Journalist
Sarah Jones Reports LLC

Sarah Jones is a US based award winning journalist with a large social media presence and over a decade of experience in mainstream TV news. 

She is one of the top twenty NorthAmerican Young Leaders chosen by Friends of Europe. Sarah received the Women Economic Forum's highest honor on International Women's Day 2018 in the Hague when she was named one of their "Women of the Decade" in News & Social Engagement. Sarah was selected as one of the top one thousand most influential Twitter profiles. On more than one occasion she has been invited to advise senior level military planners and government officials - in the US and allied countries - on social technologies. In 2014 she was voted Best Journalist in Social Media by a panel of industry leaders at the Sixth Annual Shorty Awards. Sarah is also an International Women's Media Foundation fellow and a two time International Reporting Project Fellow. While Sarah covers a range of world and US news stories - she is among the top forty female social media influencers for conversations surrounding artificial intelligence.  Sarah started her transition from newsgathering and producing to on-air reporting in 2016. She films, writes, edits, produces and reports her own material.

Sarah has been an Online Media Awards judge and Skoll World Forum delegate since 2015. 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 has worked with Reuters Trust; VICE; Al Jazeera America; TRT World, 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 on a biweekly feature called "Someone You Should Know." Sarah Jones is a graduate of City University London's International Broadcast Journalism Masters program with Merit.

Judging panel

David Tomchak

Digital Editor-in-Chief
Evening Standard

Sarah Jones

Journalist
Sarah Jones Reports LLC

Alison Gow

Digital Editor-in-Chief
Reach PLC

Jim Foster

Head of ePublishing
Bauer Media

Priya Matadeen

Managing Director
Dazed Media

Mark Cripps

Chief Marketing Officer
The Economist

Jonathan Hunt

Executive Vice President of Marketing and Audience Development
Complex Networks

Keith Poole

Digital Editor
The Sun