Kim Newton

About Kim Newton

Research and teaching areas are multimedia journalism, visual journalism, photojournalism and international photojournalism. Newton has led multimedia Study Abroad courses in Orvieto, Italy, and served as picture editor for news agencies in Washington, D.C., and London and worked as a freelancer in Spain, Japan and other parts of the world.            


  •  B.A., University of Arizona;
  •  M.S., Brooks Institute of Photography

Courses Taught at the UA

  •  J 203 Photojournalism
  •  J 307 Principles of Multimedia
  •  J 497b/597b Advanced Photojournalism
  •  J 480/580 Advanced Multimedia
  •  J 507 Reporting with Multimedia

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Publications and Research

  • Featured in the South Korean MBC documentary "Witnesses to Democracy the Journey of a Mother and Photographer"
  • Cover photograph, “Train Pushers” Issue 7 Makeshift Magazine a Journal of Hidden Creativity, October 2013
  •  "The Power of Protest: Images from South Korea's Road to Democracy" Special Issue: Images of War Vol. 3, Issue 1 of Media, War & Conflict

Past Academic Positions

  • Visual Journalism Faculty, Brooks Institute of Photography, Ventura, California, 2004 – 2007

Past Professional Positions

  •  Senior Photo Editor, Knight Ridder/Tribune, Washington, DC, 1998 – 2002
  •  Picture Editor Europe, Africa and Middle East, Reuters News Pictures, London, 1992 – 1998
  •  Freelance Photojournalist, New York Times, Time, U.S. News & World Report, among others, based in Barcelona, Spain, 1989 – 1991
  • •Freelance Photojournalist, The New York Times, Forbes, Business Week, People, Time, U.S. News & World Report and Le Figaro, among others, based in Tokyo and Seoul, 1982 - 1990

Professional Organizations

  •  American Society of Media Photographers
  •  National Press Photographers Association

Research Summary

Multimedia, visual journalism, photojournalism, international photojournalism

Kim Newton's Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

Kim Newton
Professor of Practice
Telephone: 520-621-5711
Fax: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 327

Dissertation Title

Does Documentary Photography Still Matter