Columbia University hired a former Washington Post columnist who embodies everything wrong with the media to serve as the school’s ethics chair.
On Jan. 1, Margaret Sullivan will start a new role as the Executive Director for the Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security at the Ivy League university.
“Margaret has spent her career protecting our country, shining light on our democracy and those who threaten it,” said Craig Newmark, a member of the Columbia Journalism Review Board of Overseers, in a university press release. “That patriotism and her lifelong commitment to trustworthy journalism make her the ideal person to lead the Center and its critical work.”
Sullivan’s prestigious role at the East Coast Ivy is the culmination of more than a decade