TODAY: Legal reporter Sarah Jeong to discuss "How to Cover a Futuristic Cybercrime Trial"

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Sarah Jeong

Sarah Jeong, contributing editor to Motherboard, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Oct. 29 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

“How to Cover a Futuristic Cybercrime Trial” will take place at 4 p.m. in Rm. 101 of Linsly Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. The event is free and open to the public.

Jeong graduated form Harvard Law School in 2014, and applies her legal training to journalism, writing about technology, policy, and law. During her time in law school, Jeong edited the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, and worked at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

Post-graduation, she has written for The Verge, Forbes, The Guardian, Slate, and WIRED. She is also the author of the Forbes-published e-book “The Internet of Garbage,” which covers the legal complexities of addressing online harassment.

This year, Jeong covered the trial of the black-market website known as the Silk Road for Forbes. She is currently a fellow at the Internet Law & Policy Foundry.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellows are Janet Mock, Seymour Hersh, and Nicholas Kristof.