Ryan Johnston

Ryan Johnston

Staff Reporter

Ryan Johnston is a staff writer for StateScoop and EdScoop, where he writes about city and community efforts to expand technology access and utilize public data.

Johnston graduated from Wake Forest University in December 2017 with a major in communications and a minor in journalism and Latin American studies. He interned with Scoop News Group as an undergraduate, and returned for a year-long editorial fellowship in January 2018.
Johnston is a Vermont native and an avid golfer and soccer player, and resides in Washington, D.C.

City

Los Angeles should 'thrive' in pandemic recovery, CIO says

by Ryan Johnston • 14 hours ago

Los Angeles vastly expanded its digital service offerings last year, but 2021 presents a crucial opportunity to continue that trend, city CIO Ted Ross said.

City

Poorly timed traffic signals are an even bigger time waster than previously thought, report finds

by Ryan Johnston • 18 hours ago

A recent study by the transportation data company Inrix concludes that suboptimal traffic-signal timing is responsible for at least 10% of total traffic delay time.

City

AT&T to distribute hotspots nationwide to expand student broadband access

by Ryan Johnston • 2 days ago

The phone carrier's contribution is expected to bring better internet service to at least 35,000 students.

City

Virtual jobs board was key in New Jersey's pandemic response

by Ryan Johnston • 7 days ago

New Jersey officials said a digital jobs portal stood up at the start of the pandemic enabled key industries to stay afloat while unemployment spiked.

County & Local

Will Jessica Rosenworcel make the FCC's $20 billion broadband auction fair?

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

Experts are worried that the FCC already mishandled its $20.4 billion broadband auction, but the agency's new chairwoman, Jessica Rosenworcel, could fix it.

County & Local

FCC announces Broadband Data Task Force

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

The FCC's new task force will lead the implementation of a new broadband data collection effort that's expected to be more accurate.

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