Tamar Wilner is an experienced reporter, writer and researcher covering the media and science communication. Her core interest lies in connecting the dots between psychology, communications and other disciplines to understand how misinformation spreads, and what news outlets can do differently to address the misinformation problem. Tamar is a regular contributor to the Columbia Journalism Review and has consulted regularly for the American Press Institute.
She also has extensive experience in writing about renewable energy, the environment, urban development and revitalization, public policy, economic development and business. Tamar has written hundreds of articles published in newspapers, trade magazines, general interest magazines, online and on interactive TV services.
Tamar wrote, researched and assembled a 50k word report on the US wind industry which provided more in-depth coverage than any other product in the market. The project was delivered on time and to the brief.” Philip Swinden, director of environmental publishing, Haymarket Media
A native of Washington, D.C., Tamar spent six years working in the U.K., and is equally at home writing in British and American English. She has written for media outlets including sustainable business websites Environmental Leader, Energy Manager Today and Environment Energy Pro, the political and social issues magazine New Internationalist, satirical magazine Private Eye, satellite television company UKTV, and trade magazines Architectural Record, Windpower Monthly, Windpower Offshore, Regeneration & Renewal, Real Business and Real Finance.
Tamar earned her B.A. in philosophy with honors from Wesleyan University and trained in magazine journalism at PMA Training, which is accredited by the U.K.’s Periodicals Training Council. Tamar volunteers as a tutor at Literacy Instruction for Texas, helping students prepare for the GED high school equivalency exam. She lives in Dallas with her husband Will Newton and their grouchy orange cat, Ranji.