Professor of Visual Communication
Journalism Program and Media Studies Program, Faculty
School of Journalism and Communication
University of Oregon
“On Fractals, Cyborgs and Multiple Universes: Explorations in the Ecologies of Media”
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 • 9:00a
Julianne H. Newton is an award-winning scholar who has worked as a reporter, editor, photographer, and designer for newspapers, magazines, and electronic media. She is also author of many noteworthy journal articles and book chapters, including “Toward a Transformative Ethic for Seeing—and Living” (Visual Communication Quarterly, 2017); “The Real, the Virtual, and the Moral: Ethics at the Intersection of Consciousness” (with Thomas H. Bivins, Journal Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 2011); “Visual Ethics: An Integrative Approach to Ethical Practice in Visual Journalism” (with Rick Williams, Oxford Univ. Press, 2010); “Photojournalism: Do People Matter? Then Photojournalism Matters” (Journalism Practice, 2009); “The Guardian of the Real: Journalism in the Time of the New Mind” (Routledge, 2009); “Photojournalism Ethics: A 21st-century Primal Dance of Behavior, Technology, and Ideology” (Routledge, 2009); and “Visual Ethics Theory” and “Studying Visual Ethics by Applying a Typology of Visual Behavior” (Routledge, 2005).
Newton is also author of The Burden of Visual Truth: The Role of Photojournalism in Mediating Reality (Routledge, 2013) and co-author of Visual Communication: Integrating Media, Art and Science (with Rick Williams, Taylor & Francis, 2008), 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.
Her honors also include two National Communication Association (NCA) Visual Communication Research Excellence Awards, the Marshall Award for Teaching Innovation, National Press Photographers Association Garland Educator of the Year Award, and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) Distinguished Contributions to Visual Communication Award. Newton was editor of Visual Communication Quarterly (VCQ, 2001-2006), and 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 is on the board of directors of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.