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Bradley Martin
The Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University

A veteran foreign correspondent and journalism educator, Bradley Martin has been named Manship Chair in Journalism.

Martin previously had a one-year stint as the Scripps Howard Visiting Professional at Ohio University in Athens , Ohio .

His earlier teaching and research positions include Fulbright fellowships in Japan and Korea , and a Stanford professional journalism fellowship.

A Princeton University graduate in history, Martin also studied law at Emory University and served as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching at Thailand ’s National Institute of Development Administration. He began his news career on The Charlotte Observer. After working as a national transportation reporter for The Baltimore Sun, he was posted to Japan in 1977.

He served as Asia bureau chief and editor of Newsweek, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Asia Times and Asian Financial Intelligence.

Current Topic


02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?

Special Presentation


12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

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03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?

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01/16 - Police POV: Body Cameras in Louisiana

What happens when police and the people they arrest have different versions of their encounters?


11/15 - Living Below the Line

What is living in poverty like?


10/15 - Funding the Future: Early Childhood Opportunities

How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?


09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

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