Indiana University

Indiana University School of Journalism

Perry Metz

Adjunct Associate Professor

Biography

Professor Metz served for 25 years as an IU administrator, most recently as associate vice president for the Bloomington campus. He is now the general manager for WTIU (public television), WFIU (public radio), and Educational Services (production). As an administrator, he was responsible for campus media relations, policy analysis, investments, and faculty and student matters. Metz frequently served as campus spokesman on a variety of issues, both controversial and explanatory. He was directly involved in setting up the original Herman B Wells Program for Outstanding Young Scholars and oversaw the endowment and expenses as the program grew.
He served for eight years as chair of the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations and often taught Writing for the Mass Media for the School of Journalism and now teaches management and integrated media. Metz is a former copy desk chief for the Daily Student, former president of the Union Board, and a graduate of the Poynter Center in St. Petersburg. He has hosted national teleconferences, basketball halftime shows, and is a frequent speaker on how to deal with the press.

Education

  • A.M., Communications Management, Indiana University 1982
  • A.B., Double major in Political Science and Journalism, Indiana University 1977 Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Organizations

  • SPJ, Society of Professional Journalists
  • Poynter Scholar, outstanding School of Journalism graduate
  • Herman B Wells Award, outstanding campus graduate
  • Outstanding Service Award, Campus Life Division