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Professor Jane Singer

Professor of Innovation Journalism

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Journalism

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City, University of London
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About

Background

Jane Singer is Director of Research and Professor of Journalism Innovation in the Department of Journalism. A former print and online journalist, she has been studying journalists' responses to digital technologies since the mid-1990s. Singer 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. She also has experience as a print newspaper reporter and editor.

Qualifications

PhD in Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia (USA)
MA in Liberal Studies, New York University (USA)
BA in Journalism, University of Georgia (USA)

Research

Research interests

- Entrepreneurial journalism
- Journalism ethics, particularly as media forms continue to evolve
- Journalists' responses to change
- Sociology of digital news work.

Areas of PhD supervision

- Entrepreneurial journalism
- Journalism ethics
- Digital journalism
- Newsroom sociology

Publications

Book (2)

  1. Singer, J.B., Hermida, A., Domingo, D., Heinonen, A., Paulussen, S., Quandt, T., Reich, Z. and Vujnovic, N. (2011). Participatory Journalism: Guarding open gates at online newspapers. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4443-3226-1.
  2. Friend, C. and Singer, J.B. (2007). Online Journalism Ethics: Traditions and transitions. M.E. Sharpe. ISBN 978-0-7656-1573-2.

Chapter (23)

  1. Singer, J.B. (2017). Triangulating Methods in the Study of Journalistic Role Performance. In Mellado, C., Hellmueller, L. and Donsbach, W. (Eds.), Journalistic Role Performance: Concepts, Contexts and Methods (pp. 206–220). New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-78301-0.
  2. Singer, J. (2015). Online Journalism. In Donsbach, W. (Ed.), Concise Encyclopedia of Communication (pp. 417–418). Wiley. ISBN 978-1-118-78930-8.
  3. Singer, J. (2015). On a Role: Online Newspapers, Participatory Journalism, and the U.S. Presidential Elections. In Vos, T. and Heinderyckx, F. (Eds.), Gatekeeping in Transition (pp. 85–103). New York ,USA: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-73161-4.
  4. Singer, J.B. (2015). Out of bounds: Professional norms as boundary markers. Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices and Participation (pp. 21–36). ISBN 978-1-317-54065-6.
  5. Singer, J. (2015). Computer-mediated Communication. The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication, 3 Volume Set (pp. 194–199). John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-118-29075-0.
  6. Singer, J.B. (2013). Networked News Work. In Brennen, B. (Ed.), Assessing Evidence in a Postmodern World Marquette University Press. ISBN 978-0-87462-036-8.
  7. Singer, J.B. (2011). Journalism Ethics in a Digital Network. The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics (pp. 845–863). ISBN 978-1-4051-8812-8.
  8. Singer, J. and Dorsher, M. (2011). New Technologies and Techniques: New Ethics? In Gordon, A.D., Kittross, J.M., Merrill, J.C., Babcock, W. and Dorsher, M. (Eds.), Controversies in Media Ethics (pp. 216–226). New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-99247-3.
  9. Singer, J.B. (2011). The Socially Responsible Existentialist: A Normative Emphasis for Journalists in a New Media Environment. Cultural Meanings of News (pp. 53–66). Sage.
  10. Singer, J.B. and Dorsher, M. (2011). Online Ethics: Adjusting to New Technologies and Techniques. In Gordon, A.D., Kittross, J.M., Merrill, J.C., Babcock, W. and Dorsher, M. (Eds.), Controversies in Media Ethics (3rd edition) (pp. 216–226). Routledge.
  11. Singer, J.B. (2011). Taking Responsibility: Legal and Ethical Issues in Participatory Journalism. Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers (pp. 119–138). ISBN 978-1-4443-3226-1.
  12. Singer, J.B., Hermida, A., Domingo, D., Heinonen, A., Paulussen, S., Quandt, T., Reich, Z. and Vujnovic, M. (2011). Introduction Sharing the Road. ISBN 978-1-4443-3226-1.
  13. Singer, J.B. (2011). Journalism in a Network. In Deuze, M. (Ed.), Managing Media Work Sage. ISBN 978-1-4129-7124-9.
  14. Singer, J.B. (2011). Journalism and Digital Technologies. In Lowrey, W. and Gade, P.J. (Eds.), Changing the News: The forces shaping journalism in uncertain times (pp. 213–229). Routledge.
  15. Singer, J.B. (2010). Norms and the Network: Journalistic Ethics in a Shared Media Space. Journalism Ethics: A Philosophical Approach (pp. 117–129). Oxford University Press.
  16. Singer, J. and Quandt, T. (2009). Convergence and Cross-Platform Content Production. In Wahl-Jorgensen, K. and Hanitszch,, T. (Eds.), The Handbook of Journalism Studies (pp. 130–144). New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-8058-6342-0.
  17. Singer, J.B. and Ashman, I. (2009). User-Generated Content and Journalistic Values. In Allan, S. and Thorsen, E. (Eds.), Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives (pp. 233–242). Peter Lang.
  18. Singer, J.B. (2009). Journalism in the Network. The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism Studies (pp. 277–286). Routledge.
  19. Singer, J.B. (2008). Journalism Research in the United States of America. In Loffelholz, M. and Weaver, D. (Eds.), Global Journalism Research: Theories, Methods, Findings, Future (pp. 145–157). Blackwell.
  20. Singer, J.B. (2008). Ethnography of Newsroom Convergence. In Paterson, C. and Domingo, D. (Eds.), Making Online News: The Ethnography of New Media Production (pp. 157–170). Peter Lang.
  21. Singer, J. The Journalist as Entrepreneur. In Peters, C. and Broersma, M. (Eds.), Rethinking Journalism: The societal role and relevance of journalism in a digital age
  22. Singer, J. Journalism as an Entrepreneurial Enterprise: Normative Boundaries, Economic Imperatives, and Journalistic Roles. Remaking the News
  23. Singer, J.B. Journalists and News Bloggers: Complements, Contradictions and Challenges. In Bruns, A. and Jacobs, J. (Eds.), Uses of Blogs (pp. 23–32). Peter Lang.

