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Sara Olstad

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Sara Olstad supports the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellowships as a program officer. 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

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

ICFJ Knight roundup: Watch Panama Papers webinar on cross-border data journalism investigations

Free Panama Papers webinar on journalistic collaboration, a workshop on covering the U.S.-Mexico border, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | May 20, 2016

How one team became the rallying point for innovators in a legacy newsroom

The Hindustan Times, one of India’s most venerated print media outlets, has transformed itself into a model for innovative digital storytelling.  

Sara Olstad | May 12, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: ANCIR investigations win two international awards

Probes by African network win major awards, new tool helps investigative reporters and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | May 06, 2016

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