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.


Pandemic spurred tech collaboration, White House interest, Code for America CEO says

by Ryan Johnston • 14 hours ago

Code for America's CEO, Amanda Renteria, said that the coronavirus pandemic is fostering more "behind the scenes" collaboration among civic technology groups.


Only 3% of city websites meet industry standards, study finds

by Ryan Johnston • 2 days ago

After examining 700 local government websites, two software vendors determined that most are "lagging behind."

County & Local

Philadelphia-area transit agency to pilot late-night on-demand trips

by Ryan Johnston • 2 days ago

A new partnership between Via and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will provide on-demand transit services to an underserved area.


Washington state switches on earthquake early-warning system

by Ryan Johnston • 3 days ago

A system already used in California and Oregon, called ShakeAlert, went live in Washington, but third-party apps, which are faster, aren't available there yet.


Austin CIO Chris Stewart targets citizen services

by Ryan Johnston • 4 days ago

Recently promoted from an interim to permanent CIO position, Chris Stewart said his office is now building out a new digital services division.


Pennsylvania to cut ties with contact-tracing vendor after data compromise

by Ryan Johnston • 7 days ago

The commonwealth said it will discontinue its relationship with Insight Global after employees shared information using an "unauthorized collaboration channel."