Eric Newton is a global leader in the digital transformation of news. As the Innovation Chief at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, he drives change and experimentation at Cronkite News, the news division for Arizona PBS.
Prior to joining the Cronkite School, Newton was senior adviser to the president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He expanded the foundation’s journalism and media innovation program, overseeing the development of more than $300 million in grants.
He previously was founding managing editor of the Newseum, the first major museum of news, and managing editor of the Oakland Tribune, where he helped guide the paper to numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize.