Goldstein is founding dean of Jindal School of Journalism

Tom Goldstein, an American journalism educator, administrator and author, was appointed as the founding dean of the Jindal School of Journalism & Communication of the O P Jindal Global University on Thursday.

“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,” Founding vice-chancellor C Raj Kumar said.

Goldstein formerly served as dean of the journalism schools at Columbia and Berkeley and was also board member of the Pulitzer Prize. As a journalist, he has worked at AP, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

“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,” he said.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Goldstein is a graduate of Yale Universityand the Columbia University Law School as well as its Graduate School of Journalism.

“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,” Kumar added.

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