Sarah Bartlett

  1. Dean Emerita

Sarah Bartlett was dean of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York from January 2014 through June 2022.

During her tenure as dean, she oversaw the launch of the nation’s first M.A. in Engagement Journalism, a bilingual journalism program in English and Spanish, and an executive program in news innovation and leadership. She also secured a $20 million gift from Craig Newmark to endow the school.

She is vice chairman of the board of The City, New York’s new nonprofit news outlet, and a member of the advisory board of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting.

Bartlett joined CUNY in 2002 as the Bloomberg Chair of Business Journalism at Baruch College. While at Baruch, she was the host of “U$A Inc.,” a half-hour, weekly show on CUNY-TV.

She moved to the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in 2006 after serving on its founding curriculum committee. As a faculty member, she created and oversaw both the Urban Reporting and the Business and Economics subject concentrations and helped found the school’s Center for Community Media.

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.

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).

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

Sarah Bartlett’s pronouns are she, her, hers.

(Photo: Bob Sacha)