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.

State

Utah bill called solid 'first step' toward facial recognition policy

by Ryan Johnston • 3 hours ago

The bill would require state agencies to file written requests before using facial recognition, though privacy advocates said the law could go further.

County & Local

NJ Transit will test AI-powered face-mask detection

by Ryan Johnston • 10 hours ago

NJ Transit will install cameras in its rail cars capable of gathering more data about ridership in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19.

City

FCC adopts new broadband data mapping rules

by Ryan Johnston • 6 days ago

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules designed to improve mapping accuracy and verify the data coming from providers.

County & Local

Vaccine distribution should 'shield' residents from logistical challenges, one official says

by Ryan Johnston • 6 days ago

Lake County, Illinois, developed two online platforms to manage vaccine distribution to avoid subjecting residents and medical personnel to technical issues.

City

New York City appoints data strategy director as acting analytics officer

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

Martha Norrick, data director in the Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity, will serve as the acting citywide chief analytics officer and open platform officer.

State

Data-sharing is crucial to state pandemic response, officials say

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

Data-sharing infrastructure largely developed before the pandemic enabled states to act quickly in improving digital services last year, technology officials said.

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