Journal Article (43)

  1. Tully, M., Harmsen, S., , Singer, J.B. and Ekdale, B, (2017). Civic Journalism Values and Newsroom Norms in the Digital Era. Newspaper Research Journal .
  2. Howell, L. and Singer, J.B. (2016). Pushy or a Princess? Journalism Practice pp. 1–17. doi:10.1080/17512786.2016.1232173.
  3. Singer, J.B. (2016). Transmission Creep. Journalism Studies pp. 1–18. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2016.1186498.
  4. Vos, T.P. and Singer, J.B. (2016). Media discourse about entrepreneurial journalism capital. Journalism Practice, 10(2), pp. 143–159. doi:10.1080/17512786.2015.1124730.
  5. Vos, T.P. and Singer, J. (2016). Media Discourse about Entrepreneurial Journalism: Implications for Journalistic Capital. Journalism Practice, 10(2), pp. 143–159.
  6. Ekdale, B., Singer, J.B., Tully, M. and Harmsen, S. (2015). Making change: Diffusion of technological, relational, and cultural innovation in the newsroom. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 92(4), pp. 938–958. doi:10.1177/1077699015596337.
  7. Ekdale, B., Tully, M., Harmsen, S. and Singer, J.B. (2015). Newswork Within a Culture of Job Insecurity. Journalism Practice, 9(3), pp. 383–398. doi:10.1080/17512786.2014.963376.
  8. Singer, J. (2015). Leaning Conservative: Innovation and Presidential Campaign Coverage by U.S. Newspaper Websites in the Digital Age. ISOJ .
  9. Singer, J.B. (2014). Trajectories in Digital Journalism: Embracing complexity. Journalism Studies, 15(6), pp. 706–710. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2014.952971.
  10. Singer, J.B. (2014). User-Generated Visibility: Secondary gatekeeping in a shared media space. New Media and Society, 16(1), pp. 55–73. doi:10.1177/1461444813477833.
  11. Singer, J.B. (2013). The Ethical Implications of an Elite Press. Journal of Mass Media Ethics: Exploring Questions of Media Morality, 28(3), pp. 203–216. doi:10.1080/08900523.2013.802163.
  12. Singer, J. (2012). The Ethics of Social Journalism. Australian Journalism Review, 34(1), pp. 3–18.
  13. Singer, J.B. (2011). Community Service: Editor pride and user preference on local newspaper websites. Journalism Practice, 5(6), pp. 623–643.
  14. Singer, J.B. (2010). Journalism Ethics amid Structural Change. Daedalus: The Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 139(2), pp. 89–99.
  15. Singer, J. and Singer, J.B. (2010). Quality Control: Perceived Effects of User-Generated Content on Newsroom Norms, Values and Routines. Journalism Practice, 4(2), pp. 127–142.
  16. Vujnovic, M., Singer, J.B., Paulussen, S., Heinonen, A., Reich, Z., Quandt, T., Hermida, A. and Domingo, D. (2010). Exploring the Political-Economic Factors of Participatory Journalism: Views of Online Journalists in 10 Countries. Journalism Practice, 4(3), pp. 285–296.
  17. Singer, J.B. (2009). Role call: 2008 Campaign and election coverage on the web sites of leading U.S. newspapers. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 86(4), pp. 827–843.
  18. Singer, J.B. (2009). Separate spaces: Discourse about the 2007 Scottish elections on a national newspaper Web site. International Journal of Press/Politics, 14(4), pp. 477–496. doi:10.1177/1940161209336659.
  19. Singer, J.B. (2009). Convergence and divergence. Journalism, 10(3), pp. 375–377. doi:10.1177/1464884909102579.
  20. Singer, J.B. (2009). Ethnography. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 86(1), pp. 191–198.
  21. Phillips, A., Singer, J.B., Vlad, T. and Becker, L.B. (2009). Implications of technological change for journalists’ tasks and skills. Journal of Media Business Studies, 6(1), pp. 61–85. doi:10.1080/16522354.2009.11073479.
  22. Singer, J.B. and Ashman, I. (2009). 'Comment Is Free, but Facts Are Sacred': User-generated Content and Ethical Constructs at the Guardian. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 24(1), pp. 3–21.
  23. Singer, J. (2008). Publish (and Be Popular) or Perish: Value Metrics for Scholarly Work in a Digital Environment. Journalism Studies, 9(4), pp. 599–604.
  24. Singer, J. (2008). The Journalist in the Network: A Shifting Rationale for the Gatekeeping Role and Objectivity Norms. Tripodos, 23, pp. 61–76.
  25. Singer, J.B. (2008). Five Ws and an H: Digital Challenges in Newspaper Newsrooms and Boardrooms. International Journal on Media Management, 10(3), pp. 122–129.
  26. Singer, J.B. (2008). Posting for Points: Edublogs in the JMC Curriculum. Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 63(1), pp. 10–27.
  27. Domingo, D., Quandt, T., Heinonen, A., Paulussen, S., Singer, J.B. and Vujnovic, M. (2008). Participatory Journalism Practices in the Media and Beyond: An International Comparative Study of Initiatives in Online Newspaper. Journalism Practice, 2(3), pp. 326–342.
  28. Singer, J.B. (2007). The Socially Responsible Existentialist: A Normative Emphasis for Journalists in a New Media Environment. Journalism Studies, 7(1), pp. 2–18.
  29. Singer, J.B. (2007). Contested Autonomy: Professional and Popular Claims on Journalistic Norms. Journalism Studies, 8(1), pp. 79–95.
  30. Hayes, A.S., Singer, J.B. and Ceppos, J. (2007). Shifting Roles, Enduring Values: The Credible Journalist in a Digital Age. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 22(4), pp. 262–279.
  31. Singer, J.B. (2006). Stepping back from the gate: Online newspaper editors and the co-production of content in campaign 2004. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 83(2), pp. 265–280.
  32. Singer, J.B. (2006). Partnerships and Public Service: Normative Issues for Journalists in Converged Newsrooms. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 21(1), pp. 30–53.
  33. Singer, J.B. (2005). The political j-blogger: 'Normalizing' a new media form to fit old norms and practices. Journalism, 6(2), pp. 173–198. doi:10.1177/1464884905051009.
  34. Singer, J.B. (2004). More than ink-stained wretches: The resocialization of print journalists in converged newsrooms. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 81(4), pp. 838–856.
  35. Berkowitz, D., Limor, Y. and Singer, J. (2004). A cross-cultural look at serving the public interest: American and Israeli journalists consider ethical scenarios. Journalism, 5(2), pp. 159–181. doi:10.1177/146488490452001.
  36. Singer, J.B. (2004). Strange Bedfellows? Diffusion of Convergence in Four News Organizations. Journalism Studies, 5(1), pp. 3–18.
  37. Singer, J.B. (2003). Who are these guys?: The online challenge to the notion of journalistic professionalism. Journalism, 4(2), pp. 139–163. doi:10.1177/146488490342001.
  38. Singer, J.B. and Gonzalez-Velez, M. (2003). Envisioning the Caucus Community: Online Newspaper Editors Conceptualize Their Political Roles. Political Communication, 20(4), pp. 433–452. doi:10.1080/10584600390244185.
  39. Singer, J.B. (2003). Campaign contributions: Online newspaper coverage of election 2000. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 80(1), pp. 39–56.
  40. Singer, J.B. (2001). The Metro Wide Web: Changes in Newspapers' Gate-keeping Role Online. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 78(1), pp. 65–80.
  41. Singer, J.B. (1998). Journalism and new communication technologies. Convergence, 4(4), pp. 5–7. doi:10.1177/135485659800400401.
  42. Singer, J.B. (1998). Online journalists: Foundations for research into their changing roles. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 4(1) .
  43. Singer, J.B. (1997). Still guarding the gate? The newspaper journalist's role in an on-line world. Convergence, 3(1), pp. 72–89. doi:10.1177/135485659700300106.

