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Tara George

Associate Professor, School of Communication and Media

BA, University of Cambridge
MS, Columbia University
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Professor George teaches journalism and digital media classes to undergraduates. This year she was awarded the national college Media Association’s Distinguished Advisor Award for her work with the student news organization, The Montclarion. She also previously won Montclair State’s Professing Excellence Award for her mentorship and teaching at the university.

Educated at Cambridge University in England and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, Professor George has a global profile, having worked as a reporter in Singapore, London, New York and New Jersey. She was a staff writer at The New York Daily News, covering the metro, national and courthouse beats before transitioning to academia. Her multimedia freelance work has been published in The New York Times, New Jersey Monthly magazine, MediaShift, Nieman Lab, and aired on NJTV.

Professor George's scholarship focuses on issues in local, scholastic and collegiate journalism, and includes coverage of collaborations in media and the search for new revenue models for local journalism. She recently authored a white paper on The Journalism Pipeline, an analysis of the accessibility of journalism instruction for New Jersey's high school students.

She is currently working on a project about a rebel regiment of Indian girls and women during World War Two.

She and her husband are parents to three young women in high school and college, and a dog called Red.