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Sarah Jones

Journalist, Sarah Jones Reports LLC

Biography

Sarah Jones is an Istanbul based journalist with a passion for attracting young audiences to hard news. She was selected as one of the top one thousand most influential Twitter profiles by The Drum, IBM's Watson and Twitter. She was invited to speak at the 2016 International Women and Justice Summit opened by President Erdogan. In the Fall, CENTCOM invited Sarah to speak about social media's impact war to an audience of 120 mid to senior level military planners mainly from US CENTCOM; its subordinate commands, and participants representing Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. More than 67,000 people follow her under reported news tweets on Twitter. In 2015 Sarah received an honorable mention from the Moscow International Foto Awards for photos she took while reporting in Manila on health and sanitation as an International Reporting Project (IRP) Fellow. In 2014 she was named Best Journalist in Social Media by a panel of news industry leaders at the Shorty Awards that same year she was one of ten international journalists selected as IRP New Media Fellows. For three consecutive years, Sarah has been a Skoll World Forum delegate and judge for the Online Media Awards. She is also behind the annual international moment of silence and online event to help remember fallen journalists on May 3rd with the support of Plus Social Good, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Frontline Club and others. Sarah is a member of Chatham House, Frontline Freelance Register, the National Press Club, the Chartered Institute for Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has worked with Reuters Trust; VICE; Al Jazeera America; CNN; ITN's Channel 4 News; Gulf News; BBC World Service; Brook Lapping Productions on the documentary "9/11: The Day That Changed the World"; and ABC 7 News in her hometown of Chicago. Sarah Jones is a graduate of City University London's International Broadcast Journalism master's program, which she received with merit.