MARTIN L. GIBSON
Martin L. "Red" Gibson, professor
of journalism, died on May 22, 1993. He was 59.
Professor Gibson was born on January
29, 1934, in Colorado City, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree
from the University of North Texas in 1955, a master's degree
from Northwestern Unversity in 1959, and a PhD from The University
of Texas at Austin in 1973.
Dr. Gibson worked as a writer and
editor with numerous newpapers, including the Austin American-Statesman,
the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, and
the New York Daily News. He also taught at the University
of North Texas. In 1969 he joined the faculty of the University,
where he held the Philip G. Warner Regents Professorship in Communication.
Professor Gibson wrote Editing
in the Electronic Era and The Writer's Friend. He
served as a consultant to the Freedom Newspapers chain and
wrote a monthly column for the Texas Press Association.
Professor Gibson was a member of
the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). He had recently
been named to chair an SPJ national task force on media coverage
of the Branch Davidian crisis and standoff in Waco.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta
and posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 16, 2001.
Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas