylong workshops on "All Things Web" as part of a One Day University program at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications aimed at busy professionals. When she's not teaching, she is writing an editing the textbook, "Everybody's an Editor, Navigating Journalism's Changing Landscape," slated to be published digitally.

The American Copy Editors Society is a professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of journalism and the working lives of copy editors whose purpose is to educate its members to raise the standards of editing and increase the standing of copy editors. At UNL, Bullard created an ACES student chapter that has helped to make copy editors more visible.

Before joining academia, Bullard held a variety of editing positions during 21 years at the Detroit News, including three years as managing editor. She was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the newsroom and supervised nearly 300 journalists and helped to integrate print and online newsrooms. Bullard also worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Lansing and Port Huron, Mich.

Prior to coming to UNL, Bullard was a visiting editor-in-residence at Michigan State University. She returns to Michigan in the summers to teach a one-week course for high school journalism teachers on emerging technologies.

- By Marilyn Hahn, Journalism and Mass Communications