Julianne Newton

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Interim Edwin L. Artzt Dean and Professor
217A Allen Hall
(541) 346-2167
Ethics, Photojournalism, Visual Communication


Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin 1991
M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1983

B.A., Baylor University, 1970


Julianne H. Newton is Edwin L. Artzt Interim Dean and professor of visual communication, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Newton is an award-winning scholar who has worked as a reporter, editor, photographer and designer for newspapers, magazines, and electronic media. She is author of The Burden of Visual Truth: The Role of Photojournalism in Mediating Reality and co-author (with Rick Williams) of Visual Communication: Integrating Media, Art and Science, which won the 2009 Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in Media Ecology. Her research applies ethics and cognitive theory to the study of visual behavior.

Newton’s honors also include the National Communication Association Visual Communication Research Excellence Award (2004 and 2008), Marshall Award for Teaching Innovation, National Press Photographers Association Garland Educator of the Year Award, and the AEJMC Distinguished Contributions to Visual Communication Award. She was editor of Visual Communication Quarterly 2001-2006. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Communication, Visual Studies, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, EME (Explorations in Media Ecology), Visual Resources, International Journal of McLuhan Studies and VCQ.

She joined the University of Oregon faculty in fall 2000 after teaching 15 years at The University of Texas at Austin and two years at St. Edward’s University in Austin.

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