About

Jeffrey R. Young is an editor, reporter and podcaster focused on covering who gets what opportunities in education and how AI and other technologies are reshaping our world.

He is currently the editor of EdSurge and the producer and host of the weekly EdSurge Podcast about the future of learning.

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.

Young has also taught classes and workshops on digital journalism, including serving as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Maryland at College Park for seven years and as an adjunct in the journalism school at the University of Minnesota. And he has taught journalism workshops in Turkey and Lebanon.

In 2014 he spent a year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he was also a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

Young has written for national publications including The New York Times, USA Today, 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 SXSW Interactive conference, at education events, and on campuses. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University and a master’s in communication, culture, and technology from Georgetown University.

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