Education

Postgraduate

- MA Entrepreneurial Journalism

Other Activities

Event/Conference (111)

  1. "Connect and Engage: Civic Journalism Values and Newsroom Norms in the Digital Era" (Tully, Harmsen, Singer and Ekdale). Fukuoka, Japan (2106).
    Description: Presented to the Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association
  2. The Paedophile, the Fake Sheikh, the Angry Gearhead and the Hacker-in-Chief: British Media Transgressors and their Comeuppance (or Not). Minneapolis, Minnesota USA (2016).
    Description: Invited panellist: Too Big To Fail, Too Little To Survive? Council of Affiliates, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  3. Professional Freedom AND Responsibility: Brexit and the British Press. Minneapolis, Minnesota USA (2016).
    Description: Invited plenary panellist: Innovate. Integrate. Engage: State of the Media in Our Digital Age. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  4. Innovators or Entrepreneurs? How Students and Instructors View Entrepreneurial Journalism. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2016).
    Description: Presented to the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
  5. Transparency in a Digital and Social Media World. Leicester, UK (2016).
    Description: Invited panellist: Transparency a Global Value? Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives; International Communication Section, International Association for Media and Communication Research
  6. "Pushy or a Princess? Women Experts and UK Broadcast News" (Howell and Singer). Fukuoka, Japan (2016).
    Description: Presented to the Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association
  7. "Entrepreneurial Journalism Studies: Understanding Disruption to Norms, Roles and Economic Structures" (Singer). Fukuoka, Japan (2016).
    Description: Presented to the Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association
  8. "Connect and Engage: Negotiating Community in Newsroom Values and Practice! Oxford, UK (2015).
    Description: Paper presented to Reuters Institute for Journalism conference on "Negotiating Culture: Integrating Legacy and Digital Cultures in News Media"; co-author, Melissa Tully (lead author), Shawn Harmsen, Jane B. Singer and Brian Ekdale.
  9. "Drawing the Line: Effects Theories and Journalism Studies in a Digital Era". San Francisco, USA (2015).
    Description: Presentation of refereed paper to Communication Technology Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Commnication; sole author
  10. "Leaning Conservative: Innovation and Presidential Campaign Coverage by US Newspaper Websites in the Digital Age". Austin, USA (2015).
    Description: Presentation of refereed paper to International Symposium of Online Journalism; sole author
  11. "Entrepreneurial Journalism: Disruptive Response to Industry Disruption". Chicago, USA (2015).
    Description: Presentation of invited paper to Remaking (Digital) News conference, Northwestern University; sole author
  12. "'What's That Got to Do with Me?' Entrepreneurialism in Journalism Education". London (2015).
    Description: Invited speaker; Journalism Entrepreneurship Summit
  13. "Studying Journalistic Performance: Mixed Methods". Winterthur, Switzerland (2015).
    Description: Invited panelist, “Studying Journalistic Performance in the Digital Age”; Re-inventing Journalism conference / joint annual conference of the Journalism sections
    of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
    and the German Association for Communication Research (DGPUK)
  14. "The Media Are Mutual: Rethinking Effects Theories in a Digital Era". Brussels, Belgium (2014).
    Description: Invited paper presenter; Digital Disruption to Journalism and Mass Communication Theory: Research conference sponsored by University of Missouri School of Journalism
  15. "Entrepreneurial Journalism: Shifting Journalistic Capital?". Montreal, Canada (2014).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Media Ethics Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC); Co-author: Tim P. Vos (lead author)
  16. "How Quickly They Forget! A Brief and Selective History of Journalists' Attention Spans regarding 'New' Media Technologies". Montreal, Canada (2014).
    Description: Invited panel participant, "The History of our Attention Span," JHistory Internet Group; Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention
  17. "Ethics of Participatory and Entrepreneurial Journalism ... and Related Best Practices". Montreal, Canada (2014).
    Description: Invited panel participant, Participatory Journalism Interest Group; Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention
  18. "Out of Bounds: Professional Norms as Boundary Markers". Montreal, Canada (2014).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Media Ethics Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
  19. "Entrepreneurial Journalism: Response to Disruption". Preston, UK (2014).
    Description: Invited presenter, research symposium workshop; University of Central Lancashire
  20. "10 Years of Journalism Studies at ICA: The Way Forward". Seattle, United States (2014).
    Description: Invited chair and panellist; Journalism Studies Division, International Communication Association annual convention
  21. Journalism Ethics and Values: Challenges in the Digital Age. Austin, Texas, USA (2014).
    Description: Invited panellist
    International Symposium on Online Journalism
  22. Social Journalism. Oslo, Norway (2014).
    Description: Invited presenter (post-conference seminar, Nettedebatten etter 22.juli)
    Discussant (conference), International Conference on Democracy as Idea and Practice
    University of Oslo
  23. The Work of the Journalist. Oxford (2014).
    Description: Invited ‘provocateur’ and discussion leader, workshop on “The Future of Journalistic Work”
    Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
  24. Wanted: A Free and Responsible Press: The Scholarship of John C. Merrill. Washington, DC, USA (2013).
    Description: Invited Panelist, Media Ethics / Mass Communication and Society divisions
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  25. News, Audiences and Newsroom Management: Uncertainty, the Future and Decision-Making. Washington, DC, USA (2013).
    Description: Invited panellist, Media Management and Economics Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  26. Media Ethics, Democracy and New Media. London (2013).
    Description: Invited panelist, pre-conference session: Global Media Ethics: Problems and Perspectives”
    Sponsored Sessions
    International Communication Association
  27. Engagement without Deliberation? Civic Journalism in Mission, Perception and Practice. Washington, DC, USA (2013).
    Description: Refereed paper presented by Shawn Harmsen to Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Co-authors: M. Tully (lead author), S. Harmsen, B. Ekdale
  28. Can Enduring Values Endure? Examining Professional Self-Image of Local News Workers in a News Community of Constant Change. Washington, DC, USA (2013).
