Tara Graham teaches online research and web production classes to undergraduate students in the International and Area Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Global Poverty and Practice disciplines. She is also the Director of Media for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Director of The #GlobalPOV Project at the Blum Center for Developing Economies.
Graham was formerly a Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow and Annenberg Graduate Fellow at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She has worked as a web reporter and photographer for KCET’s SoCal Connected, as an online editor for the London-based New Statesman magazine, as the co-editor-in-chief of USC Annenberg's award-winning digital news website, and as an associate editor at POPSUGAR, a popular culture blog hub. Graham's freelance work has been featured in NBC, CBS and ABC news broadcasts and in online publications, including The Huffington Post. She recently embarked on a reporting trip to Israel-Palestine and co-produced Checkpoint, an interactive web presentation.
Graham is the recipient of USC Annenberg's 2010 Penny Lernoux Award for International Reporting and the 2011 First Place "Best of the Web" Individual Journalism Award by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She was a 2012-2013 UC Berkeley Lecturer Teaching Fellow.
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