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 police officers plan to use bullet-tracking technology

by Ryan Johnston • 4 days ago

Police in Utah will soon test out a device, called ShotDot, that tracks and stores the timestamp data of every bullet fired from officers' weapons.

State

More than 20 states still restrict municipal broadband

by Ryan Johnston • 5 days ago

While the White House signals support for community-owned broadband networks, 22 states still prevent or limit their creation.

State

Missouri faced 'roadblocks' on data literacy during COVID-19

by Ryan Johnston • 5 days ago

Missouri state officials initially struggled to adopt data-driven practices at the onset of the pandemic, but the tide has turned, Chief Operating Officer Drew Erdmann said.

City

South Carolina, Apple to build computer labs promoting digital equity

by Ryan Johnston • 7 days ago

The state plans to use pandemic relief funds to build computer labs for people who live near the University of South Carolina and a historically Black college.

State

How Montana is navigating its 'work-from-anywhere' policy

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

Montana CTO Matt Van Syckle said continued remote work will require new considerations of state government's software and cybersecurity capabilities.

City

Seattle's annual digital-equity grants target K-12, adult learners

by Ryan Johnston • 2 weeks ago

The annual program this year generated $848,000 to supply learners with new laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, tech-literacy training and mentorship services.

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