Faculty

Jim R. Martin, Ph.D

Professor

Dr. Jim R. Martin

UNA Box 5174
120A Communications Building
Florence, AL 35632-0001

256.765.4945
jrmartin@una.edu

Education:
  • B.S., Freed-Hardeman University, 1976
  • M.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1987
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1993
Research & Teaching Fields:
  • Journalism 
  • Communication Law
Current Professional Affiliations:
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
  • American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA)
Recent Academic Honors and Awards:
  • Editor of American Journalism Historians Association's quarterly journal, American Journalism: A Journal of Media History, 2005-2010
Recent Presentation/Publications Highlights:
  • Martin, Jim R. "Typography Then and Now" in Editing Across Media: Content and Process for Print and Online Publication. Ross F. Collins, editor.  (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, 2013).

  • Review of "The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine" by David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt, Journalism History. 38:2, Fall 2012.

  • Martin, Jim R. Instructor's Manual for Communication and the Law 2013 edition, ed. W. Wat Hopkins. (Northport, Ala.: Vision Press, December 2012). 

  • Review of "Newspaper Titan: The Infamous Life and Monumental Times of Cissy Patterson" by Amanda Smith, American Journalism. 29:2, 135-137. Spring 2012.

  • Martin, Jim R. Instructor's Manual for Communication and the Law 2011 edition, ed. W. Wat Hopkins. (Northport, Ala.: Vision Press, November 2010).

  • Martin, Jim R. "Typography" in Encyclopedia of Journalism (6 Vols.), edited by Christopher H. Sterling. (Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2009).

  • Voice talent for PBS documentary, Rebels on Lake Erie, produced and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Kathleen Endres.  Supplied the voice of Edmund DeWitt Patterson, 9th Alabama Infantry.  Premiered on April 19, 2012, and aired on some 62 local PBS affiliates beginning November, 2012.

  • Martin, Jim R. "Rebels on Lake Erie." Panel Presentation, annual conference of the American Journalism Historians Association, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 11, 2012.

  • Martin, Jim R. "When You're the Judge: Critiquing a Paper or Article." Panel Presentation, annual conference of the American Journalism Historians Association, Kansas City, Missouri, October 5-8, 2011.

At UNA since: 1999