Shannon R. Martin

Photo portrait of Shannon R. Martin

Associate Vice Provost
Bryan Hall 107

Phone: (812) 855-2809

Prof. Martin joined the faculty of the School of Journalism at Indiana University in 2008. Before coming to IU, Martin chaired the communication and journalism department at the University of Maine, Orono, and was on the faculty at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. She earned her Master of Arts at IU's School of Journalism and her Ph.D. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her students are now faculty members at the Pratt Institute, Fordham University and City University of New York.

She recently authored "Freedom of Information: The News the Media Use" and is currently working on a book project, "Social Media and Participatory Democracy in the 21st Century: Public Notice and the World Wide Web," to be published in 2014.

She is author, co-author or co-editor of "Bits, Bytes and Big Brother: Federal Information Control in the Technological Age," "Post-Vietnam Confrontations: U.S. Wars and the Media in Primary Documents," "Newspapers of Record in a Digital Age: From Hot Type to Hot Link" and "The Function of Newspaper in Society." She blogs about public access at The Public Eye.

Martin was lead researcher on a U.S. AID grant with Tanzania for journalist training and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. She has published articles in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, Information and Communication Technology Law Journal, South Carolina Law Review, Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Journal of Communication Law and Policy, and Journal of Peace Research.