    Description: Refereed paper presented by Shawn Harmsen to the Mass Communication and Society Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Co-authors: S. Harmsen (lead author), B. Ekdale, M. Tully
  29. Making Change: Diffusion of Technological, Relational and Cultural Change in the Newsroom. Washington, DC, USA (2013).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Newspaper and Online News Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Co-authors: M. Tully, S. Harmsen and B. Ekdale
  30. Race to the Starting Line: Voter Assessment of Media Coverage before the 2012 Iowa Caucus. London (2013).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Political Communication Division
    International Communication Association
    Co-author: J. Andsager
  31. "Happy Is a Lot to Ask for from a Job": Job (In)security and Newswork in Contemporary Journalism. Dublin, Ireland (2013).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Media Production Analysis Working Group
    International Association for Media and Communication Research
    Co-Authors: B. Ekdale (lead author), M. Tully and S. Harmsen)
  32. The Ethical Implications of an Elite Press. Dublin, Ireland (2013).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Journalism Research and Education Section
    International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR
  33. Professionalization or De-Professionalization? International Perspectives
    on Journalists' Roles and Education in the New Communication Environment.
    Phoenix, USA (2012).
    Description: Invited panellist, Journalism Studies Division
    International Communication Association
  34. Changing Newsrooms: Contributions from Newsroom Ethnography in the Digital Age. Chicago, USA (2012).
    Description: Invited panellist, Newspaper and Online News / Electronic News divisions
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  35. What's Next for Research on Participatory Journalism? Chicago, USA (2012).
    Description: Invited panellist, Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group / Communication Technology Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  36. The Ethical Implications of an Elite Press. Chicago, USA (2012).
    Description: Juried paper presented to the International Symposium on Digital Ethics
  37. Networked News Work. Milwaukee, USA (2011).
    Description: Invited presenter
    Nieman Conference, Marquette University
  38. Networked News Work. Berkeley, California, USA (2011).
    Description: Invited plenary speaker
    Crossing Boundaries: News, Technologies and Audiences
    University of California-Berkeley and Aarhus University (Denmark)
  39. Managing Media Work. St Louis, USA (2011).
    Description: Invited panellist, Media Management and Economics / Communication Technology divisions
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  40. Challenges to the City-Based Newspaper Business, Opportunities for Journalism and Mass Communication Programs. St Louis, USA (2011).
    Description: Invited panellist, JHistory Internet Group
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  41. The Impact of Digital Media on Political and Civic Engagement: Do Digital Media Matter? St Louis, USA (2011).
    Description: Invited panellist, Political Communication Interest Group / Communication Technology Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  42. Voices For and Of the People: New Media and the Iowa Caucuses. New Orleans, USA (2011).
    Description: Invited panellist, Convention Theme Unit
    National Communication Association
  43. The Active Recipient: Participatory Journalism through the Lens of the Dewey-Lippmann Debate. Austin, Texas, USA (2011).
    Description: Refereed paper presented by Alf Hermida to the International Symposium on Online Journalism
    Co-authors: A. Hermida (lead author), D. Domingo, A. Heinonen, S. Paulussen, T. Quandt, Z. Reich and M. Vujnovic
  44. Community Service: Editor Pride and User Preference on Local Newspaper Websites. St Louis, USA (2011).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the International Communication Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  45. Crowd Control: Collaborative Gatekeeping in a Shared Media Space. St Louis, USA (2011).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Newspaper Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  46. The History of Free: Online. Denver, USA (2010).
    Description: Invited panellist, JHIstory Internet Group
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  47. Journalists and Users: Normative Practices of Gatekeepers in a Shared Media Space. Eichstaett, Germany (2010).
    Description: Invited research paper
    Conference: Comparing Journalism: Theory, Methodology, Findings
    Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt / Indiana University
  48. Contending Journalism Models: Adapting Journalism Models for the Internet. Braga, Portugal (2010).
    Description: Invited panellist, Journalism Research and Education Section
    International Association for Media and Communication Research
  49. Guarding the Floodgates: Ethical and Legal Issues in Participatory Online Journalism. Braga, Portugal (2010).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Journalism Research and Education Section
    International Association for Media and Communication Research
    Co-authors: A. Heinonen, D. Domingo, A. Hermida, S. Paulussen, T. Quandt, Z. Reich and M. Vujnovic
  50. Interactive Ethics: Overlapping Norms of Practitioners and the Public in a Shared Media Space. Boston, USA (2009).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Media Ethics Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  51. Quality Control: Perceptions about User-Generated Content among Local British Newspaper Journalists. Boston, USA (2009).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the International Communication Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  52. Role Call: 2008 Campaign and Election Coverage on the Websites of Leading US Newspapers. Boston, USA (2009).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Newspaper Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Top faculty paper award: special call, newspaper industry research
  53. Exploring the Political-Economic Factors of Participatory Journalism: A First Look into Self-Reports by Online Journalists and Editors in Ten Countries. Cardiff (2009).
    Description: Juried paper presented to Future of Journalism conference
    Co-Authors: M. Vujnovic (lead author), S. Paulussen, A. Heinonen, Z. Reich, T. Quandt, A. Hermida and D. Domingo
  54. Separation within a Shared Space: Perceived Effects of User-Generated Content on Newsroom Norms, Values and Routines. Cardiff (2009).
    Description: Juried paper presented to Future of Journalism conference
  55. Are We Lost in Cyberspace? Editing, Ethics and End-Users of Online Journalism. Chicago, USA (2008).
    Description: Invited panellist, Media Ethics Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  56. Teaching Ethics in an Online Interactive Multimedia World. Chicago, USA (2008).
