Plain Great Productions

Andrea Peterson is a storyteller.

      • An award-winning writer and independent journalist with extensive experience reporting on digital culture, privacy, and technology policy. Right now, I'm writing a weekly newsletter about (sometimes weird) things and why I like them called Plain Great Stuff. Previously, I dug into how industry's undue influence at the Federal Communications Commission is leaving us all at risk and broke news about Amazon pitching its real-time facial recognition technology to ICE as an investigator at the Project on Government Oversight. And before that, I spent years covering technology policy for the Washington Post, earning frontpage bylines and breaking news from the Snowden cache about how the government uses commercial tracking networks to fuel cyber-intelligence actions, among approximately a gazillion other things. My byline has also appeared in Politico, Protocol, Ars Technica, The Daily Beast, Slate, and other outlets.
      • A speaker with experience moderating or speaking at national conferences including State of the Net and Access Now's Data Privacy Summit, in academic settings, and as a panelist at pop culture events like Awesome Con. An expert with appearances on local and national television such as C-SPAN and MSNBC as well as nationally distributed radio shows such as Science Friday, On Point, and PRI's The World.
      • The creator of interesting things, from a card game based on 500 year-old woodcuts of dancing skeletons to portraits of failed revolutionaries growing with living moss. A visual and performing artist actively exhibiting in Washington, DC and the frontwoman/songwriter of feminist folk band MidMountain. A podcaster: the voice behind "Murder, She Sang," a feminist audiozine reclaiming the true stories behind America's murder ballads.
      • A community-builder: the organizer behind Room For More, a movement of local musicians banding together for migrant families, starting with a five show festival in September 2019 raising funds for Immigrant Families Together and featuring more than a dozen musical acts in Washington, DC.

Want to bring me to your university, conference, or event? Contact for booking. Find me mostly on Twitter or Instagram.

John Brown Rorschach, Andrea Peterson. (2019)