Sarah Cohen

Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy, Duke University

Sarah Cohen is Knight professor of the practice of journalism and public policy at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. She joined the school in 2009 after working for 15 years as a reporter and editor, most recently for The Washington Post. Cohen shared the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2002 for The Post series, "The District's Lost Children," which uncovered failures by child welfare agencies that contributed to dozens of children's deaths. In 2007, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for her role in "Harvesting Cash," a series of more than 20 articles that spotlighted abuses of the U.S. farm subsidy system. She also shared the 2009 Goldsmith Award for Investigative Reporting for a series about landlords driving tenants out of rent-controlled housing and then redeveloping the properties. She has taught journalism courses at the University of Maryland and is the author of "Numbers in the Newsroom: Using Math and Statistics in News."

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