"This will be my fourth year judging the Online Media Awards, and what I always enjoy seeing compelling, editorially sound storytelling, especially as it continues to evolve with technological advancements. I want to see news organizations taking risks with format in an effort to reach larger audiences with the goal of helping to maintain an informed public."
Sarah Jones is an award winning journalist with a large social media presence and a decade of experience in mainstream TV news. She is one of the top twenty North American Young Leaders chosen by Friends of Europe. And was selected as one of the top one thousand most influential Twitter profiles. On more than one occasion Sarah has been invited to advise senior level military planners and government officials - in the US and allied countries - on social technologies. She is also one of the top fifty influencers when it comes to conversations surrounding artificial intelligence. More than 70,000 people follow her under reported news tweets on Twitter and in 2014 she was voted Best Journalist in Social Media by a panel of industry leaders. Sarah is a two time International Reporting Project Fellow and has also won awards for her still photography. For the last four years Sarah has been an Online Media Awards judge. She also founded the international moment of silence and online event to help remember fallen journalists with co-partners like the Committee to Protect Journalists and the UN Foundation's Plus Social Good. The event reached over 9 million people in it's first year and in person events were held around the world. She is a graduate of City University London's International Broadcast Journalism master's program, which she received with merit.