Susan Goldberg

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Susan Goldberg
Born
ResidenceWashington, D. C., US
Alma materMichigan State University
OccupationJournalist
Home townAnn Arbor, Michigan, US
TitleEditor in chief, National Geographic Magazine
Board member ofThe Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
National Museum for Women in the Arts
Spouse(s)Geoffrey Etnire

Susan Goldberg is an American journalist and editor in chief of National Geographic Magazine.[1] She is the first woman to edit the magazine since it was first published in 1888.[2][3] Before joining National Geographic, Goldberg worked at Bloomberg and USA Today.[4] She is an advocate for cross-platform story telling.[5]

Education[edit]

Goldberg grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and fell in love with journalism when in the eighth grade she wrote a paper entitled "Opportunities in Journalism."[6] Goldberg thinks her career success began as a 20-year-old at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, when she was hired from an 8-week internship into full-time job as a reporter.[7] To take the job at the paper Goldberg dropped out of college.[8] Goldberg eventually graduated from Michigan State University in 1987 with a BA in journalism.[9] She has since established the Susan Goldberg Scholarship.[10] She is a member of the Alumni Board of Directors in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.[9] In 2015 Goldberg returned to Michigan State to deliver the commencement speech.[11]

Career[edit]

Goldberg moved to Michigan's Detroit Free Press, where she became the first woman to be sent to Lansing, the state capital, where she covered the governor and legislature.[6] She simultaneously finished her degree at Michigan State University.[12][7] She then moved to California's San Jose Mercury News, as a reporter, where she played a key role in the paper's coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake, which went on to win a Pulitzer Prize.[13][14] In 1989 she joined USA Today and, over ten years, worked across News, Life and Enterprise.[15] Goldberg moved up the ranks at USA Today and eventually became deputy managing editor.[16]

After 11 years of marriage, Goldberg's first husband died in 1999.[17] She returned to the San Jose Mercury News to become managing editor.[6][17] In 2007 she resigned to join Cleveland's The Plain Dealer.[13][18] When Goldberg left The Plain Dealer, she was upset: "in a short time, I have become deeply attached to Cleveland".[19]

In 2010 she was approached by Bloomberg, and what began as a West Coast job resulted in becoming executive editor of Bloomberg's Washington Bureau.[6][20] Of her editorial leadership, Frank Bass said that in her leadership, "Goldberg proved that patience and enthusiasm aren't mutually exclusive traits."[21] During 2012 and 2013 Goldberg was president of the American Society of News Editors, with a focus on developing young leaders in journalism.[1] Goldberg was voted one of Washington’s 11 most influential women in the media by Washingtonian magazine in 2013.[22][23]

National Geographic[edit]

National Geographic magazine was first published in October 1888. In 2014 Goldberg became the 10th editor of the magazine and the first ever woman.[24][25][1][26][8][2] She is also the first Jewish editor in chief of the magazine.[27] With Goldberg in charge, it won a National Magazine Award for best website and the George Polk Award for reporting.[1] Goldberg received the 2015 Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award.[28]

In January 2017 the National Geographic published an issue that explored gender issues, "Gender Revolution."[29] The edition was shortlisted for a Pulitzer prize, for "a deep and sensitive exploration of gender worldwide, using remarkable photography, moving video and clear writing to illuminate a subject that is at once familiar and misunderstood."[30] It received considerable media attention, prompting many comments from readers, which Goldberg responded to.[31][32] In 2018 "Gender Revolution" won the Best News and Politics and Best Cover Readers' Choice awards in the ASME Cover Contest.[33]

In 2017 the Washingtonian Magazine selected Goldberg as one of Washington's most powerful women.[34] She is a board member of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.[16] She is also on the board of the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington.[35]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Goldberg, Susan (August 2017). "Talking toilets with Matt Damon". From the Editor. Sanitation. National Geographic. 232 (2): 6–7.

