Faculty Profile

Dorothy Bland

Dorothy Bland

Title
Professor
Department
Mayborn School of Journalism
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Florida State University, 2020.
Major: Communication
Degree Specialization: Communication
Dissertation Title: The Online News Association's Historic Role in Fueling the Next Wave of Emerging Female Digital News Leaders in the 21st Century
MBA, George Washington University, 1988.
Major: Marketing
BS, Arkansas State University, 1980.
Major: Journalism

Current Scheduled Teaching*

JOUR 4240.201, Comparative International Media Systems, Spring 2022
JOUR 5150.201, International Mass Communication, Spring 2022
JOUR 5210.001, Race, Gender and the Media, Spring 2022
JOUR 4250.001, Race, Gender and the Media: A Methods Approach, Spring 2022
JOUR 4240.801, Comparative International Media Systems, Fall 2021 Syllabus
JOUR 5210.001, Race, Gender and the Media, Fall 2021 Syllabus
JOUR 4250.001, Race, Gender and the Media: A Methods Approach, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

JOUR 4240.201, Comparative International Media Systems, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 5150.201, International Mass Communication, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 2310.002, Introduction to Media Writing, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 4210.001, Topics in Journalism and Mass Media, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 5900.708, Advanced Problems in Journalism, Fall 8W2 2020
JOUR 4240.201, Comparative International Media Systems, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 5150.201, International Mass Communication, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 2310.002, Introduction to Media Writing, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 2310.003, Introduction to Media Writing, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 4240.201, Comparative International Media Systems, Spring 2020 Syllabus
JOUR 5150.201, International Mass Communication, Spring 2020 Syllabus
JOUR 2310.002, Introduction to Media Writing, Spring 2020 Syllabus
JOUR 2310.302, Introduction to Media Writing, Spring 2020
JOUR 4240.801, Comparative International Media Systems, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 2310.002, Introduction to Media Writing, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 2310.302, Introduction to Media Writing, Fall 2019
JOUR 5050.601, Readings in Mass Communication, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 5050.801, Readings in Mass Communication, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 5210.001, Race, Gender and the Media, Spring 2019 SPOT
JOUR 4250.001, Race, Gender and the Media: A Methods Approach, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 4210.004, Topics in Journalism and Mass Media, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
JOUR 5800.708, Professional Internship, Summer 10W 2017
JOUR 5800.708, Professional Internship, Spring 2017
JOUR 5800.708, Professional Internship, Fall 2016
JOUR 5800.708, Professional Internship, Summer 10W 2016
JOUR 5800.708, Professional Internship, Spring 2016
JOUR 5800.708, Professional Internship, Fall 2015
JOUR 5800.708, Professional Internship, Spring 2015
JOUR 5800.708, Professional Internship, Fall 2014

