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Sarah Alvarez

Outlier Media
Sarah believes journalism should be designed as essential civic infrastructure and be responsive to the needs of all people. Before founding Outlier Media, she worked in civil rights law, social justice, and public radio. Her work has also been featured in The New York Times and ProPublica, NPR, and The Detroit Free Press.

She developed Outlier’s model after years of trying to figure out how journalists could do a better job filling information gaps and increasing accountability to low-income news consumers. She launched Outlier in 2016, during her year as John S. Knight (JSK) Fellow at Stanford University. In 2021-2022 she was a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network where she investigated the high price of electricity and electricity shut offs. She lives in northwest Detroit.