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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


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

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

Coming Soon!


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

Recent Topics


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?


03/14 - Louisiana and The Minimum Wage

Should Louisiana develop its own minimum wage?

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