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Access to Law for Reporters: How PACER Impedes (and Enables) Journalism

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Sarah Jeong, a journalist trained as a lawyer, covers how access to law affects reporters, and why open access is important for better journalism. The PACER system (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) is the source of many reported stories in the media, from true crime to science features to cute items about monkeys taking selfies. But its gated interface and clunky architecture throw a lot of hurdles in the way.

This event is in celebration of Open Access Week (October 24-30, 2016), a global event to increase awareness about the importance of access to information.

Jeong is a contributing editor at Vice Motherboard who writes about technology, policy, and law. She is the author of The Internet of Garbage, and has bylines at the Atlantic, the Verge, Forbes, the Guardian, Slate, WIRED,Vice Magazine, and Bitch Magazine. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2014. As a law student, she edited the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, and worked at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. She is a Poynter Fellow in Journalism at Yale for 2016, and also currently a fellow at the Internet Law & Policy Foundry.
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