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Sarah Bartlett, Dean, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Sarah Bartlett became Dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York on Jan. 1, 2014. She joined CUNY in 2002 as the Bloomberg Chair of Business Journalism at Baruch College.
She moved to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2006, after serving on its founding curriculum committee. She created and oversaw both the Urban Reporting and the Business & Economics subject concentrations and helped found the school’s Center for Community and Ethnic Media.
For several years, she was also the host of U$A Inc., a half-hour, weekly show on CUNY-TV. She remains a board member of CUNY TV’s foundation.
Dean 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.
Kerry Lauerman, Executive News Director, Mic
Kerry Lauerman is Executive News Director at Mic, where he leads the newsroom and is responsible for editorial standards across all platforms. Prior to joining Mic he was with the Washington Post, where he most recently served as National Projects Editor. A seasoned journalist with deep experience in powerful digital storytelling, he was editor-in-chief of Salon, which he helped lead to multiple Online News Association awards and a National Magazine Award nomination. He also co-founded The Dodo. And before that, he had stints as an editor at The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones and the late Forbes ASAP.
Roberto Ferdman, Correspondent, VICE News
Roberto Ferdman is a correspondent for VICE News Tonight on HBO, covering economics and the impact of local and national policies. Prior to joining VICE, Roberto wrote for The Washington Post, where he focused on food, economics and culture. Roberto graduated from Brown University in 2010, and grew up in Puerto Rico.
Moderator: Kyle Pope, Editor in Chief and Publisher, Columbia Journalism Review
Kyle Pope is Editor in Chief and Publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review. Kyle has worked as a foreign correspondent and an editor at The Wall Street Journal, as a magazine editor at Conde Nast, and as the former Editor in Chief of The New York Observer. Prior to joining CJR, he ran a chain of hyperlocal weeklies in Manhattan.