Singer teaches online journalism, media ethics and a variety
of other courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
experience includes 10 years in the editorial department
of what evolved into the Prodigy service. She was Prodigy's
first news manager, in charge of one of the first around-the-clock
news products ever to be delivered to people's homes through
a computer. She also has five years experience as a reporter
and editor at three East Coast newspapers.
She has published
research about online newspaper coverage of elections, including
several articles about coverage of both the Iowa caucus
and the general election in 2000. She found that most online
editors were interested primarily in the medium's ability
to provide extensive background information and updated
election returns, rather than its interactive or multimedia
capabilities. She looks forward to seeing how online coverage
evolves this time around.
Singer holds a
Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia,
an M.A. in liberal studies from New York University and
a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of
Georgia. Born in New York and raised in Atlanta, she came
to Iowa in 1999 after several years on the journalism faculty
at Colorado State University.