Sarah Cohen (journalist)

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Sarah Cohen is an American journalist and professor. She holds the Knight Chair of Data Journalism in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.[1] Previously she was an assistant editor for computer-assisted reporting at The New York Times and adjunct faculty at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[2][3]

She received the 2009 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, and 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.


She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill then worked for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. She graduated from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism in 1992 with a master's degree in journalism.

She was training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She was database editor of the Washington Post.[4] She is on the advisory board of the Center for Investigative Reporting.[5]

She was Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy, at Duke University.[6]


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