Served as editor for Texas State of Change, a data-driven digital reporting project funded by the prestigious Knight News Challenge grant, with the goal of creating a resource that examines the Hispanic serving institution status at Texas State. This project has been presented at both Hacks/Hackers Austin in 2012 and at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2012 conference. txstateofchange.com
- Texas State of Change was presented at the May 2012 Austin Hacks/Hackers meeting, featuring data-driven journalism initiatives. As editor of Texas State of Change, Sara spoke extensively about the process of developing stories, motivating reporters, and procuring data sources. Read the presentation recap here: Student Innovations in Data Journalism.
Sara was a contributing reporter for SXTXstate.com, a digital reporting project covering SXSW Interactive, Interactive Media Association Conference, and SXSWedu. Covered the nonprofit and social innovation beat, as well as exclusive features on Accelerator participants and tech startups. SXTxstate.com.
- Fast Company: Sara’s excellence in reporting at SXSWi 2012 was recognized by business and technology magazine Fast Company as “the best social summaries we found of the festival’s most talked-about and tweeted-about events.” Read the article here.
- Storify: Sara’s excellence in journalism at SXSWi 2012 was recognized by start-up journalism platform Storify in their round-up of the best student journalism in 2011-2012 academic year. Read the article here.
Sara was selected to be the SXSW Interactive intern for social media curation tool Storify. Curated and created content for “Storify Daily,” marketing material distributed during the 2012 SXSWi technology conference. 2012 SXSWi Storify Daily. Sara on Storify.