Professor Shannon E. Martin is a member of the journalism faculty and previously served as chair of the communication and journalism department at the University of Maine, Orono, and on the faculty at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
She earned her M.A. at IU’s School of Journalism and her Ph. D. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her students are now members of the faculty at the Pratt Institute, Fordham University and City University of New York.
Prof. Martin’s research focuses on public access to government information and she recently authored a book, The Freedom of Information Act: News the Media Use, published by Peter Lang, Inc.
Kamilla Benko was an honors student at Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She was the features assistant for Inside, the student magazine and a reporter for the Indiana Daily Student. She worked with Professor Shannon Martin as a Cox Research Scholar and is the co-author of “Forming FOIA: The Influence of Editors and Publishers on the Freedom of Information Act.”
Seunghye Chung is a ph. D student at Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She works with Professor Shannon Martin as a research assistant 2014 fall.
Caellaigh Klemz was an undergraduate studying International Studies. She worked as a research assistant for Professor Shannon Martin during the spring of 2015 through the CEWiT REU-W research program.