Media critic Margaret Sullivan is retiring her acclaimed column and leaving The Washington Post this month.
“Working at the legendary Washington Post has been one of the greatest privileges of my life,” Sullivan stated in a memo despatched to her colleagues at The Post. “I’m so grateful to my editors and my colleagues, not just in Style but throughout the newsroom. They have inspired me every day.”
Sullivan, who has labored in journalism for 4 a long time, will sign up for Duke University phase time because the 2023 Pamela and Jack Egan Visiting Professor. Her closing day at The Post can be August 24.
In the memo to team of workers, managing editor Krissah Thompson, kinds editor Amy Argetsinger, deputy options editor Mitch Rubin, and deputy options editor David Malitz introduced effusive reward for Sullivan.
“For six and a half years, Margaret’s media column has been a destination read for her tough-minded and engaging perspective at the intersection of journalism, free speech and national politics,” the editors stated of their memo.
“More than a star columnist,” the editors added about Sullivan, “she has been a mentor, sounding board and role model for our media team and the newsroom at large.”
Prior to becoming a member of the Washington Post, Sullivan labored as the general public editor at The New York Times and because the leader editor of her homeland newspaper, the Buffalo News.
In addition to instructing at Duke University, Sullivan additionally plans to paintings on ebook initiatives transferring ahead. Sullivan’s subsequent ebook “Newsroom Confidential: Lessons (and Worries) From an Ink-Stained Life” is scheduled to be launched in October.
And the memo despatched to Post staffers stated that Sullivan would additionally love to “write a fictional series about a laid-off local newspaper reporter who turns her investigative skills to solving crimes.”