Revolutionary Woman: Sara Ganim

By Tori Lewis

Sometimes a woman does something so mind-blowingly awesome that you can’t help but be inspired.

Sara Ganim is one of those women.  This 24-year old journalist was interviewing a source in 2009 and asked a simple question “Anything else going on?” This simple question sparked quite possibly the most groundbreaking piece of investigative journalism in recent memory.  

This is the woman who broke the Jerry Sandusky story, months before any of the national media picked up on it.  She got sources, within the fiercely loyal community of Penn State football, to talk about child sexual abuse allegations that had been brushed under the rug for years.

This is what investigative journalism should be.  Getting a lead and not giving up until you get the story.  Getting the truth when it needs to be revealed.  Giving a voice to the voiceless.  Questioning the authority of high-ranking people in an organization and revealing hypocrisy and corruption when it’s found.

Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, and… Sara Ganim?  She’s only 24 and it’s completely legitimate to put her amongst these reporters that changed the face of journalism as we know it.  Keep your eyes out for this woman… I’m sure that this is just the beginning.




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