Sophie Beach "is a freelance journalist living in Berkeley, California. She previously served as senior research associate for Asia at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based press freedom organization. She received her master's degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her writing about China has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, The Nation magazine, and other publications." 
- Executive Editor, China Digital Times
- "Sophie Beach", (biographical note). Undated, accessed May 2007.