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.

County & Local

Fort Bend County, Texas, takes pride in homegrown mobile app

by Ryan Johnston • 2 days ago

Developing the app in-house allows the county to quickly add new features, said Chief Information Officer Robyn Doughtie.


Infrastructure deal to offer $65 billion for broadband expansion

by Ryan Johnston • 3 days ago

The tentative $1.2 trillion deal negotiated by a bipartisan Senate group offers less for broadband than the $100 billion the White House initially sought.


New York City launches fintech challenge for underbanked residents

by Ryan Johnston • 4 days ago

The city's latest "Moonshot" challenge seeks to assist some 1 million unbanked or underbanked New York City residents.


Local governments lack funding, not desire, to expand broadband, survey finds

by Ryan Johnston • 5 days ago

Many cities, counties and tribal governments have broadband projects ready, but not enough funding, according to a report from Cisco.


Houston unveils digital 311 platform

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

The new Microsoft platform enables residents to file service requests online or by phone, opening up call center staff to work on more complex cases.


New York awards city employees for innovation work

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

The inaugural round of NYC[x] awards recognized several data projects undertaken by city agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.