Jane B. Singer (ABJ ’76) is the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award, presented by Grady College. The award honors an alumnus/a for excellence and sustained contributions to scholarship in journalism and mass communication education.
Singer is the director of research for the Department of Journalism at City, University of London, where she is Professor of Journalism Innovation. She previously held faculty posts at the University of Iowa and Colorado State University and served as Johnston Press Chair in Digital Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK.
She landed her first full-time job in journalism thanks to her clips from The Red and Black, then worked for more than 15 years as a print and online journalist before earning her PhD in Journalism at the University of Missouri. Her research has traced the evolution of digital journalism since the mid-1990s, with a focus on journalists’ changing roles, perceptions, norms and practices.
Singer will be recognized at “Grady Salutes: A Celebration of Achievement, Commitment and Leadership” on April 28 at 6 p.m. at the UGA Tate Grand Hall. Other 2017 Alumni Award recipients include:
- Bonnie Arnold (ABJ’ 77), John Holliman Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award
- Jason Kreher (ABJ ’00, Henry W. Grady Mid-Career Alumni Award;
- Brooke Beach (ABJ ’11), John E. Drewry Young Alumni Award
Read more about this year’s Alumni Award honorees at https://t.uga.edu/37u.