New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Tom Goldstein, a distinguished American journalism educator, administrator and author, was on Thursday appointed founding dean of the Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) at Sonepat in neighbouring Haryana.Also Read - Federal Judge Delays Vaccine Mandate For New York City School Teachers

Goldstein has previously served as dean of journalism schools at Columbia and Berkeley and was also a board member of the Pulitzer Prize. Also Read - Camila Cabello-Shawn Mendes Steal a Kiss As They Give Passionate Performance On Senorita at Global Citizen Live Concert

As a journalist, 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. Over the past 20 years he has also consulted with many non-profit and for-profit organisations on press practices, including the Ford Foundation, McKinsey, and most recently, Twitter. Also Read - Why PM Modi's Speech at UNGA is Most Awaited Among World Leaders

Speaking on the occasion, JGU founding vice chancellor C Raj Kumar, said: “Professor Goldstein brings to JGU an extraordinarily diversified set of experiences and perspectives.”

“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 inter-disciplinary school of journalism and communication in the country,” Raj Kumar said.

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.

Over the years, Goldstein has held 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).

Goldstein’s last book, ‘Journalism and Truth’, was published in 2007. He is now completing a book about the historical links between advertising and news.

JSJC is the sixth school of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), a non-profit global university established under the Haryana Private Universities Act, 2009.

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