Associate Professor, Department Chair, University of Utah
Holton chaired the panel “Mental health and the wellbeing of journalists in an era of online harassment, extreme polarization, denialism and pandemic” at ISOJ 2022. Watch his presentation here.
Avery Holton (PhD, University of Texas-Austin) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah where he also serves as the Department’s Chair. His research has appeared in more than 80 journal articles and book chapters and engages digital and social media, news and information, and constructs of health, identity, ability and wellness. He serves as the University of Utah’s Student Media Advisor, is an appointed Humanities Scholar and previously served as a Vice-President’s Clinical and Translational Scholar (2018-2020) and a National Humanities Center Fellow in 2018. He also is a Co-Coordinator of Research for Utah’s Center for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research (UCEER), which is currently funded by a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and was previous as Digital Journalism Research Fellow at Oslo Metropolitan University.