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Sara Olstad

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Sara Olstad supports the ICFJ Knight Fellowships as a program manager. She has a background in journalism, technology and development.
 
Olstad most recently worked as an editor at Trove, a news aggregator startup in Washington, D.C., where she focused on project management, social media and analytics. She also has experience writing for local media and working for development NGOs in Peru.
 
She is originally from Minnesota and graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish. She also studied Latin American culture and history at La Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Olstad speaks English and Spanish.

 

Latest Stories

Six tips for working with African newsrooms on cross-border journalism projects

Cross-border journalism in Africa still poses a unique set of challenges for journalists. Here are six tips for reporters looking to partner with newsrooms on reporting projects.

Sara Olstad | August 10, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Low-cost news apps give smaller organizations a "push"

Easy-to-use, customizable news app, security training for U.S.-Mexico border journalists and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Sara Olstad | August 05, 2016

First-ever drone journalism bootcamp trains South African reporters

ICFJ Knight Fellow Chris Roper discusses the drone journalism camp he recently organized for journalists and civil rights groups in Cape Town — the first of its kind in South Africa.

Sara Olstad | August 01, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: South African drone camp takes journalism to new heights

Drone journalism bootcamp in South Africa, global news network launches in India and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | July 18, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Investigative journalism tools “stolen” at conference

Knight Fellows speak at IRE, Pakistani news station adopts Facebook Live and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Sara Olstad | July 01, 2016

ICFJ Knight Fellows share 10 free tools for investigative journalists

Steal our tools! Ahead of the 2016 Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference, here are 10 investigative tools, created by the ICFJ Knight Fellows, that any newsroom can use.

Sara Olstad | June 13, 2016

Code for South Africa's Data-Driven Journalism Academy opens new horizons in reporting

Former ICFJ Knight Fellow Raymond Joseph talks with IJNet about how Code for South Africa's Data-Driven Journalism Academy helped its first group of journalists to improve their skills.

Sara Olstad | June 08, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference to feature cross-border projects

Investigative reporters meet in New Orleans this month, the next Media Party planned for Buenos Aires and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | June 03, 2016

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