Margaret Sullivan joining Columbia Journalism School as executive director of the Newmark Center


Margaret Sullivan, weekly columnist for the Guardian US, will become the executive director for the Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security on Jan. 1, 2024. She is returning to Columbia Journalism School, where she previously taught Audience and Engagement courses.

In her role at the Guardian, Sullivan writes on media, politics and culture; she also served as the 2023 Jack and Pamela Egan Visiting Professor at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Dewitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.

“We’re tremendously excited to welcome Margaret Sullivan back to Columbia in this new capacity as executive director of the Newmark Center,” said Jelani Cobb, dean and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism. “There’s no one better equipped to lead a center concerned with the thorny questions of ethics, security, journalism and democracy. We’re eager to start working with her.”

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