Dr. Shailendra Singh

Associate Professor

Discipline:  Journalism
School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education (SPACE)

Email: Shailendra.singh@usp.ac.fj

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.

Research Interests
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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