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

North Dakota announces cyber capture-the-flag event for students

by Ryan Johnston • 3 days ago

To attract more students to careers in cybersecurity, the statewide technology bureau is helping to organize a competition that coincides with the military's esports event.

City

Sewer robots, drone hives funded in latest Urban-X startup cohort

by Ryan Johnston • 3 days ago

Each of seven companies developing solutions for urban areas will receive $150,000 and run through a 20-week accelerator program.

City

Parking on-demand, road safety apps in latest Michigan mobility grants

by Ryan Johnston • 4 days ago

Four companies received more than $300,000 to fund innovative transportation and parking projects around Michigan.

City

Five cities team up to uncover economic-development innovations

by Ryan Johnston • 4 days ago

Local governments in five states will share best practices and new ideas to boost economic development and improve civic engagement.

City

Now 10 years old, Code for America hopes for government to walk alone

by Ryan Johnston • 6 days ago

After a decade of challenging conventional wisdom, now-former CEO Jen Pahlka says more calls for change will begin cropping up from within government itself.

City

Calif. police aren't protecting license plate data well, audit finds

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

A report from California State Auditor Elaine Howle shows four California law enforcement agencies aren't following their privacy policies, if they have one at all. One researcher told StateScoop the problem is far more widespread.

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