David Cuillier

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Director, Associate Professor

Telephone: 

(520) 626-9694

Fax: 

(520) 621-7557

Office: 

Marshall 334B

Researches citizen and press access to government information, including public attitudes toward freedom of information, the state of access, and strategies for increasing transparency. Also researches psychological effects in journalism (e.g., terror management theory – the effect of thinking about death on journalistic decisions)                                                

                  

Education

  • B.A., Western Washington University;
  • M.A., Washington State University;
  • Ph.D., Washington State University.

Courses Taught at the UA

  • INDV 103 News in the Digital Age
  • J 105 Principles of Journalism
  • J 306 Advanced Reporting
  • J 433 Computer-Assisted Reporting
  • J 413 Reporting Public Affairs
  • J 447 Government Secrecy

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Publications and Research

  • Cuillier, D. (2010, Summer). Honey v. Vinegar: Testing Compliance-gaining Theories in the Context of Freedom of Information Laws. Communication Law and Policy 15(3), 204–229.
  • Cuillier, D., & Schwalbe, C. B. (2010, Spring). GIFTed teaching: A content analysis of 253 Great Ideas for Teaching awards in journalism and mass communication education. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator 65(1), 22–39.
  • Cuillier, D., & Davis, C. N. (2010). The art of access: Strategies for acquiring public records. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, a division of Sage.
  • Cuillier, D. (2008). Access attitudes: A social learning approach to examining community engagement and support for press access to government records. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 85(3), 549-576.

Past Academic Positions

  • Lecturer, University of Idaho, 2003 - 2006
  • Student media adviser, Washington State University, 2001 - 2003

Past Professional Positions

  • City Editor, The (Everett, Wash.) Herald, 1998 - 2001
  • Assistant City Editor, Tri-City (Kennewick, Wash.) Herald, 1995 - 1998
  • Public Affairs Reporter, The Idaho Statesman (Boise), 1994 - 1995
  • City Hall Reporter, The (Vancouver, Wash.) Columbian, 1990 - 1994

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors
  • International Communication Association

Awards & Honors

  • First Amendment Award, Society of Professional Journalists, 2010
  • Freedom of Information Award, Arizona Newspapers Association, 2010
  • Elected vice-head of the Law & Policy Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2010-11
  • Promising Professor Award (first place), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2009
  • Udall Center for Public Policy research fellow, 2009
  • President's Award, Society of Professional Journalists, 2008 and 2010
  • Top faculty papers in media ethics (2008) and media law (2007), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Nafziger-White Dissertation Award for top Ph.D. dissertation, by Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2007

Research Summary

Researches citizen and press access to government information, including public attitudes toward freedom of information, the state of access, and strategies for increasing transparency. Also researches psychological effects in journalism (e.g., terror management theory – the effect of thinking about death on journalistic decisions)

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David Cuillier's Curriculum Vitae