Tara Graham is the Director of Digital Media Projects at the Blum Center for Developing Economies and the Publications Director at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies on the UC Berkeley campus, where she also teaches online research and web production classes to undergraduate students in the International and Area Studies Academic Program. She was formerly a Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow and Annenberg Graduate Fellow at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Graham 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 Inc., a popular culture blog network. Her freelance work has been featured in NBC, CBS and ABC news broadcasts and in online publications, including The Huffington Post. Graham is also an experienced editor who has worked for various authors with recognized commercial and university presses, and she serves on the Board of Advisors for Equalize Youth, an online support network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their families.
You can find Graham tap dancing in the dark corners of her imagination to a sold-out audience of — none. Like most everything else, it’s all for fun.
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 is a 2012-2013 UC Berkeley Lecturer Teaching Fellow.