Pulitzer Prize Winner

Sarah Cohen
Professor, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Sarah Cohen is the Knight Chair in Data Journalism. Cohen specializes in the use of public records and analysis of public record databases for investigative and long-term reporting projects. She joined ASU after a 25-year journalism career, most recently leading a data journalism team at The New York Times that specialized in original reporting. As a database editor for The Washington Post, she shared in the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for her work on a report that exposed the failures of the District of Columbia's child protective services to prevent deaths. She also was a Pulitzer finalist for Public Service in 2007 for a series that uncovered waste and duplication in federal farm subsidy programs. Other honors include the Goldsmith Prize in Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors medal, and the Selden Ring Award.