Margaret Sullivan is a groundbreaking journalist and award-winning media critic. After starting her career as a summer intern at her hometown daily, The Buffalo News, she rose through the ranks to become its first woman editor. She led that 200-member newsroom for 13 years before being named the first woman public editor of The New York Times. She has been a columnist for the Washington Post and now, for the Guardian US. She is the author of GHOSTING THE NEWS: LOCAL JOURNALISM AND THE CRISIS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, published in 2020 by Columbia Global Reports, and NEWSROOM CONFIDENTIAL published in 2022 by St. Martin’s Press. The mother of a grown son and daughter, Sullivan has served on the Pulitzer Prize board, taught journalism at Columbia University and CUNY, and is a visiting professor at Duke University. She lives in New York City.