Jill Martin

Jill Martin, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Practice


Jill Martin is an assistant professor of practice and co-director of the Experience Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications. She teaches reporting and editing and coordinates the Nebraska News Service. She served as the director of technical and business writing for the college from 2018 to 2021 before becoming co-director of the Experience Lab in 2021.

Before joining CoJMC, Martin was managing editor at four prominent weekly publications in Southeast Nebraska, including the Seward County Independent, Milford Times, Friend Sentinel and Wilber Republican. With nearly two decades of experience in the media industry, Martin’s career spans newspapers, radio and television news. She has held positions at notable news media outlets such as KLKN-TV in Lincoln and KNOP-TV and KELN/KOOQ in North Platte.

Martin became a lecturer at Concordia University in Seward in 2014, teaching reporting and editing classes. She was a lecturer for the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications from 2015 to 2018, before becoming an assistant professor of practice in 2018.

Martin's work has earned numerous accolades, including awards from the Nebraska Press Association's annual newspaper competition. In recognition of her contributions to journalism education, Martin received the prestigious Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award in 2023 by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Martin holds a bachelor's degree in communication studies and a master's degree in journalism, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in human sciences, specializing in leadership studies.

Martin resides in Seward, Nebraska, with her husband and three daughters.

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