Former Businessweek Editor Sarah Bartlett is Appointed to the Bloomberg Chair at Baruch

Prominent Writer and Editor to Join a Growing Program in Business Journalism

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BARUCH COLLEGE, NEW YORK, NY - Sarah Bartlett, a distinguished writer and editor on business and economic issues for Business Week, Fortune, and The New York Times, will join Baruch College's Master's Program in Business Journalism (MABJ), it was announced today by David Dannenbring, the Baruch College Provost. The appointment takes effect on September 1, 2002 pending confirmation by the CUNY Board of Trustees.

A nationally acclaimed journalist, Sarah Bartlett has covered a wide range of business topics during a prolific 20-year career that also includes work in cable television and documentary films. At the Times, where she was a reporter from 1988 to1992, Bartlett initially covered banking, international finance and Wall Street, later going on to head the paper's coverage of the economy of metropolitan New York.

As assistant managing editor at BusinessWeek (1992-1998), Bartlett played a major role in shaping news coverage of corporate strategy, legal affairs, media business and small business. She was a participant in the magazine's cover story decisions, in general editorial policy-making and in strategic planning.

After leaving BusinessWeek, Bartlett joined Oxygen Media, a new company, as editor-in-chief, helping to create news coverage of women's issues for television and new media. She subsequently served as consultant to and later editorial director of Inside.com, a Web site devoted to coverage of the media business and media issues.
In addition to her other writing, Bartlett is the author of The Money Machine: How KKR Manufactured Power and Profits (1991), an account of the buyout firm Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts that helped reshape the American corporate landscape in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Commenting on the appointment, Joshua Mills, director of the MABJ, said, "Sarah Bartlett is a superb journalist whose expertise ranges from international economics and finance to the New York regional economy. Everywhere she has worked she's earned a reputation for nurturing young journalists. With her passion for journalism and teaching and her high visibility in the world of business journalism, she'll help us take our program to a higher level."

Now in its third year, the MABJ has emerged as a national and regional center for training business journalists. In addition to four full-time faculty members who are experienced business journalists--more than at any other university in the country--the program draws on a rich pool of working journalists in the New York City area. Guest speakers this year include reporters and editors from the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, The New York Times, CNN, ABC and CBS. This semester three Pulitzer Prize winners have participated in the program.

Crafted to meet the needs of both working journalists and recent college graduates, the MABJ currently has 31 students, about half attending full time. Three are currently employed by major news organizations while several others are journalists from abroad (including Uganda, Senegal, China and Montenegro).
Sarah Bartlett was recruited in a nationwide search that began last spring, shortly after Baruch College announced the gift of an endowed chair from Bloomberg L.P. Widely advertised and posted on many Web sites, the search ultimately yielded more than two dozen applicants.

In addition to her outstanding professional resume, Sarah Bartlett has a strong international background, ideally suited to the diverse student body of Baruch College. Raised in the Caribbean, she earned her BA in political science at Sussex University and an MPhil at the Institute for Development Studies, both in Britain.