Sarah Barney receives the Buzzy Award for best Audio Story at the 2020 Narrative Journalism Podcastathon in March, on behalf of her co-producers Bhavana Huliyar and Riley Jones. To her left, Erik Klemitti, Assistant Professor of Geosciences. To her right, Jesse Dukes, host of WBEZ’s Curious City, and lead mentor for the Pod-cast-athon program.

Sarah Barney

Sarah Barney is studying Environmental Studies, Narrative Journalism, and Geoscience at Denison University. She has been a journalist-intern for the Put-in-Bay Gazette and The Reporting Project, and a communications and development intern for the Rodale Institute. She has also worked on social media and newsletters for the Lake Erie Nature and Wildlife Center. Sarah (and her two co-producers) won the 2020 Denison Podcast-a-thon for the audio story, “The Immortal Jellyfish.” She also won the Nan Nowik Award for her Women & Gender Studies essay “About the Timid.” Sarah currently resides in Oak Harbor, Ohio, an itty-bitty town just east of Toledo, where she has lots of trees to admire.