David Asa Schwartz

David Schwartz
Graduate Student
Research Assistant
E341 AJB



David Asa Schwartz
University of Iowa Murray Fellow
PhD Student
Expected Graduation in 2016

Research Interests

Crisis communication & fundraising; sports communication.


  • PhD, 2016 (Expected), Mass Communication, University of Iowa.
  • MS, 1998, Journalism – News Management & Administration, Northwestern University.
  • BA, 1997, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa.

Non-Academic Publications and Presentations

  • 2013 New Media Expo (BlogWorld).  “Journalism 101 for Bloggers”
  • 2012 Huffington Post (“Parents” homepage). “Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin as Teaching Tools for Parents”
  • 2011 FCCLA Iowa state conference. “Media, Communication and Technology: Finding Success and Protecting Yourself”
  • 2011 Huffington Post (primary homepage). “Explaining Penn State to a 4-Year-Old”
  • 2010 Northern Illinois News Association. “The Petting Zoo: 10 Mobile Technologies to Improve News and Information Distribution”
  • 2010 Communication: Journalism Education Today. “iPad Revolutionary”
  • 2010 AEJMC Hot Topics. “Bringing Back the Written Word: 24 Hours on the iPad”
  • 2010 Journalism Education Association National Convention. “10 Steps to Self-Branding in Journalism Communication”
  • 2010 Quill & Scroll magazine. “Answering Burning Questions About Blogs”

Professional Experience

  • 2007-2012 University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  Director of Scholastic Outreach
  • 2004-2007 Shaw Media, suburban Chicago.  Managing editor–news and photo; executive sports editor
  • 2003-2004 Erikson Institute, Chicago. Associate director for communication
  • 1999-2003 Shaw Media, suburban Chicago. Assistant sports editor; sports reporter
  • 1999 The Sporting News, St. Louis. Copy editor
  • 1998 Medill News Service, Washington, D.C. Congressional, White House and Supreme Court of the United States reporter for publications in Iowa and Nebraska
  • 1998 Washington Post. Prep sports clerk.
  • 1997-1999 Dallas Morning News; Arizona Republic; Chicago Tribune.  Internships

Academic Experience

  • Aug. 2012-Present, Research Assistant, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • 2008-2012, adjunct instructor (11 courses), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Courses developed: Advanced Digital Media Workshop; Entrepreneurial Blogging; Media Writing (online); Sports Media Survey (online)
  • Other courses taught: Sports Writing; various independent studies
  • 2011, Faculty Hiring Committee, University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Other Skills/Expertise

  • Multimedia production
  • Multiplatform proficiency (WordPress, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, Facebook, Microsoft products)
  • Video editing
  • Graphic design
  • Copyediting

Contact Information

Email: david-schwartz@uiowa.edu
Alternate email: david.asa.schwartz@gmail.com
Twitter: @daveschwartz
Blog: dave-schwartz.com