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Tara George

Associate Professor, School of Communication and Media

Morehead Hall 111
BA, University of Cambridge
MS, Columbia University
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Professor George is Head of Journalism and Television/Digital Media at Montclair State University. She joined the faculty in Fall 2014 to help build the journalism major at the School of Communication and Media. Previously, she was on the faculty of Purchase College, State University of New York, where she spent more than a decade developing the journalism program there.

Educated at Cambridge University in England and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, Professor George has worked as a reporter in Singapore, London, New York and New Jersey. Her work has appeared in The New York Daily News, where she was a staff writer, as well as in The New York Times, New Jersey Monthly magazine, MediaShift and on NJTV.

At Montclair State, she teaches journalism classes to undergraduates and she is adviser to the award-winning independent student news organization, The Montclarion. Her students have moved into jobs throughout New York, New Jersey and beyond. Work by students in her journalism classes has repeatedly received awards for achievement from The New Jersey Press Association. In 2016 she was honored with an award for Professing Excellence at Montclair State.

Professor George writes about issues in local journalism and the struggle for sustainability. She also collaborates with the Center for Cooperative Media which is housed at Montclair State and works to support local journalism, particularly in New Jersey.