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Journalism Dean Tim Gleason replaced with Julie Newton

Update: To clarify my original headline “Journalism Dean Tim Gleason replaced unexpectedly with Julie Newton”, while it was common knowledge Gleason would step down, I didn’t expect him to do so until a permanent Dean was hired. See the June ODE story here:

Jim Bean restarts search for a new SOJC dean, Tim Gleason will remain

There’s now a new ODE report here. I did not mean to suggest that there was anything unexpected about the choice of Julie Newton, just about the timing. I apologize for a headline which implies the former. Thanks to my vigilant commenters for calling me out on this.

10/15/2013: Anyone know what Gleason’s going to do?

 It is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Julianne H. Newton as Interim Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon.  Julie has been a professor of visual communication in the SOJC since fall 2000, and has served as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs since 2008. She will assume her new duties on November 1, 2013. 
 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.  Professor Newton was editor of Visual Communication Quarterly (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.
Please join me in welcoming Julie Newton as Interim Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication.
Scott Coltrane
Interim Senior Vice President and Provost


  1. Anonymous 10/16/2013

    Not unexpected at all. Nothing nefarious going on here, UO Matters, move along.

  2. Anonymous 10/16/2013

    I’m so unimpressed with you constantly trying to make intrigue where none exists. Grow up.

    • Anonymous 10/16/2013

      Go away, troll.

    • Anonymous 10/16/2013

      So when he “grows up”, will you be around to teach him how to maneuver with his arse in a perennial sling, measuring each blog entry so as to appear as victimized as you?

    • Anonymous 10/17/2013

      That was downright Shakespearean.

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