About me

I’m a journalist covering technology and the law at ALM Media, a legal industry news organization and publisher of, The Recorder, and The American Lawyer. I host a podcast I started called Unprecedented – which recently got a new home – and write a weekly email news briefing called What’s Next. No, I’m not a lawyer.

I’m learning computer programming (so far, mostly Python and C) and am a Linux and open-source software enthusiast. I take part in the SF Python meetup group, and am interested in ways to use software and data to find bigger stories and do more powerful journalism. I also want to make tools for a more open internet.

I speak Korean fluently and previously worked as a journalist in Seoul. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking and attempting to stand up on waves.

About the handle

You might find me posting on GitHub or Stack Overflow as elwha1. The Elwha River originates in Washington state, where I grew up, and flows through the Olympic Mountains. The river has been revitalized in recent years by a massive dam removal project. It’s an inspiring story of restoration and possibility.