About the Program
Launched in September 2020, the JURIST Journalist in Residence Program is designed to engage JURIST’s law student staff on issues related to the future of journalism and journalistic ethics and practice. Each semester, JURIST will virtually host an experienced and public-minded journalist who will facilitate conversation with our law student staff from around the world. Through attending events, collaborating with peers and developing contact with veteran journalists, the program encourages our students to reflect on the importance of their role as journalists and seeks to shape the next generation of leaders in the field of legal journalism.
Meet the Journalists
Professor Jane Singer is the inaugural JURIST Journalist in Residence. She joins JURIST from the City University of London, where she is currently research lead 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 the United States. She also has experience as a print newspaper reporter and editor.