University and Research Employment
Rue Institute for Ethics and Integrity in Storytelling 2018 Founder and Director
Georgetown University, School of Continuing Studies 2016-Present Associate Professor and Faculty Director, MPS Journalism Program
Azusa Pacific University 2010-2016 Assistant Professor of Communication Studies 2010-2015 Associate Professor of Communication Studies 2015-2016 Program Coordinator, BA in Journalism 2014-2016
City University of London 2006-2009 Visiting Tutorial Lecturer 2006-2009 Visiting Lecturer 2007-2008
Publications, Presentations and Additional Research
‘A New Paradigm for Journalism Curriculum’ Association for Journalism Education UK, January 19, 2018. City University London, UK.
Van Dam, B. (2017) Sources and the Snowden leaks: Official source framing by mainstream legacy news organizations. ECA Annual Conference Peer Reviewed Paper. Boston, March 2017.
‘#nofilter: Approaches to Social Media Use‘ Keynote Address at California State Superintendents Leadership Meeting, May 24, 2016, San Diego, CA
‘Using Social Media for K-12 Principals’ Bi-Annual San Bernardino County Educators Meeting, November 20, 2015, San Bernardino, CA
‘Social Media for Educators’ Monthly Southern California Educators Meeting, May 8, 2015, Azusa, CA
‘NSA Leaks and Government Sources.’ Research-a-Thon at Journalism/Interactive, April 5, 2014, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
Van Dam, B. (2014). Hacktivists are performing a public service by providing information that leads to a more free and transparent government. Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web.
Van Dam. B. (2014). Ethical Problems Pervade Social Media Privacy Policies. In B. Musa & J. Willis (Eds.), From Twitter to Tahrir Square: Ethics in Social and New Media Communication (Volume 2). ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA.
Van Dam. B. (2014). Ethical Implications of Redefining the User/Producer Relationship in Online News Gathering: latimes.com and salon.com's Coverage of the 2008 US Presidential Election. In B. Musa & J. Willis (Eds.), From Twitter to Tahrir Square: Ethics in Social and New Media Communication (Volume 1). ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA.
‘From the Newsroom to the Classroom: Transferring Journalism Skills to Students.’ Panel Chair and Presenter. Western Communication Association Annual Conference, February 18, 2014, Azusa, CA
Keynote Address at the National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi) APU Chapter Induction Ceremony. April 21, 2013, Azusa, CA
Van Dam, B. (2013). The Distinctive Nature of Making News Online: A Study of News Production at latimes.com and salon.com. Germany: Scholars Press.
Van Dam, B. (2013) Ethical Problems Pervade Social Media Privacy Policies. Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 10 Mar. 2013.
Van Dam, B. (2011). The Process of Covering the 2008 US Presidential Election at Salon.com and Latimes.com. In D. Domingo & C. Paterson (Eds.), Making Online News: Newsroom Ethnography in the Second Decade of Internet Journalism. New York: Peter Lang.
‘The Place of Wikileaks in the Journalists’ Ideology’. David C. Bicker Communication Ethics Conference, February 2011, Azusa, CA
‘Redefining the User/Producer Relationship in Online News Gathering’ David C. Bicker Communication Ethics Conference, March 2010, Azusa, CA
Research Assistant- BBC/AHRC funded project which was an extension of a 2008 Report entitled ‘Alone Together? Social Learning in BBC Blast?’, June 2009, London
‘Redefining Relationships in Online News Gathering‘ Westminster Symposium, November 2009, London
‘Conversational Storytelling: Covering the 2008 Presidential Election on latimes.com and salon.com’ MeCCSA-PGN Conference, July 2009, Bangor, Wales.
‘Reassessing the Role of Journalism and the place of the Journalist Online’ Westminster Symposium, November 2007, London
‘Blogging Their Way to Success: Two Case Studies’ with Damien Lanfrey. ‘Extending the Boundaries’ Conference, April 2007, City University London