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Sullivan joins The Guardian US as weekly columnist

January 26, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Margaret Sullivan

Margaret Sullivan, one of America’s leading journalists and media commentators, has joined The Guardian US as a weekly columnist to write on media, politics, culture, and moral/political debates of the moment.

An award-winning journalist, Sullivan’s recently a media columnist with The Washington Post, where she wrote about the news media, press rights and digital transformation of culture. She was with the Post from 2016 to 2022.

Sullivan served as a public editor at The New York Times and worked at The Buffalo News for 13 years, where she served as an editor and VP.

She also teaches in the public policy school at Duke University, where she is the Egan visiting professor for 2023, and author of the acclaimed book “Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy.” Sullivan’s recently-published memoir is “Newsroom Confidential: Lessons (and Worries) from an Ink-Stained Life.”

Regarding her appointment, Sullivan said:

“As a longtime admirer of the Guardian, I’m thrilled to begin this new partnership and to share my views on its vibrant opinion pages. I know I’ll be in great company there. The Guardian’s distinctive business model is part of the appeal because it encourages fearless, public-spirited journalism that’s available to all.”

Be sure to congratulate Sullivan on Twitter.


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