Welcome to Journoprof, the blog of Tara George, Associate Professor of Journalism at Purchase College, State University of New York.
I designed this blog with my journalism students in mind – as a resource and as a catalog of the work we all do in the journalism program.
Who am I? Most of my career as a working journalist was spent as a reporter at the New York Daily News, five years on general assignment and two years covering courts. While at the News I covered some of the major stories of the day for both the Metro and National desks, including the TWA Flight 800 crash, the O.J. Simpson case, The Monica Lewinsky scandal and the Amadou Diallo trial. Since then, as a freelancer, I have written for The New York Times, Time magazine’s technology supplement, India Abroad, and Poynter Online, the website of the journalism think tank, The Poynter Institute. My video journalism has run on The New York Times’ blog, The Local. I have contributed to a book about Brooklyn. You can check out my Published Work here.
I started my journalism career as an intern at The Straits Times of Singapore, where I was born and raised. I cut my teeth as a reporter straight out of college at The Richmond Twickenham Guardian, a free weekly paper that covered the suburbs of London, England. I worked as a Features Writer for Thomson Online Features Service also in London.
I have a BA in political science from Cambridge University and a Master’s from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
I now live in Maplewood, New Jersey, with my husband and three daughters and teach undergraduates at Purchase College, State University of New York. Read about the field trips I do with my students on the Trips page of this blog. Journalists who visit my classes are featured on the Speakers page.
Read, learn, link and enjoy!