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Professor of Journalism Innovation, City, University of London

Professor Jane Singer is a former print and online journalist who has been studying journalists' responses to digital technologies since the mid-1990s. She is especially interested in the impact of digital media on journalists' roles, norms, practices and products. Her previous academic appointments have been at the University of Central Lancashire (UK), the University of Iowa (USA) and Colorado State University (USA). Prior to earning her PhD in journalism at the University of Missouri (USA), she served as the founding news manager of the first national online service in America.

Other professional activities

- Series editor, AEJMC/Peter Lang Scholarsourcing Publishing initiative
- Journal editorial board member: Convergence; Digital Journalism; Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication; Journalism; Journalism and Communication Monographs; Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Journalism Practice, Journalism Studies.
- Co-author, Participatory Journalism (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), Online Journalism Ethics (M.E. Sharpe, 2007); author or co-author, more than 60 journal articles and book chapters
- Member (professional organizations): Online News Association.
- Member (academic organizations): Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (member and past chair, standing committee on Professional Freedom and Responsibility), International Communication Association.


  • –present
    Professor of Innovation Journalism, City University London