    Description: Invited speaker, Media Ethics Division pre-conference workshop
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  57. Barbarians at the Gate? Journalism in a Shared Space. Leeds (2008).
    Description: Invited research presentation
    Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds
  58. Cultural Fluidity: Weekly Newspaper Editors' Strategies for Building Knowledge and Managing Change. Chicago, USA (2008).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Media Management and Economics Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Co-author: F. Nel (lead author)
  59. "Comment Is Free, but Facts Are Sacred": User-Generated Content and Ethical Constructs at the Guardian. Chicago, USA (2008).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Media Ethics Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Co-author: I. Ashman
  60. Hearts in the Highlands, Fingers on the Keys: Online Discourse and the 2007 Scottish Elections. Montreal, Canada (2008).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Political Communication Division
    International Communication Association
  61. Studying Readers' Participation Channels in Newspapers. Barcelona, Spain (2008).
    Description: Refereed paper presented by Ari Heinonen to European Communication Research and Education Association
    Co-authors: A. Heinonen (lead author), D. Domingo, T. Quandt, S. Paulussen, Z. Reich and M. Vujnovic
  62. UGC in the Newsroom: How User Participation Is Reshaping Online Journalism Practices. Barcelona, Spain (2008).
    Description: Refereed paper presented by Steve Paulussen to European Communication Research and Education Association
    Co-authors: S. Paulussen (lead author), D. Domingo, A. Heinonen, T. Quandt, Z. Reich and M. Vujnovic
  63. New Media, New Scholarship: The Internet's Potential in the World of Ideas and How Tenure Committees Might Recognize It. Washington, DC, USA (2007).
    Description: Invited panellist, JHistory Internet Group
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  64. 40 Years of Mass Communication and Society Research: Trends and Future Directions. Washington, DC, USA (2007).
    Description: Invited panellist, Mass Communication and Society / Visual Communication divisions
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  65. The Ethics of Participatory Journalism. Tampere, Finland (2007).
    Description: Invited seminar speaker, "Towards Participatory Journalism"
    University of Tampere
  66. Paradigms of Journalism Research in the United States. Paris, France (2007).
    Description: Invited panellist, Professional Education of Journalists Section
    International Association for Media and Communication Research
  67. Five Ws and an H: Questions about a Digital Future. Cardiff (2007).
    Description: Invited speaker, Future of Newspapers conference
  68. If You Build It, Will They Come? Blogs in the Journalism and Mass Communication Curriculum. Washington, DC, USA (2007).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Communication Technology Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  69. New Media in the Twenty-First Century: Beginning of a New Ethic. Cheltenham (2007).
    Description: Juried paper presented by Ian Ashman to the European Business Ethics Network / UK Conference on Ethics and Human Resource Management
    Co-author: I. Ashman (lead author)
  70. Participatory Journalism Practices in the Media and Beyond: An International Comparative Study of Initiatives in Online Newspapers. Cardiff (2007).
    Description: Juried paper presented by David Domingo to Future of Newspapers conference
    Co-authors: D. Domingo (lead author), T. Quandt, A. Heinonen, S. Paulussen and M. Vujnovic
  71. Harnessing the Active Audience: The Challenge for Journalism. San Francisco, USA (2006).
    Description: Invited panellist, Communication Technology Division / Grad Education Interest Group
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  72. Preparing for the Participation Age. Dresden, Germany (2006).
    Description: Invited panellist, Journalism Studies Interest Group
    International Communication Association
  73. Truth and Transparency: Bloggers' Challenge to Professional Autonomy in Defining and Enacting Two Journalistic Norms. San Francisco, USA (2006).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Media Ethics Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Top faculty paper award
    Winner, professional relevance award
  74. Boundaries: The Credible Journalist in a Digital Age. Minneapolis, USA (2006).
    Description: Juried paper presented to the Media Ethics Colloquium
    Co-authors: A. Hayes (lead author) and J. Ceppos
  75. The Watchdog's Bark: Professional Norms and Institutional Routines. Dresden, Germany (2006).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to Journalism Studies Interest Group
    International Communication Association
    Co-author: F. Durham (lead author)
  76. Blogging, Journalism and Credibility: Battleground and Common Ground. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (2005).
    Description: Invited participant
    Conference: Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy
    Harvard University
  77. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Convergence: How Organizational Culture Affects Cross-Media Partnerships. Las Vegas, USA (2005).
    Description: Invited panellist
    Broadcast Educators Association
  78. Convergence and the Newsroom. San Antonio, USA (2005).
    Description: Invited panellist, Media Management and Economics / Newspaper divisions
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  79. Innovative Uses of Blogs in the Industry and the Academy. San Antonio, USA (2005).
    Description: Invited panellist, Communication Technology and Policy / Public Relations divisions
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  80. The Existential Fiduciary: Normative Emphasis for Journalists in a New Media Environment. New York, USA (2005).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Journalism Studies Interest Group
    International Communication Association
  81. Stepping Back from the Gate: Online Newspaper Editors and the Co-Production of Content in Campaign 2004. San Antonio, USA (2005).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Newspaper Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  82. Casting a Wider Net: US Journalism Research Paradigms and Their Application to a Changing Profession. Erfurt, Germany (2004).
    Description: Invited participant
    Conference: Journalism Research in an Era of Globalization
  83. Critical Perspectives on Media Convergence. Toronto, Canada (2004).
    Description: Invited panellist, Cultural and Critical Studies / Media Ethics divisions
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  84. Partnerships and Public Service: Normative Issues for Journalists in Converged Newsrooms. New Orleans, USA (2004).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to Mass Communication Division
    International Communication Association
