Margaret Sullivan, who left her job last month as public editor of The New York Times to write a weekly media column for The Washington Post, kicked off her new assignment with an optimistic assessment of the journalism profession.
The column quoted CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Dean Sarah Bartlett in support of the idea that there are still plenty of journalism jobs out there for those with the right skills.
Bartlett noted that four of five of her school’s graduates are finding work in their field within six months of graduation.
“If they’re talented, they are able to get hired,” she told Sullivan. “And because they have the new skills, they are the new leaders in a lot of newsrooms.”
Sullivan taught Opinion Writing at the CUNY J-School last year.