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Bland, D. M. (2020). Cartoons: Exploring Misogyny and Women's Representation in Editorial and Political Cartoons. Misogyny and Media in the Age of Trump.
Bland, D. M., (2019). Issues in Academic Leadership: Narratives of Personal Experiences of Diaspora Administrators. Multidisciplinary Issues Surrounding African Diasporas. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Book Review
Bland, D. M. (2019). The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century. Newspaper Research Journal. Newspaper Research Journal Vol. 40(3) 407-408. 40(3), 407-408. Sage. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0739532919856724
Journal Article
Bland, D. M., Moody-Ranurez, M. (2020). Black Twitter Representations of #Kavanaugh Hearings. Journal of Research on Women and Gender. 10, 43-70. San Marcos, Texas: Texas State University. https://digital.library.txstate.edu/bitstream/handle/10877/12978/168-Article%20Text-683-1-10-20201118.pdf?sequence=1
Bland, D. M. (2011). You Tube Impact: 2010 State of the Union President Obama and Online Parodies.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Bland, D. M. (2019). Why study abroad and the "Year of the Return: Ghana 2019" matter. https://diverseeducation.com/article/146036/
Bland, D. M. (2017). Mayborn School of Journalism Annual Report 2016-17.
Bland, D. M. (2016). Mayborn School of Journalism Annual Report 2015-16.
Bland, D. M. (2015). UNT Mayborn School of Journalism Annual Report 2014-15.
Bland, D. M. (2014). UNT Mayborn School of Journalism Annual Report.
Bland, D. M. (2013). ASJMC Insights.
Bland, D. M. (2008). Renew the Commitment to Diversity.
Bland, D. M. (2007). Making the Transition from the Private Sector to Higher Education .
Bland, D. M. (2006). Listening, changing can help grow audience.
News Analysis
Bland, D. M. (2020). Comforting soundtracks from the summer of 2020? Unforgettable and Good Trouble. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University. https://www.mediadiversityforum.lsu.edu/summer-of-2020-unforgettable-and-good-trouble.html
Newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2018). Mayborn Insider July - August 2018. www.journalism.unt.edu
Bland, D. M. Mayborn Insider May-June 2018. http://journalism.unt.edu/sites/default/files/Insider%20May-June%202018.pdf
Bland, D. M. Mayborn Insider March-April 2018. http://journalism.unt.edu/sites/default/files/2018%20Mar-Apr%20FINAL.pdf
Bland, D. M. Mayborn Insider January-February 2018. https://issuu.com/mayborninsider/docs/2018_january-february
Bland, D. M. (2017). Mayborn Insider November-December 2017. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2017). ACEJMC Update: Executive Director to retire in June 2018.
Bland, D. M. (2017). Mayborn Insider September-October 2017. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2017). Mayborn Insider July-August 2017. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2017). Mayborn Insider May-June 2017.
Bland, D. M. (2017). Mayborn Insider March-April 2017.
Bland, D. M. (2017). Mayborn Insider January-February 2017. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2016). Mayborn Insider November-December 2016.
Bland, D. M. (2016). Mayborn Insider September-October 2016. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2016). Mayborn Insider July-August 2016. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2016). Mayborn Insider May-June 2016. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2016). Mayborn Insider March-April 2016.
Bland, D. M. (2016). Mayborn Insider January-February 2016.
Bland, D. M. (2015). Mayborn Insider November-December 2015.
Bland, D. M. (2015). Mayborn Insider September-October 2015. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2015). Mayborn Insider July-August 2015. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2015). Mayborn Insider May-June 2015. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2015). Mayborn Insider March-April 2015.
Bland, D. M. (2015). Mayborn Insider January-February 2015.
Bland, D. M. (2014). Mayborn Insider November-December 2014. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2014). Mayborn Insider September-October 2014. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2014). Mayborn Insider July-August 2014. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2014). Mayborn Insider May-June 2014. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2014). Mayborn Insider - March-April 2014. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2014). Mayborn Insider January-February 2014.
Bland, D. M. (2013). Mayborn Insider November-December 2013. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2013). Mayborn Insider September-October 2013. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Bland, D. M. (2013). Mayborn Insider July-August 2013. http://journalism.unt.edu/mayborn-insider-newsletter
Newspaper
Bland, D. M. (2016). Welcome to Journalism at UNT. https://issuu.com/ntdaily/docs/pulitzertabloid-version5
Bland, D. M. (2012). Students benefit by understanding the Florida Sunshine Law.
Bland, D. M. (2003). Integrity is critical for a news organization.
Bland, D. M. (2003). Traveler's Notebook - Australia: Diary Down Under .
Bland, D. M. (2002). Roads to Ruins: Mesa Verde's spectacular past, present.
Bland, D. M. (2002). Sights sting the senses at Ground Zero.
Bland, D. M. (1987). What we want in a president.
Bland, D. M. (1986). COVER STORY: A new era challenges black writers.
Bland, D. M. (1985). Black experience is historian's cause.
Bland, D. M. (1985). USA JOURNAL/ Bethesda Naval Hospital: Where VIP treatment is standard procedure .
Bland, D. M. (1984). Condemned woman's fate rests with court.
Bland, D. M. (1984). Feds' alien raids short-circuit peace of high-tech capital.
Bland, D. M. (1983). COVER STORY: Old theaters play a new civic role.
Bland, D. M. (1983). Some parts of Africa live better than us.
Bland, D. M. (1983). Texas city leads in murder.
Bland, D. M. (1981). Black Life in Rockford series.
Bland, D. M. (1981). Concord Commons series on governmental waste. Headline: "Unused fixtures dumped for new at RHA complex"   .
Personal Essay
Bland, D. M. (2015). http://www.poynter.org/how-tos/leadership-management/319235/dorothy-bland-didnt-let-a-dead-rat-or-a-stalker-hold-her-back/
Popular Press Article
Bland, D. M. (2014). http://www.dentonrc.com/opinion/columns-headlines/20141126-dorothy-bland-guest-column.ece

