I’m Laura Hudson, a freelance journalist and editor based in Portland, Oregon. I write about entertainment, technology and culture, especially digital media, video games, television, comic books, online harassment and feminism. I was previously a senior editor at WIRED and founded and edited the Eisner Award-winning website ComicsAlliance. Over the years, my work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, FiveThirtyEight, TIME, BBC, Vulture, Complex and The LA Times.
I helped relaunch the video game website Offworld in 2015, and ran a successful Kickstarter that raised over $65,000 for a printed hardcover anthology of its best work. I also scripted Ordinary Women, the Feminist Frequency video series about incredible women in history. I currently have an ongoing column called “If Then Next” at FiveThirtyEight that focuses on algorithms and artificial intelligence, and I’ve written inexplicably popular recaps of television shows like Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Americans and The Handmaid’s Tale.
A few of my selected works:
- Twine, A Video Game Technology For All (New York Times Magazine)
- Six Experts on How Silicon Valley Can Solve Harassment (WIRED magazine)
- Technology Is Too Biased. How Do We Fix It? (FiveThirtyEight)
- The Vanishing Secrets of Video Games (Campo Santo Quarterly)
- Ernest Cline’s New Book Is Everything Wrong With Gaming Culture (Slate)
- Curbing Online Abuse Isn’t Impossible. Here’s Where We Start (WIRED magazine)
- A Melancholy Journey Through the Lost American Dream (Slate)
- How Algorithms Are Getting Better at Making Entertainment (FiveThirtyEight)
- Video Games Trade Fantasy for Rust Belt Reality (New York Times)
- The People You Won’t Meet: America and the Muslim Ban (Campo Santo Quarterly)
- Virtual Reality’s Possibilities Lure Video Game Developers (New York Times)