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Martin Smith-Rodden   [save as a favorite?]
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Image © 2016, Martin Smith-Rodden || During fourth quarter action at the ODU football vs. Hampton season opener, ODU running back Gerald Johnson, #30, drives the ball up the field, on Saturday afternoon, August 30, 2014. Johnson, had a strong running game, carrying 22 times for 138 yards and a touchdown, helping ODU win over Hampton, 41 - 28. (Martin Smith-Rodden | The Virginian-Pilot)
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Martin Smith-Rodden: Assistant Professor: Ball State University
Address: 6204 Washington Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46220
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Martin Smith-Rodden's Message: I'm a lifelong photojournalist who became a psychologist so he could teach journalism.

I’m a visual journalist, psychologist and Assistant Professor at Ball State University.

I earned my doctorate from Old Dominion University in the Applied Experimental Psychology program. My dissertation’s focus was Media Psychology, where I examined changes in judgment and decision making after exposure to powerful news images. As a cognitive scholar with my primary interests in media psychology, my academic life combines my lengthy career in photojournalism with a focus of applied psychology.

I have been a shooter for at least three decades. Most recently, I was a photojournalist at The Virginian-Pilot newspaper. I've also worked in Texas and the Washington D.C. area.

At the Pilot I served as staff photographer, news photo editor, daily sections photo editor, and as a member of the photo leadership team. In 2011, I was named Photo Editor of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism competition. I was Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic) Photographer of the Year in 1996.

I've served two terms as president of the Virginia News Photographers Association where I was awarded the Phillip Dale Award for Distinguished Service to Photojournalism in 2005. I currently serve as the director of the NPPA Mentoring Program.

I've served on the faculties of Truth With a Camera, a national seminar in social photography held at the Chrysler Museum, and at The Image Deconstructed workshop at the University of North Carolina.

I've enjoyed a great career in visual communication which has taken me all over country as well as many parts of the world. After some extraordinary experiences as a photojournalist, I'm now turning my focus to educating the next generation of media professionals. This is what brings me to SportsShooter.com. This site is clearly a great resource and forum for professionals.

I’m also the proud father of fabulous two young adults, Wilson and Katherine, and husband of the brilliant and lovely Pam Smith-Rodden. We live in an old home in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis.
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The images below are from the portfolio of Martin Smith-Rodden. They are presented here for your viewing pleasure. These images may not be used elsewhere and are protected by copyright. To see these images, click on the icon and you will see a much larger image.
1 "ODU football vs. Hampton football"
During fourth quarter action at the ODU football vs. Hampton season opener, ODU running back Gerald ...
2 "Reaction: Cox girls varsity soccer"
A group of Cox girls varsity soccer players share an emotional embrace after losing against Battlefi...
3 "Reaction: Western Branch wins state final"
Western Branch Bruins varsity baseball team do a raucous pileup after winning the championship immed...
4 "Game action: Old Dominion University Monarch's vs. Western Kentucky"
Old Dominion University Monarch's starting forward Jennie Simms (25) at left, goes for a rebound wit...
5 "Game action: Norfolk State vs. North Carolina Central fumble"
Norfolk State Spartan's George Riddick (51), center, rushes for a fumble as North Carolina Central U...

|| Martin Smith-Rodden's Web Links:
Personal and academic website.: martinsmithrodden.com
Announcement about my job at Ball State: nppa.org/news/martin-smith-rodden-teach-ball-state
NPPA story on the mentoring program: nppa.org/news/mentoring-life

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