Joseph Singerman studied Journalism, Mass Communications & Law at Carleton
University in Ottawa. His Honour’s thesis was a thirty minute television documentary on the life of Ottawa mandarin, Mitchell Sharp. This was back in
the Jurassic period, when TV documentaries were produced with large black and white video tape and poor quality studio cameras. His Iphone could have produced a better product.
In 1977 he began working for CTV Television in Montreal (CFCF) as a reporter
covering crime & the courts, politics, disasters, lots of snow-storms and
mud-slides, and the odd First Nation’s protest lasting 60 days. As well he
really did enjoy covering science & technology, business & aviation,
and space shuttle launches at Cape Canaveral when they took place in January.
He enjoyed doing stories that would get him rides on F-18’s & F-16’s.
Mr. Singerman taught Communications at John Abbott College, Concordia University
(lecturer) and was a visiting lecturer at Meiji University, Tokyo, where he
presented a paper on North-American Media & Journalism at the Tokyo School
of International Communications.
After nearly 25 years in broadcasting, Singerman travelled to the Dark Side (P.R.) as
the Director of External Communications, Bombardier Aerospace, and later
Director of Media Relations, Alcan Inc. He also attended McGill University’s
School of Business and is a graduate of the International Executive Institute’s
Advanced Management Program. He now runs Spitfire Public Relations, a
consulting firm specializing in Marketing, PR and Crisis Management. His
clients include major international firms as well as the Department of National
Defence where he is a visiting instructor & trainer at the National Defence
Public Affairs Learning Centre, near Ottawa.
He is keenly interested in community work and volunteerism. He was a member of the
Corporation and Executive Committee of Bishops University for eight years, a
member of the Board of Directors of Space Camp Canada, a Director of Theatre
Lac-Brome Lake and co-founder of WordFest, an annual literary festival in the
Eastern Townships. Joseph Singerman is a passionate aviator and photographer.
He has exhibited his work and published his first book of portraits in June
2008. He is now completing his third book of photo-journalism with the
Australian Outback as a backdrop.