Sarah Rick Corn is a community journalist based out of the Rainier Beach neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. Her reporting explores national issues like health care, disability, and social justice through local, human-centered stories. In 2018, she received the Pioneer News Group Excellence in Journalism Award for Community Journalism from University of Washington Department of Communication faculty. A 2017 column she published in The Daily of the University of Washington, “Mental health, stigma, and U(W)”, was honored as a finalist in the Region 10 Mark of Excellence Awards by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Member of the University of Washington’s undergraduate class of 2018, Sarah’s was a non-traditional path to graduation, and journalism. Her education builds off a decade of tech industry experience, two years in comic book and gaming retail, and a combined 20 years of honed customer service listening skills.
Before settling in Seattle’s south end with her partner, dog, and three cats, she had studied and lived in communities in her hometown of Portland, Oregon; Bangkok, Thailand; Chicago, Illinois; Villeneuve-Sur-Lot, France; and Indianapolis, Indiana.
Sarah believes journalism is a call to seek out, listen to, and share traditionally under-represented voices in service to her community.
Honors and Distinctions
2018 – UW Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity Community Engaged Scholarship Fellow
2017 – Premiere Journalism Internship, Seattle Globalist News Production
2017 – Marty Wilson Endowed Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence
Member: Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors