Sarah Schmalbach Beck

Director of Cobalt at Penn Medicine

Sarah Schmalbach Beck is the founder and former product director of the Lenfest Local Lab @ The Inquirer. The Lab conducted experiments on ways to reinvent the daily user experience for local news, focusing on using location and geographic communities as an organizing principle for news and information innovation. The platforms used to better meet people where they were with news included native apps, the web, texting, mapping technology, and digital newsletters.

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