  85. The Political J-Blogger: "Normalizing" a New Media Form To Fit Old Norms and Practices. Toronto, Canada (2004).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Communication Technology and Policy Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  86. Emerging Areas in Mass Communication Research: Opportunities and Challenges. Kansas City, USA (2003).
    Description: Invited panellist, Communication Theory and Methodology Division / Grad Education Interest Group
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  87. Convergence: Pitfalls and Possibilities. Kansas City, USA (2003).
    Description: Invited participant, pre-conference workshop
    Communication Technology and Policy / Newspaper divisions
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  88. Sociology of Convergence: Challenges and Change in Newspaper News Work. Kansas City, USA (2003).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Newspaper Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  89. Strange Bedfellows: Diffusion of Convergence in Four News Organizations. Kansas City, USA (2003).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to Media Management and Economics Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Top three faculty paper award
  90. Ethics as a Cross-Cultural and Cross-Boundary Bridge: American and Israeli Journalists' Views of Ethical Issues. Miami Beach, Florida (2002).
    Description: Refereed paper presented by Dan Berkowitz to the Media Ethics Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Co-authors: D. Berkowitz (lead author) and Y. Limor
  91. In Search of the Forest amid a Growing Number of Trees: Online Journalism Scholarship at the 10-Year Mark. Miami Beach, USA (2002).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Communication Technology and Policy Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Co-author: S. Thiel
  92. Social Dimensions of Journalism Ethics Decisions: An International Comparative Study. Seoul, South Korea (2002).
    Description: Refereed paper presented by Dan Berkowitz to the Mass Communication Division
    International Communication Association
    Co-authors: D. Berkowitz (lead author) and Y. Limor
  93. Who Are Those Guys? The Online Challenge to the Notion of Journalistic Professionalism. Seoul, South Korea (2002).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Mass Communication Division
    International Communication Association
  94. Campaign Contributions: Online Newspapers Go Beyond Shovelware in Covering Election 2000. Washington, DC, USA (2001).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Newspaper Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  95. Exploring Social Dimensions of Journalism Ethics: An International Comparative Study. Budapest, Hungary (2001).
    Description: Refereed paper presented by Dan Berkowitz to the Media Education Research Section
    International Association for Media and Communication Research
    Co-authors: D. Berkowitz (lead author) and Y. Limor
  96. Information and Interaction: Online Newspaper Coverage of the 2000 Iowa Caucus. Phoenix, USA (2000).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Newspaper Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  97. Envisioning the Caucus Community: Newspapers Consider Their Online Role. Acapulco, Mexico (2000).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Political Communication Division
    International Communication Association
    Co-author: M. Gonzalez-Velez
  98. The Metro Wide Web: How Newspapers' Gatekeeping Role is Changing Online. New Orleans, USA (1999).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Newspaper Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  99. Superstars or Second-Class Citizens: Management and Staffing Issues Affecting Newspapers' Online Journalists. Baltimore, USA (1998).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Newspaper Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Co-authors: M. Tharp and A. Haruta
  100. Online Journalists: Foundations for Research into Their Changing Roles. Jerusalem, Israel (1998).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Mass Communication Division
    International Communication Association
    Top faculty paper award
  101. A Big Enough Web for the Both of Us? Online Coverage of the 1996 Election by Denver's Warring Newspapers. Chicago, USA (1997).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Newspaper Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  102. Facing an Uncertain Future: Newspaper Journalists Consider Their Place in an Online World. Chicago, USA (1996).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Communication and Technology Division
    International Communication Association
  103. Changes and Consistencies: Newspaper Journalists Contemplate an Online Future. Anaheim, California, USA (1996).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Communication Technology and Policy Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  104. Have You Heard the News? Newspaper Journalists Consider Audiotex and Other New Media Forms. Anaheim, California, USA (1996).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Newspaper Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  105. Fitting the Pieces Together: The Complementary Use of Q Method and Case Studies To Explore Journalists' Attitudes Toward New Communication Technology. Columbia, Missouri, USA (1996).
    Description: Juried paper presented to the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity
  106. Facing the Future: Attitudes of Journalism Educators and Students about New Media Technology. Washington, DC, USA (1995).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Communication Technology and Policy Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Co-authors: D. Craig, C Allen, G. Whitehouse, A. Dimitrova and K.P. Sanders
  107. "Virtual Anonymity": Online Accountability in a Political Bulletin Board and the Makings of the Virtuous Virtual Journalist. Washington, DC, USA (1995).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Qualitative Studies Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Top student paper award
  108. Integrating Theory and Practice in Teaching Multimedia. Atlanta, USA (1994).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Communication Technology and Policy Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Co-author: A. Brill (lead author)
  109. Play Theory and the News Content of Interactive Media. Atlanta, USA (1994).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Communication Theory and Methodology Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  110. The Greens Go Online: Interactive Media and the Environmentalist. Atlanta, USA (1994).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Science Interest Group
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  111. Fight for the Future: Congress, the Brooks Bill and the Baby Bells. Kansas City, USA (1993).
    Description: Refereed paper presented to the Communication Technology and Policy Interest Group
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Keynote Lecture/Speech (11)

