Dr. Shailendra Singh
School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education (SPACE)
Expertise / Activities
Besides numerous news stories, features, editorials and analysis, Dr Singh has published academic research in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals and presented papers at various international conferences on subjects ranging from the state of the media in the Pacific, media and conflict, freedom of speech, media regulation, social media and other issues pertaining to media and development. He has also edited books and journals on media and development in the Pacific.
In his latest project in 2020, Dr Singh headed a comprehensive survey of 206 Pacific Islands journalists in nine countries, providing a much-needed update of journalists’ demographic profiles, role conceptions, ethical views and perceived influences. This research aims to address a ‘blind spot’ in global scholarship on Pacific journalists.
Educational Background/ Qualifications
2015 PhD (University of Queensland)
2002 MBA (University of the South Pacific)
2003 Graduate Cert Tertiary Teaching (University of the South Pacific)
Dr Shailendra B Singh is a Pacific media development specialist with 30 years’ experience in journalism, media education and media research. An experienced newspaper and magazine editor, Dr Singh completed his PhD at the University of Queensland in 2015, then resumed his position as the Head of Journalism at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji.
Media politics and development with a Pacific focus.
2019 2018 VC Prize for Best Research Output
2019 Study of the United States Institutes Fellowship (US State Dept
2011 USP Staff Development Award
2011 UQ International Research Scholarship
2011 UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship
2001 AusAID Pacific Media Initiative (PMI) scholarship
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