Sarah Bartlett

Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY

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Sarah Bartlett is the Dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. She joined CUNY in 2002 as the Bloomberg Chair of Business Journalism at Baruch College. She moved to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2006, after serving on its founding curriculum committee. She created and oversaw both the Urban Reporting and the Business & Economics subject concentrations and helped found the school’s Center for Community and Ethnic Media.

For several years, she was also the host of U$A Inc., a half-hour, weekly show on CUNY-TV.

Dean Bartlett’s journalism career began in 1979, when she joined a documentary film company in London as a research assistant. In 1981, she returned to the United States and began covering business as a researcher/reporter at Fortune Magazine. She then moved to BusinessWeek, where she served as a staff reporter and an associate editor from 1983 to 1988, and an assistant managing editor from 1992 to 1998. For several years, she was also the host of U$A Inc., a half-hour, weekly show on CUNY-TV.

She was also a reporter at The New York Times from 1988 to 1992, covering urban affairs, business and financial issues, a contributing editor at Inc. Magazine, and the editor-in-chief of Oxygen Media.

Along with hundreds of articles, she has written two books, Schools of Ground Zero: Early Lessons Learned in Children’s Environmental Health” (2002), co-authored with John Petrarca, and The Money Machine: How KKR Manufactured Power and Profits” (1991).

Dean Bartlett is also a board member of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Foundation, Inc.

She received her B.A. in Political Science and a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies from the University of Sussex in England.