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Bland, D. M. (Principal), "City of Denton TV Public, Education & Govt. Grant," Sponsored by City of Denton, Local, $110000 Funded. (2016 – Present).
Bland, D. M. (Principal), "Denton Live Magazine Production," Sponsored by Denton Chamber of Commerce, Local, $36000 Funded. (20152015).
Grant - Research
Bland, D. M., l., Bell, V., Thompson, R., "UNT Digital Adjunct Faculty Training Academy," Sponsored by Office for the Provost & VPAA, Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (October 1, 2019August 1, 2020).
Bland, D. M. (Principal), "Hearst Found. 1st Generation Journalism Student Scholarships," Sponsored by The Hearst Foundations, Private, $75000 Funded. (April 2016May 2019).
Anderson, T. (Co-Principal), Bland, D. M. (Co-Principal), "Photo Exhibit and Panel Discussion. “Seeing and Believing in the Age of Fake News: Finding Truth in Visual Journalism”," Sponsored by Humanities Texas: Democracy and the Informed Citizen Program, State, $10000 Funded. (March 2018December 2018).
Bland, D. M. (Principal), "Denton Live Magazine Production," Sponsored by Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau, Local, $43600 Funded. (January 1, 2017January 15, 2018).
Bland, D. M. (Principal), "Mayborn Multimedia High School Workshop," Sponsored by Dow Jones News Fund, Private, $3000 Funded. (20172017).
Bland, D. M. (Principal), "Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative," Sponsored by Humanities Texas, State, $5000 Funded. (September 2016October 2016).
Bland, D. M. (Principal), "Visiting Business Journalism Professors Program," Sponsored by Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, Private, $50000 Funded. (January 2016October 2016).
Bland, D. M. (Principal), "Digitizing the Clark Family Photo Collection," Sponsored by Headliners Foundation of Texas, Private, $2500 Funded. (July 2014).
Grant - Service
Bland, D. M. (Principal), "City of Denton TV Public, Education & Govt. Grant," Sponsored by City of Denton, Local, $10000 Funded. (November 2017 – Present).
Bland, D. M., ""Seeing and Believing in the Age of Fake News: Finding Truth in Visual Journalism"," Sponsored by Humanities Texas, State, $10000 Funded. (February 2018November 2018).
Bland, D. M., "Women with Words: Pioneers in Journalism," Sponsored by Headliners Foundation of Texas, Private, $4000 Funded. (February 2018April 2018).
Grant - Teaching
Foote, C. F. (Co-Principal), Bland, D. M. (Co-Principal), "Scripps Howard Emerging Journalist Program," Sponsored by Scripps Howard Foundation, National, $300000 Funded. (March 2021May 2024).
Bland, D. M., "Emerging Writers in News Deserts for Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference 2019," Sponsored by Scripps Howard Foundation, Private, $5000 Funded. (July 2019).
Bland, D. (Principal), "Exploring Study Abroad and Collaborations with the University of Ghana," Sponsored by UNT International, University of North Texas, $2000 Funded. (January 2019March 31, 2019).
BLand, D. M. (Principal), "UNT Innovative Enrollment Growth Initiative Grant," Sponsored by Provost's Office, University of North Texas, $25000 Funded. (April 3, 2017June 2018).
Bland, D. M. (Principal), "First Amendment: Under Siege? Program," Sponsored by Headliners Foundation, State, $2960 Funded. (February 16, 2017).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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out of 7
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students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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