about & contact

A photo portrait of Samantha Cole standing outside in front of street art

Samantha Cole (she/her) is a technology journalist based in NYC—currently at Motherboard—who has worked in journalism for ten years.

Writers pitching Motherboard: see these instructions.

If you’re a press or comms representative pitching a topic that isn’t about sex work, AI, platform moderation, archiving the internet, or anything else within my beats, kindly remove my address from your mailing list. Everything else is reported as spam.

If your message is regarding non-consensual images or sexual abuse imagery (right-click and select “open in incognito” for more privacy):
How to Remove Non-Consensual Imagery from Pornhub
The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative 
Consent Lawyers: Takedown Resources 

If you’re looking for mutual aid or harm reduction resources: 
SWOP Brooklyn
Lysistrata’s resource list
Mutual Aid NYC
Trans Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you’re trying to resolve a platform issue—thank you for understanding that I cannot contact platforms on an individual’s behalf. Here are a few help center links:

If you’re reaching out to request my appearance on a podcast or panel, use the form below. I don’t have the capacity to do uncompensated work—informational interviews and otherwise—for documentaries.

If you’re sharing feedback about my work, are sending a news tip, or offering to speak to me as a source, thank you! My work email (sam@motherboard.tv) is best, and I’ll get back to you when I’m able.

secure options:
Signal messaging app: (646) 926-1726
Wire: @samleecole
samleecole@protonmail.ch (must use your own Protonmail address for end-to-end encryption)

If none of the above applies, use this form: