Nancy Scola is a New York City-based journalist and currently a reporter at The Washington Post. Her work has been published by Reuters, New York Times, The American Prospect, Salon, Seed, Next American City, Capital New York, and The Atlantic, where she is a correspondent on technology and politics. Scola has talked politics on the BBC, CNN.com, NY1, American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” MSNBC, WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” and elsewhere.
For three years, Scola was the associate editor and lead writer at techPresident, a widely-read daily online publication of the Personal Democracy Forum. techPresident covers the intersection of politics and technology, and is packaged into The Daily Digest, a five-day-a-week email newsletter popular among political observers and practitioners. Topics closely covered at techPresident include the art and science of campaigning, the 2008 Obama presidential effort, the political uses of data, fundraising, political and social organizing, tech policy, modern activism, digital rights, the mechanics of elections, the political engagement of the U.S. tech industry, and the on-going evolution of political communications.
Scola has degrees in anthropology from The George Washington University (B.A., with a minor in Africana studies) and Boston University (M.A.). She spent a summer post-grad school studying Swahili at Yale University. Born in northern New Jersey, Scola spent more than a decade living in Washington, DC, and now resides in Brooklyn, NY.