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Gregory Newton

Associate Professor

Faculty Adviser, ACRN.com

Schoonover Center 311
(740) 597-1882
newtong@ohio.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Management and Leadership
  • Content Management (Programming & Promotion)
  • Law and Regulation

Greg is a child of the Midwestern U.S. who fell in love with radio at a young age. After a modestly successful radio career as a program director, production director, and air talent, he turned his attention to higher education and the study of media management and law, pursuing a second career in academia. He has been at Ohio University since 2002.

Greg’s research interests include radio/TV programming and promotion; free speech and the regulation of electronic media; and management and leadership in media businesses. He has published journal articles in the International Journal on Media Management, Journal of Media Business Studies, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Radio Studies, Journal of Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Journal of Promotion Management. He has also authored or co-authored textbook chapters on programming and promotion; prepared comments in Federal Communications Commission proceedings; and has frequently been invited to speak on the regulation of offensive media content.

Greg is the President of the Board of Directors of the Broadcast Education Association; and is a member of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, the International Communication Association, and Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc. He was previously an Assistant Professor in the College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma; and also taught at the University of Indiana, University of Indianapolis, and University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to scholarly pursuits, he has fifteen years of radio experience as air talent, production director, and program director at several commercial and non-commercial stations in Illinois and Indiana and has worked as a freelance television commercial voice-over artist.

Education
Ph.D. Mass Communication, Indiana University
M.A. Radio-TV-Film, Northwestern University
B.A. Communication Studies, Northern Illinois University