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Ms Jackie Newton

Ms Jackie Newton

Telephone: 0151 231 4835

Biography

Journalism and International Journalism Programme Leader Jackie Newton has extensive experience as a staff journalist on regional publications, and has also freelanced for national newspapers and lifestyle magazines.

She spent a large section of her career at the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo, working as a designer, senior sub-editor, feature writer and features editor.

She is currently researching comparative ethics in the reporting of tragedy and media relations with the bereaved and has authored a number of publications, including work on death reporting written with Dr Sallyanne Duncan of Strathclyde University. They have also written a chapter in the book The Phone-Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial.

A qualified lecturer, Jackie holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Psychology and a Masters in Educational Management.

Publications

Highlighted publications

Duncan S, Newton J. 2017. Reporting Bad News: negotiating the boundaries between intrusion and fair representation in media coverage of death Peter Lang. New York

Editorial/letter to the editor

Duncan S, Newton J. 2017. Giving Voice to the Vulnerable Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, 14 :2-4

Book

Duncan S, Newton J. 2017. Reporting Bad News: negotiating the boundaries between intrusion and fair representation in media coverage of death Peter Lang. New York

Chapters

Newton J, Brennodden L. 2015. Victims At The Margins? A Comparative Analysis Of The Use Of Primary Sources In Reporting Personal Tragedy In Norway And The UK Thorsen E, Jackson D, Savigny H. Media, Margins and Civic Agency Palgrave Macmillan. Basingstoke 9781137512635

Newton J, Duncan S. 2012. Hacking into Tragedy: The ethics of death reporting in the social media age Keeble RL, Mair J. The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial :208-219 Abramis. Uk 978 1 84549 533 6

Journal article

Duncan S, Newton J. 2013. A better death in a digital age: post-Leveson indicators for more responsible reporting of the bereaved Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, 10 :22-28

Newton J, Duncan S. 2012. Journalists and the Bereaved: Constructing a positive approach to the teaching of death reporting Journalism Education, 1 :59-65

Newton J. 2011. The knock at the door: Considering bereaved families’ varying responses to news media intrusion Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, 8 :7-13 >Link

Duncan S, Newton J. 2010. How do you feel? Preparing novice reporters for the death knock Journalism Practice, 4 :439-453 >DOI

Duncan S, Newton J. 2010. How do you feel? Preparing novice reporters for the death knock Journalism Practice, 4 :439-453 >DOI

Conference publication

Newton J, Duncan S. 2008. Preparing students for the death knock Association for Journalism Education conference

Newton J, Brennodden L. Who speaks for the victims? A comparative analysis of the reporting of personal tragedy in Norway and the UK MeCCSA Annual Conference

Duncan S, Newton J. A better death in a digital age: Post Leveson proposals for more responsible reporting of the bereaved Institute of Communication Ethics Annual Conference

Newton J, Duncan S. Journalists and the bereaved: constructing a positive approach to the teaching of death reporting AJE Innovation in Journalism Education Conference

Newton J, Duncan S. The Dowler effect: could Hackgate and the use of social media transform the relationship between journalists and the bereaved? Institute of Communication Ethics Annual Conference

Newton J. Considering bereaved families’ varying responses to news media intrusion: Early indications Journalism and Emotions Research Group conference

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

Reporting Poverty, LJMU, Co-organiser

Conflict, Media and Trauma Conference, Organiser, http://royalhistsoc.org/calendar/cfp-conflict-trauma-and-the-media-deadline-1-december-2015/

Media Coverage:

https://dartcenter.org/content/journalist-calls-reporting-death-in-post-leveson-climate, A journalist calls: reporting death in a post-Leveson climate: Coverage on the Dart Center's international website

Other Professional Activity:

Guest editor with Dr Sallyanne Duncan, Ethical Space Special Issue: Ethics of Covering Vulnerable People Vol. 14 Nos 2/3 Double issue of The International Journal of Communication Ethics