Adam Goodman Named Edward R. Murrow Senior Fellow-December 28, 2016

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(DECEMBER 28, 2016-TAMPA, FL) —The Fletcher School at Tufts University today announced that national media consultant and television commentator Adam Goodman has been appointed as the first Senior Strategic Fellow at the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World.

In this role, Goodman will contribute to the many activities of the Center, as well as be available to students for guidance on research and career options. He is the first in a small group of other senior fellows to be appointed by the Center.

“We are thrilled to add Adam Goodman to the Fletcher family as part of The Murrow Center,” said Edward Schumacher-Matos, Director of the Center. “He brings a lifetime of experience in media, strategic communications and politics — all of which will enrich our students and the vital research of the Center.”

“Adam brings a unique perspective and accomplishment in political and corporate communication,” said Admiral James Stavridis, Dean of The Fletcher School. “Students today are hungry to learn how to communicate to have impact. Having access to Adam will be a wonderful resource for them, and for the Center itself.”

“It’s an amazing honor to be associated with the talents and traditions of one of America’s finest graduate schools devoted to leadership and humanity,” said Goodman, who will actively join the university beginning in January. “I’m particularly thrilled to be a part of a team lead by Dean (and former Navy Admiral) James Stavridis, whose career defines excellence and commitment in public service.”

The Murrow Center explores the intersection of media, cyberspace and the state. Through a combination of original research, cutting-edge communications platforms and provocative event series, the Center is driving the conversation on the digital revolution’s impact in the international system.

Adam Goodman, The Victory Group’s principal creative, media and communications strategist, has been producing nationally-recognized, award winning work for issue, candidate and corporate campaigns across America for 38 years. Credited by Fox News with sculpting “a GOP road map to success” in 2014, Adam Goodman’s film and television work has been honored throughout the industry with Addys, Tellys, Hermes and Pollies. In 2016 he received praise for his detailed predictions on how Donald Trump would win the White House.

Goodman, a frequent commentator and analyst on national cable and broadcast news (Fox, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, BBC and others), and often cited by national publications from The Wall Street Journal and New York Times to National Journal, Politico, and GQ, is currently a regular columnist Florida’s leading newspaper (The Tampa Bay Times) and occasionally writes for Newsweek’s The Daily Beast, The Washington Times and others.

A graduate of Haverford College (B.A. — History), Goodman has lectured frequently on college campuses across the country from Williams College and George Washington University, to the University of Florida.

In 2013, Goodman was officially appointed to the Florida Film Commission by Florida Speaker Will Weatherford in recognition of his “experience and expertise” in the film and television production industries.  Last year, he was appointed to serve on the Board of the Florida Domestic Violence Coalition.

About The Murrow Center
Inaugurated by Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, The Murrow Center was established in 1965 in honor of Edward R. Murrow’s distinguished reporting, incisive analysis of world news, and innovative leadership of the United States Information Agency.

For five decades, The Murrow Center has built upon the idea of public diplomacy, examining the dimensions of international relations beyond traditional methods. These include the roles of major players such as the news and entertainment media, multinational corporations, and nongovernmental organizations.

The Center today is a leader in digital studies. The focus is on analyzing the changing flows of digital information across borders, as well as the impact of those rapidly shifting changes on diplomacy, the news media and global order. In addition to its intellectual mission, the Murrow Center teaches popular, practical communications skills to students. Faculty and visitors offer classes, workshops and mentoring in multimedia skills such as opinion writing, video, podcasts and user-friendly web design.

About The Fletcher School
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University—the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States—has prepared the world’s leaders to tackle complex global challenges since 1933. The School’s alumni represent the highest levels of leadership in the world, including hundreds of sitting ambassadors, respected voices from distinguished media outlets and institutions, heads of global non-profit organizations, and executive leadership of some of the world’s largest for-profit companies. The Fletcher School offers a collaborative, flexible and interdisciplinary approach to the study of international affairs, featuring a distinguished faculty and diverse student body representing more than half the world’s countries.

The Fletcher School awards professional degrees, including a two-year Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD); a one-year Master of Arts for mid-career professionals; a one-year, mid-career combined Internet-mediated/residential Global Master of Arts (GMAP); a Ph.D. program; a Master of Arts in International Business (MIB); and a Master of Laws in International Law (LL.M.)—as well as joint degrees, summer school and certificate programs.


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