OLD Media Moves

Crain's New York ed director leaving to run CUNY biz journalism program

December 1, 2009


Greg David, the editorial director at Crain’s New York and the weekly paper’s former editor, is leaving the paper to oversee the business journalism program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Sarah Bartlett, a former BusinessWeek editor and New York Times business reporter who had run the business journalism program, will remain at CUNY and run the urban journalism program. Bartlett had been operating both programs, while David had been an adjunct at the school.

I’m convinced that our business program will be greatly strengthened by Greg’s involvement,” said Bartlett in an e-mail. “He will be at the school every day, focusing on building up the program’s prominence.”

David had been editor of Crain’s New York for much of the paper’s 24-year existence before stepping down in September 2008.

“I love teaching and I have found it almost exactly like being editor, which I always defined as making reporters better,” said David by e-mail. “I love the J-School. Just like Crain’s in the ’90s, it’s an upstart making a name for itself. Sarah has built a great foundation, and I am very lucky to get the chance to build the program.”

In his current position, David writes the paper’s editorial page and a twice-a-month column covering the economy, New York politics and journalism. He also moderates the Crain’s breakfast forums on public policy issues as well as its economic and new media breakfasts.

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