Steven Yoder

Steven Yoder is an award-winning journalist who has covered a range of policy issues for national magazines and news sites, including The Washington Post, USA Today, Time, Wired, and elsewhere.
While much of his work covers domestic policy and business topics, he also writes about criminal justice, especially on issues of sexual violence and the impacts of sex-offense registries and related laws. His 2016 investigation for Al Jazeera America on police sexual violence was runner-up for the the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ 2017 Excellence in Reporting award, and his story on cities’  responses to the pandemic won second place in the 2021 California Journalism Awards for coverage of local government. Since 2010 he’s been writing long-form feature and investigative stories about how sex-offense registries and related laws affect registrants and their families, who profits from registrant monitoring systems, and what the research shows about registries and related schemes. He lives in  Woodstock, New York and welcomes story ideas, at