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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

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

ICFJ Knight roundup: Upcoming webinar to help journalists report on water and sanitation issues

An upcoming webinar on water and sanitation reporting on April 28, the Panama Papers story triggers government probe and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | April 22, 2016

In leading Latin American news innovation projects, collaboration is key

ICFJ Knight Fellows share lessons learned from their experiences as media innovators in Latin America.

Sara Olstad | April 15, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: ANCIR focuses on Africans named in Panama Papers

Africans named in leaked documents probed by ANCIR, Kenyan initiative fact-checks financial news and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | April 08, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: New round of data journalism challenge highlights reporting on water, sanitation

impactAFRICA launches competition for water and sanitation reporting, projects developed by ICFJ Knight Fellows featured in innovation report and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | March 25, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Media Party returns to Miami this April

Media Party Miami to feature hands-on learning, GotToVote tool helps Kenyans register, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | March 11, 2016

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