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Last modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Journalism professor Martin named associate vice provost at IU Bloomington

May 22, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Shannon E. Martin, a professor in the IU School of Journalism, has been named associate vice provost for faculty and academic affairs at Indiana University Bloomington.

Vice Provost Tom Gieryn announced the appointment. As associate vice provost, Martin will serve as the liaison for the campus-level Promotion Advisory Committee, develop faculty workshops and the New Faculty Orientation program and meet with individual faculty members to discuss career development. She succeeds Anne Massey, Dean's Research Professor at the Kelley School of Business, who has been associate vice provost since 2009.

Shannon Martin

Shannon E. Martin

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"Professor Martin has an outstanding record as a scholar and teacher and a strong commitment to the mission of the university," Gieryn said. "She will provide invaluable experience and leadership, and will contribute a great deal to our efforts to serve the IU Bloomington faculty."

Martin conducts research on public access to government information and the role of the media in a democratic society. An IU Bloomington faculty member since 2008, she has served as associate dean for research and graduate studies in the School of Journalism. She will continue to teach in journalism.

"I am honored to be given an opportunity to serve IU, in particular the vice provost's office, in this role," Martin said. "I look forward to meeting the new faculty as they join our ranks, and to providing support in the advancement of every member of our academic community."

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.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs is responsible for developing faculty careers, enhancing productivity, recognizing excellence, cultivating academic leadership, providing a nurturing campus climate, and defining faculty rights and responsibilities.