Margaret Sullivan — Newsroom Confidential: Lessons (and Worries) from an Ink-Stained Life - with Elahe Izadi — at Conn Ave

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In Newsroom Confidential, Margaret Sullivan chronicles her years in the trenches battling sexism and throwing elbows in a highly competitive newsroom. With her celebrated mixture of charm, sharp-eyed observation, and nuanced criticism, Sullivan takes us behind the scenes of the nation's most influential news outlets to explore how Americans lost trust in the news and what it will take to regain it.

Margaret Sullivan is currently the media columnist for The Washington Post and has been a journalist for over four decades. She has served on four Pulitzer Prize juries, including as a chairwoman for the Commentary jury, and was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board from 2011 to 2012. A faculty member of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, she has also taught journalism in the graduate schools at Columbia University and City University of New York. She was the first woman editor of her hometown paper, The Buffalo News, and she was also the first woman public editor of The New York Times. She won the 2021 Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism for her Washington Post columns, with the judges saying her work “sets the standard” for American media criticism. She is the author of Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy. She lives in New York City.

Sullivan will be in conversation with Elahe Izadi, a staff writer covering the media industry for The Washington Post. She also regularly guest hosts Post Reports, the daily news podcast from The Washington Post. She got her start in community journalism in Maryland, and since then has covered policing, Congress, race and culture. She has appeared on NPR, MSNBC and HBO, and is also a stand-up comedian who has performed at the DC Improv, Sixth & I and Warner Theatre.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Newsroom Confidential: Lessons (and Worries) from an Ink-Stained Life By Margaret Sullivan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250281906
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 18th, 2022