Sara Sorcher is the deputy editor of Passcode, a new microsite at The Christian Science Monitor covering security and privacy in the Digital Age. Based in Washington, D.C., Sorcher helps create and oversee Passcode’s many editorial projects. She writes about Internet policy throughout the federal government and military; the business of cybersecurity; and national debates over online privacy.
Previously, Sorcher was National Journal’s national security correspondent, reporting from the Pentagon, State Department and Capitol Hill. Sorcher won the National Press Club’s Michael A. Dornheim Award in 2014 for her articles on how political gridlock and shrinking budgets affected the defense and aerospace industry. Also that year she was a recipient of the East-West Center’s reporting fellowship in Pakistan. Sorcher also created and oversaw NJ’s Early Bird, an early morning newsletter popular within Washington’s defense community. During her four years at NJ, her coverage of national security and foreign policy was regularly featured on sister sites including The Atlantic, Defense One and Government Executive.
Previously, Sorcher worked as a freelance journalist in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Her print and video articles were featured in major outlets including ABC News, The New York Times, TIME, CNN World View and Global Post. Sorcher graduated from Tufts University magna cum laude in Middle Eastern studies and speaks Hebrew and Arabic. (Photo by Rick Bloom)