Jane Sasseen is the founding executive director of the McGraw Center for Business Journalism, which was created in 2014 to support high-quality, in-depth business news coverage.
She oversees the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, which provides grants and editorial support to experienced journalists working on investigative and enterprise stories on critical issues related to the U.S. economy and business. She also dispenses scholarships and internship stipends to students concentrating on business journalism.
Sasseen spent 15 years at BusinessWeek, serving as Washington bureau chief, news editor, and national correspondent before being named editor-in-chief for politics and opinion at Yahoo! News. Earlier in her career, she worked for nine years in Europe, writing for Newsweek, the International Herald Tribune, and others before joining London-based International Management as Paris bureau chief.
More recently, she has written for The New York Times, the Economist Group, and McKinsey & Company, among others. She has also done extensive work on the impact of digital media on journalism for the Pew Research Center’s annual State of the News Media report, in addition to authoring “The Video Revolution” and “A Clash of Cultures: Hate Speech, Taboos, Blasphemy, and the Role of the News Media” for the Center for International Media Assistance.
She is a recipient of the Gerald Loeb award, the top prize for financial journalism in America, and has taught in the Global Business Journalism program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in economics.