I’m thrilled to welcome you to The Info Beat

This is a one-person publication dedicated to covering internet knowledge, books, epistemology, AI, & Wikipedia.

About the author

I am a journalist, lawyer, and fiction author. Since 2018, I’ve written the Source Notes column for Slate magazine about internet information with a focus on Wikipedia.

My work has been published by many others, including the Washington Post, New York Times, The Atlantic, and WIRED.

My forthcoming novel Infodemic is a thriller inspired by Wikipedia editors.

As you read The Info Beat, here’s what you can expect:

Evenhanded Stories

Rather than allowing extreme voices to rule the day, The Info Beat will differentiate by striving for reasonable analysis.

Short Introductions

In the tradition of the “A Very Short Introduction” series by Oxford University Press, I love to provide short intros to concepts that spark my curiosity.

Deeply Reported Original Journalism

I like connecting directly with the doers of the internet, whether that be Wikipedia editors or the people who read this newsletter.

Bridging Technology & Literature

I’m thrilled to write about fiction and nonfiction that explores how science and technology will change our lives.

Thanks again for joining me on this journey.


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Notes on AI, law, and Wikipedia by independent journalist and attorney Stephen Harrison.


Stephen Harrison

Stephen Harrison is an author, journalist, and Wikipedia buff. He writes a column for Slate magazine about internet information/misinformation. His work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, WIRED, and other publications.