Jeffrey R. Young is an editor and writer focused on technology issues and the future of education.
He is currently a senior writer at EdSurge, covering all things edtech. He is also an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Maryland at College Park, teaching a course on multimedia storytelling.
He previously spent 20 years at The Chronicle of Higher Education as a reporter and editor. During that time he held various roles, including leading technology coverage, editing the Students section, and serving as a Web editor, helping start blogs, podcasts, and multimedia features. He also founded and hosted the Re:Learning Podcast.
In 2014 he spent a year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he was also a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Young has written for national publications including The New York Times, New Scientist, Slate, and The Wall Street Journal. An article he wrote was selected for the anthology The Best of Technology Writing 2007.
Young is a frequent speaker on issues of education and technology, having given talks at the South-by-Southwest Interactive conference, at education events, and on campuses. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University in 1995 and a master’s in communication, culture, and technology from Georgetown University in 2001.