Sophie Hagen is the research reporter for the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, the canonical news database documenting press freedom violations in the United States. She researches and helps document assaults on journalists, legal orders for their work product and source information, and other violations. She has worked as a writer and editor in book and magazine publishing, and as a paralegal helping workers recover lost wages. She is passionate about press freedom and privacy, and resisting surveillance. She is from Brooklyn, New York.