Margaret Sullivan Wiki
Margaret Sullivan is an American journalist. She is the media columnist for The Washington Post. Margaret was lauded as being the fifth public editor of The New York Times. She was also the first woman to hold the position. Margaret reported directly to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. as the “readers’ representative”. On the 1st of September in 2012, she began her tenure at The New York Times. She was at The Buffalo News. This where she had been editor and vice-president. On the 22nd of May in 2016, her debut column in The Washington Post ran.
Margaret Sullivan Biography
She graduated from Georgetown University. She also holds an M.S.J. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Sullivan has also been appointed to the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2011. She has been a juror several times. Sullivan has also served as the chairwoman of the commentary jury in 2006. She has been elected a director of the American Society of News Editors. She led its First Amendment committee.
Margaret Sullivan Age
Margaret Sullivan was as born Margaret M. Sullivan in Lancaster. She was born in New York, United States. The exact dates of her birth are not given.
Margaret Sullivan The Buffalo News
Sullivan was the first woman to serve as the editor and as the managing editor of The Buffalo News. The Buffalo News was the largest newspaper in Western New York. She served after previously working as a reporter and columnist. Sullivan focused The Buffalo News’s reporting on poverty, economic development and inequities. They reported in public education as well as establishing its first investigative team.
Margaret Sullivan The New York Times
On July 16, 2012, The New York Times had an announcement. The former executive editor Jill Abramson announced that Margaret had exactly the right experience to assume the critical role for them at that time. She has an impressive 32-year background in print journalism. She has also distinguished herself as a reporter, columnist, editor, and manager. And critically for us at this time, she has shown adeptness at embracing new platforms and engaging and interacting with readers in real time online, in print and in person.” Unlike previous public editors of The New York Times, Sullivan signed on for four years.
In December 2015, Sullivan announced that she was not renewing her contract with The Times. She stated that The role really required an outsider’s perspective. She thought all along that having a clear time limit serves The Times and its readers best.”
Both journalists and readers celebrated her tenure. “Her tenure accomplished many things, most importantly the potential of web-based media reporting and criticism to combat the media establishment’s groupthink,” Eric Alterman observed
Margaret Sullivan The Washington Post
It was announced in February 2016, that when Sullivan left The Times, she would be joining The Washington Post as its media columnist. Arthur Sulzberger Jr., The Times’s publisher praised Sullivan in a memo to staff stating that she had “ushered the position into a new age.” Her first column in The Washington Post ran on May 22, 2016.