  1. The Journalist as Entrepreneur: Rethinking Skills, Practices, Roles and Relationships (Again). Groeningen, The Netherlands (2014). Conference:
    Rethinking Journalism II: The Societal Role and Relevance of Journalism in a Digital Age
  2. Ethics as Identity: Journalists' Definitional Use of Professional Norms. Natal, Brazil (2013). International Conference on Structural Changes in Journalism
  3. Social Journalism. Porto, Portugal (2012). International Conference on Online Journalism (by videoconference)
  4. Social Journalism Ethics: Newsroom and Classroom. Adelaide, Australia (2011). Conference:
    Journalism Education Association of Australia (by videoconference)
  5. The Online Journalist 2.0: Ethics Amid Structural Change. Oslo, Norway (2010). Seminar: Journalism, Blogs and New Media Platforms
    Nordic Research Network in Journalism Studies (by videoconference)
  6. The Ethics of Participatory Journalism. Barcelona, Spain (2007). International Conference on Communication and Reality
  7. Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers. San Diego, USA (2011). International Symposium for Communication in the Millennium
  8. Structural Change and Journalism Ethics. Lubbock, Texas, USA (2010). Conference:
    New Media Theory: How Far Have We Traveled? (by videoconference)
  9. The Journalist as Entrepreneur: Response to Disruption. Vienna, Austria (2014). Conference: Confronting Austerity
    European Federation of Journalists
  10. Journalism Ethics and Structural Change. Columbia, Missouri, USA (2010). Invited speaker, Kappa Tau Alpha lecture
    On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of KTA (national US journalism honour society, of which I was president at the time)
    University of Missouri School of Journalism
    http://www.rjionline.org/presentations/stories/jane-singer/index
  11. Journalism Disrupted. Winterthur, Switzerland (2015). Re-inventing Journalism conference / joint annual conference of the Journalism sections
    of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
    and the German Association for Communication Research (DGPUK)

