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

Indiana promotes interim chief data officer Josh Martin

by Ryan Johnston • 3 days ago

Martin, who's been with the state since 2012 and with the performance management hub since 2015 formally takes over formally take over the agency’s initiatives to combat COVID-19, the opioid epidemic and data-sharing initiatives with local governments and universities throughout the state.

State

Michigan launches autonomous vehicle development office

by Ryan Johnston • 3 days ago

The new Office of Future Mobility and Electrification will guide policy around autonomous vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support connected vehicles.

City

Coronavirus kicks Code for America brigades into action across cities

by Ryan Johnston • 5 days ago

The civic tech group's local chapters have been developing apps and other tools to help people navigate through the economic hardships of the pandemic.

City

Four cities pilot curbside tech to manage urban congestion

by Ryan Johnston • 5 days ago

Nashville, Tennessee; Aspen, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; and West Palm Beach, Florida, will test technology from the company Coord to better understand how curbsides are being used in their downtown areas.

City

Local government's open forums must persist during pandemic, say city leaders

by Ryan Johnston • 6 days ago

As the coronavirus pandemic forces many government services online, technology officials cite concern that some transparency efforts could get left behind.

City

Chicago launches $50 million Obama-backed broadband program to close K-12 digital divide

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

As many students struggle to locate reliable internet connections during the pandemic, Chicago unveils a four-year program to deliver high-speed home connections to 100,000 K-12 students.

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