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Former Columbia Journalism School Dean Calls India Position a ‘Once-in-a-Career Opportunity’

30 March 2017

Tom Goldstein brings a wealth of knowledge to the Jindal School of Journalism & Communication. 

Tom Goldstein has pretty much done it all and seen it all. But the glory of today’s media business is that even for someone like him, there can be a surprising coda. 

Goldstein, formerly dean of both the Columbia and Berkeley journalism schools, as well as a member of the Pulitzer board, has been named the founding dean of the Jindal School of Journalism and Communication (JSJC) at O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in Haryana, India. From today’s announcement: 

“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,” said Professor C. Raj Kumar. “His vast experience of being a journalist, academic, author, administrator and institution builder makes him eminently suitable to assume the role of the founding dean of the JSJC. He will be leading an outstanding group of faculty members who will be joining the JSJC very shortly.” 

Goldstein has also served as press secretary to Mayor Ed Koch and held a variety of professional journalism positions with The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AP and Newsday. He is also working on a new book about the symbiotic history of advertising and news.