Adjunct Instructor of Journalism & Public Policy

Media Columnist, The Washington Post



135 Sanford Building


Margaret Sullivan is the Washington Post’s media columnist and the former public editor of the New York Times. A native of Buffalo, New York, she began her career as a summer intern at the Buffalo News and rose to be the first woman to serve as the paper’s top editor. Her first book, “Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy” was published in July, 2020. She is a former member of the Pulitzer Prize board, the mother of a son and a daughter, and an avid tennis player. She lives in New York City.

  • PJMS 371, PUBPOL 371, ETHICS 259, DOCST 371, RIGHTS 371, POLSCI 375 News as a Moral Battleground (Spring 2023)