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Sarah Alvarez

Sarah Alvarez ('16)

Former senior producer and reporter, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor, Mich.
swa38@stanford.edu, @SarahAlvarezMI

Sarah Alvarez is a former lawyer and public radio reporter. She spent her fellowship founding and developing Outlier Media. Outlier is designed to deliver data reporting and valuable information to low-income news consumers over SMS and message apps.

Journalism Challenge

Consumer Confidence

Outlier Media: Developing a journalism driven infobot for the underserved

There is a huge opportunity to step into the space created by news organizations’ behavior that undervalues and underestimates their low-income news consumers.

Posts by Sarah

Fog Approaching Stanford Campus

Aiming to change the way news is delivered in 10 months, but hoping to work slowly

It’s hard not to buy into the mythology that opportunity is like fog here. Most of the time it looks just like clouds, beautiful but stubbornly overhead.

About Sarah

Sarah Alvarez is a public radio reporter and producer covering civil rights and low-income families. Before this fellowship, she worked at Michigan Radio. Her work has been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace.  She was the founder of the station’s Infowire project, her first attempt to explore issues around information gaps for low-income families. Before working at Michigan Radio, she was a civil rights lawyer in New York and a manager and consultant to social justice organizations in New York and California.

Information on this page is from the fellowship year.