Former Dean of Columbia School of Journalism Appointed as Founding Dean of the Jindal School of Journalism & Communication, India

SONIPAT, India, March 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Professor Tom Goldstein, a distinguished American journalism educator, administrator and author was appointed as the Founding Dean of the Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU). Professor Goldstein formerly served as Dean of the journalism schools at Columbia and Berkeley and was also a board member of the Pulitzer Prize.

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As a journalist, Professor Goldstein worked at AP, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and was also press secretary to New York City Mayor, Edward Koch. Professor Goldstein has also consulted with many non-profit and for-profit organizations on press practices, including the Ford Foundation, McKinsey, and most recently, Twitter.

Speaking on the occasion, JGU Founding Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Dr) C Raj Kumar, said, "I have great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Professor Tom Goldstein as the Founding Dean of the Jindal School of Journalism and Communication. Professor Goldstein brings to JGU an extraordinarily diversified set of experiences and perspectives."

Professor Kumar further observed, "As an intellectual visionary who understands the critical and evolving role of media and communications, his contribution and leadership will be invaluable in setting up the first interdisciplinary school of journalism and communication in the country."

Born in Buffalo, New York, Professor Goldstein is a graduate of Yale University, where he majored in English, and the Columbia University Law School as well as its Graduate School of Journalism.

Professor Tom Goldstein, Founding Dean, JSJC, said, "I am so pleased to be joining the extraordinarily vibrant academic community at O.P. Jindal Global University, I am looking forward enormously to become Dean of its journalism school. This is a once-in-a-career opportunity."

Over the years, Professor Goldstein had the honor of holding five 'named' chairs at the University of Florida at Gainesville (1983-84), the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1994), the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia (July 2000-June 2002), Stanford University (Fall 2002), and Arizona State University (2003 and 2004).

JSJC is the sixth school of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU). The vision of the Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC) is to build a world-class institution in India that offers opportunities for education, research and capacity building in media and communication studies.

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For further information: Media Contact: Nagendra Gupta, Manager, Communication and Public Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University,

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