Sarah Conway


Sarah Conway is an award-winning journalist in Chicago where she covers immigration, politics, power and criminal justice. Her work has appeared in Chicago magazine, Chicago Reader, South Side Weekly, In These Times, Guernica magazine, Block Club Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, Buzz Feed News and other publications. She won the Chicago Review of Books Best Short Story or Essay award in 2018 for her essay, After Unthinkable Loss. She was a 2018 Peter Lisagor Awards finalist for Best Feature Story. She is a civic reporting resident at City Bureau, a nonprofit civic journalism lab on Chicago's South Side devoted to equitable media coverage, encouraging civic participation and holding powerful forces to account. Sarah is a co-founder and editorial director at Borderless Magazine, a nonprofit news outlet that is reimagining immigration journalism for a more just and equitable future. The Chicago Headline Club, the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapter in the country, named Borderless Magazine (formerly 90 Days, 90 Voices) the “Best Start-Up” of 2017 and a finalist for "Best In-depth Reporting in a Community Newspaper" and "Best In-depth Report or Series" in 2018. Sarah is a Social Justice News Nexus fellow at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and a reporting grantee with the International Women's Media Foundation.

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