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Tara George

Associate Professor, School of Communication and Media

Office:
Morehead Hall 111
Email:
georgeta@montclair.edu
Phone:
973-655-3283
Degrees:
BA, University of Cambridge
MS, Columbia University
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Professor George is Associate Professor and Head of Journalism and Television/Digital Media. She teaches journalism classes to undergraduates and is adviser to the award-winning independent student news organization, The Montclarion. She has been recognized for Professing Excellence at Montclair State and work produced by students in her classes has won awards for achievement from The New Jersey Press Association.

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 reporter, as well as in The New York Times, New Jersey Monthly magazine, MediaShift, Nieman Lab, Poynter.org and on NJTV.

Professor George's scholarship focuses on issues in local, collegiate and scholastic journalism. She often collaborates with the Center for Cooperative Media which is housed at Montclair State and supports local and collaborative journalism. She’s a member of the board of FoodBankNews.com.

She and her husband have three daughters and a dog.