Personal life[edit]

Goldberg is married to Geoffrey Etnire, a real estate lawyer, and they live in Washington DC. [36]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "A conversation with National Geographic Editor Susan Goldberg". www.jpmorganchase.com. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  3. ^ "Craftivism; Tuam baby home scandal; The Budget; Susan Goldberg, editor-in-chief of National Geographic, Woman's Hour – BBC Radio 4". BBC. Archived from the original on 2017-03-11. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  4. ^ "Bloomberg's Susan Goldberg Heads to National Geographic". Archived from the original on 2018-01-24. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  5. ^ "Nat Geo's Susan Goldberg talks about the power of storytelling to change the world at the first Global Positive Forum in Paris | 21CF BLOG". blog.21cf.com. Archived from the original on 2018-01-24. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  6. ^ a b c d tech4pub.com (2014-05-22). "Women in Media: A Candid Conversation With National Geographic EIC Susan Goldberg". Technology for Publishing LLC. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  7. ^ a b "Bloomberg's Women Behind the News: Susan Goldberg | International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)". www.iwmf.org. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  8. ^ a b "Alumna First Female to Serve as Editor in Chief of National Geographic | Michigan State University". comartsci.msu.edu. Archived from the original on 2018-01-18. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  9. ^ a b "Alumni Board | MSU Communication Arts and Sciences". comartsci.msu.edu. Archived from the original on 2018-01-18. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  10. ^ "School of Journalism Scholarships | Michigan State". comartsci.msu.edu. Archived from the original on 2018-01-18. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  11. ^ University, Michigan State. "National Geographic editor to speak at MSU commencement". MSUToday. Archived from the original on 2017-02-03. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  12. ^ "National Geographic editor among MSU commencement speakers". Lansing State Journal. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  13. ^ a b "Hutton replaces Goldberg as Mercury News executive editor". The Mercury News. 2007-05-14. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  14. ^ "Loma Prieta earthquake: The Mercury News' first-day coverage, morning paper". The Mercury News. 2014-10-10. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  15. ^ "Scholar Talk: Susan Goldberg, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Magazine". Rhodes Scholar Network. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  16. ^ a b "Susan Goldberg | Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press". www.rcfp.org. 2013-05-30. Archived from the original on 2017-08-05. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  17. ^ a b Trickey, Erick (2008-02-25). "Front Page News". Cleveland Magazine. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  18. ^ "The Plain Dealer names new editor". cleveland.com. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  19. ^ "Debra Adams Simmons named editor; Susan Goldberg leaving Plain Dealer". cleveland.com. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  20. ^ "Bloomberg taps editor Winnie O'Kelley to bolster Washington coverage". POLITICO. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  21. ^ Bass, Frank (2013). Guide to the census. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 1118416600. OCLC 815836057.
  22. ^ "Susan Goldberg – Digital Media Strategies USA". www.digital-media-strategies-usa.com. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  23. ^ "Most Powerful Women | Washingtonian". Washingtonian. 2013-11-30. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  24. ^ Farhi, Paul (2014-04-30). "Susan Goldberg becomes first woman to be top editor at National Geographic". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  25. ^ "Susan Goldberg becomes first woman to be top editor at National Geographic". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 22 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  26. ^ Room, National Geographic Press (2014-01-02). "National Geographic Magazine Hires Bloomberg News Editor Susan Goldberg to Head Magazine's Text Team". National Geographic Partners Press Room. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  27. ^ Wamsley, Laurel (2018-03-12). "'National Geographic' Reckons With Its Past: 'For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist'". NPR. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  28. ^ "2015 EWIP Award Honoree is Susan Goldberg | EWIP". www.ewip.org. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  29. ^ "Exploring a gender revolution: Susan Goldberg". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2017-09-14. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  30. ^ "National Geographic named 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Exploratory Reporting for its historic January 2017 'Gender' issue". 21st Century Fox Social Impact. 2017-04-12. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  31. ^ "Why We Put a Transgender Girl on the Cover of National Geographic". 2016-12-16. Archived from the original on 2017-10-16. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  32. ^ "National Geographic's Upcoming "Gender Revolution" Issue Breaks Boundaries". The FADER. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  33. ^ "ASME COVER CONTEST 2018 WINNERS ANNOUNCED". www.magazine.org. Archived from the original on 2018-02-07. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  34. ^ "The Most Powerful Women in Washington". Washingtonian. 2017-10-02. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  35. ^ Associates, Richard Attias &. "Global Positive Forum". www.globalpositiveforum.org. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  36. ^ "Susan Goldberg". National Geographic. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2018.