Journalist
Sarah Jones Reports LLC

"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. 

Judging panel

Alice Audley

Founder and Editor
Blogosphere

Yasir Khan

Digital Editor
Independent

Anne-Marie Tomchak

UK Editor
Mashable

Ben De pear

Editor
Channel 4 News

Bill Hagerty

Co-Chairman
British Journalism Review

Cameron Clarke

Deputy Editor
The Drum

Doug Wills

Managing Editor
London Evening Standard, Independent

Esra Do?ramac?

Senior Editor, Digital
Deutsche Welle

Ian Burrell

Media journalist and consultant.
 

Jacqui Kavanagh

VP of Partnerships
Refinery29

Jo Morrell

Managing Editor
The Telegraph

Jon Laurence

Deputy Editor
NowThis

Kenya Hunt

Deputy Editor and Fashion Features Director
ELLE

Matthew Kaminski

Executive Editor
Politico

Nick Creed

Co-Founder & Digital Director
The Drum

Orit Kopel

Co-Founder
WikiTribune

Peter Clifton

Editor-in-Chief
Press Association

Phil Lynch

CEO of Media
Manchester United Football Club

Phin Wong

Supervising Editor, Digital News / Lifestyle
‎Mediacorp

Pippa Scaife

Commercial Director
CNN

Polly Curtis

Editor-In-Chief
HuffPost UK

Sarah Jones

Journalist
Sarah Jones Reports LLC

Sarah Marshall

Head of audience growth
Condé Nast International

Simon Davies

Managing Director, EMEA
Quartz

siobhan kenny

Chief Executive
Radiocentre

Steve Ackerman

Managing Director
Somethin' Else

steven wilson-beales

Head of Editorial
Global