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Sarah Cohen

Research Fellow (Spring 2016)

Sarah Cohen is the editor of the computer-assisted reporting team at The New York Times, which focuses on data and documents reporting for investigative and enterprise stories. She previously worked as the Knight Chair in computational journalism at Duke University, and as database editor for The Washington Post. She has shared in most major investigative journalism awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Goldsmith Prize, the IRE Medal and the Selden Ring Award. She serves as president of the board of directors for Investigative Reporters and Editors, and as an advisor to the Fund for Investigative Journalism. Her Tow project will be a guide to statistical learning techniques in investigative journalism, including machine learning and natural language processing.