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.

City

NYC debuts 'first' digital subway map of its kind

by Ryan Johnston • 3 hours ago

The technology to show users the locations and directions of trains in near real time on their mobile devices wasn't available a few years ago, said the MTA's Kevin Call.

State

Michigan prepares to automate expungement of criminal records

by Ryan Johnston • 1 day ago

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's signing of recent criminal-justice reform bills notches another victory for Code for America's "Clear My Record" program.

City

Cruise to launch unmanned self-driving cars in San Francisco this year

by Ryan Johnston • 4 days ago

General Motors President Dan Ammann said his company will be the first to put unmanned self-driving vehicles on the roads of a major U.S. city.

State

Chatbots were a 'godsend' for states' pandemic responses, CIOs said

by Ryan Johnston • 5 days ago

Technologies that can help agencies automate processes were a huge help this year, but there are still some pockets of reluctance in government, several state CIOs said.

City

Santa Fe, N.M., hopes for 'tech ecosystem' with university partnership

by Ryan Johnston • 5 days ago

The New Mexico capital, home to several universities and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, wants to become the “Silicon Valley of the Southwest."

City

How do cities pay for new technology? Not always with money.

by Ryan Johnston • 6 days ago

Creative partnerships with local startups allow some city innovation offices to fund new pilot projects when they're short on cash.

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