Singleton began his newspaper career at the age of 15 as a part-time reporter in his hometown of Graham, Texas, and bought his first newspaper at age 21. He served on the board of the Newspaper Association of America from 1993 until 2004, and is the former chairman. He is chairman of the Associated Press Board of Directors. In addition, he is on the Board of Trustees for the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center, the National Sports Center for the Disabled Board, The Helen G. Bonfils Foundation and The Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Winter Park Recreational Association Board. Singleton is the recipient of the 2009 Mizel Museum-Community Cultural Enrichment Award recognizing outstanding contributors to the arts and the 2008 Master Editor Publisher Award of the Utah Press Association. In 2009, MediaNews Group transferred ownership of The Salt Lake Tribune's unabridged collected works from 1871 to 2003 to the University of Utah, where they are being conserved and digitized for a public searchable data base.Singleton's daughter, Paige, is a junior at UU.
Mar 17, 2010
MediaNews Group chairman Dean Singleton will receive an honorary doctorate in business from the University of Utah. The ceremony is scheduled for May 7. From the press release: