How Americans Lost (and Can Regain) Trust in the Press



Graham Hall (Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, Northampton MA)

This talk will be open to the public and include a signing of Sullivan’s new book, slated to publish in October.

Margaret Sullivan is the author of  “Newsroom Confidential: Lessons (and Worries) from an Ink-Stained Life.” A journalist since high school, Sullivan rose from summer intern to chief editor of her hometown daily, The Buffalo News, the first woman in that role. Later, she was New York Times public editor, Washington Post media columnist, and a member of the Pulitzer Prize board. Her first book, “Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy” was an NPR Best Book of 2020. A graduate of Georgetown University and Northwestern University, Sullivan has taught in the graduate schools of City University of New York and Columbia University, and is on the faculty of Duke University’s public policy school. She lives in Manhattan.