Sarah Bauer is the executive director of the Minnesota News Council - a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that promotes fair and trusted journalism in Minnesota. She joined the News Council in 2005, and was appointed executive director in 2007. Bauer is a self-described "news junkie" and writes regularly about media ethics issues. Bauer currently serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Twin Cities Media Alliance, and the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication Alumni Society. Bauer graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in journalism and philosophy.