Practitioner (13)

  1. (2016). Dear Mark Zuckerberg: Why Publishers Were Wrong To Damn Facebook for Censorship. The Conversation UK
  2. (2016). Gawker Had Its Problems, but Its Death Is Worrying for All Watchdog Journalism. The Conversation UK
  3. (2016). Are Micropayments a Viable Way To Support the News Business? The Conversation UK
  4. (2015). "Oregon Campus Shooting: Gun Control, the US Media and Obama's Greatest Frustration (https://theconversation.com/oregon-campus-shooting-gun-control-the-us-media-and-obamas-greatest-frustration-48520). The Converation
  5. (2012). Outside-In and Inside-Out. Rhodes Journalism Review, pp. 38–39
  6. (2009). Moderation in Moderating Comments. Media Ethics (magazine), pp. 10–12
  7. (2009). Case Study 8: Using Media Technologies as Teaching Devices. IMPACT: Linking Teaching and Research, pp. 26–28
  8. (2009). Case Study 5: Teaching and Research in Journalism. IMPACT: Lnking Teaching and Research, pp. 16–16
  9. (2008). The Journalist's "Duty of Care" -- to Other Journalists. Media Ethics (magazine), pp. 1–11
  10. (2007). Objectivity in an Interconnected World. Media Ethics (magazine), pp. 1–16
  11. (2006). Open-Mouth-Insert-Foot Publishing. Media Ethics (magazine), pp. 1–14
  12. (2005). The Marketplace of Ideas -- With a Vengeance. Media Ethics (magazine), pp. 1–16
  13. (2004). Temperance and Transparency. Media Ethics (magazine), pp. 4–17

Online Article (4)

  1. Studying Newspapers in a Time of Change. Poynter Onlinehttp://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=172895
  2. Birds-Eye View. Feedback 50Main component of "Jane Singer Wins Future of Journalism Contest"
    In publication of Broadcast Education Association
  3. Creating an Integrated Newsroom: The Lancashire (UK) Evening Post. Trends in Newsrooms 2008Annual publication of the World Editors Forum / World Association of Newspapers
  4. Future of Online News: Winners and Losers. AEJMC Hot TopicsInvited participant, live online chat

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