The John Martin Television Journalism Collection documents the career of newspaper and television reporter John Martin from his time as an editor of the San Diego State newspaper
The Aztec in 1960 to his departure from ABC News in 2002. This collection consists of personal documents and mementos, records from
Martin’s time as adjunct professor of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, scripts from Sacramento, CA station
KCRA-TV News and ABC News broadcasts Martin reported for, original research for these broadcasts, various publications and
newspapers collected and contributed to by Martin, and audio and visual recordings of news programs. The collection is divided
into six series: Personal Papers (1960-2010), Scripts (1966-2000), Research (1991-2005), Aherne Files (1974-1999), Publications (1963-2011), and Audio/Visual Files (1963-2002).
John Martin was born on December 3, 1938 in New York City. He worked as a newspaper and television reporter for 46 years and
reported and wrote dozens of newspaper stories. He reported more than 1,400 television stories between 1966 and 2002.
The copyright interests in some of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. The nature of
historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish
must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted,
permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are
made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the
materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.