Jake Williams

Associate Publisher & Director of Strategic Initiatives

Jake Williams is an award-winning publisher and journalist based in Brussels, Belgium.

Currently, Williams is the Associate Publisher & Director of Strategic Initiatives for StateScoop, where he focuses on technology initiatives and policies in state and local governments. Williams and his team at StateScoop are recipients of the 2018 Online Publication of the Year award from the American Society of Business Press Editors.

As StateScoop’s associate publisher, Williams and his team have helped grow annual traffic and revenue by more than 100 percent, year over year. During his time as a reporter, Williams covered the federal government, including the White House, Congress and several cabinet-level departments. He also focused on the emerging technology beat and tracked the integration issues surrounding unmanned aircraft systems.

Williams graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May 2014 with a major in journalism and a minor in political science. During most of his undergraduate career, he served as president of the IUP Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In addition, Williams was the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper and production director of the campus radio station, WIUP-FM.

In addition to StateScoop and other Scoop News Group properties, Williams has been published in The Huffington Post, Campaigns & Elections magazine, PoliticsPA.com and several local and regional newspapers in Pennsylvania.

Williams is a culinary enthusiast, home cook, television fan, coffee fanatic and proud northeast Pennsylvania native.

Higher Education

San Diego State moves community mental health clinic online

by Jake Williams • 20 hours ago

In addition to shifting to online classes, the university also moved its counseling program to a virtual environment during the coronavirus pandemic.

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U. of Central Florida hosts virtual camp for global coding competition

by Jake Williams • 2 days ago

Students from nearly 30 institutions convened online to practice for the upcoming International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals.

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Student success app among 8 winners of Texas Tech's virtual challenge

by Jake Williams • 5 days ago

Eight winners receive a $25,000 grant and one year of mentoring and access to co-working space after the university's first virtual edition of the challenge.

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Universities are 3D-printing face shields for hospitals amid shortage

by Jake Williams • 1 week ago

Amid a shortage of critical medical supplies, university professors and staff are pooling their knowledge of 3D printing to make equipment to protect health care workers.

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For COVID-19 patients who can't speak, Ohio State has tools

by Jake Williams • 2 weeks ago

Speech-language experts have developed a suite of free, online tools to assist health care workers amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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As coronavirus spreads, college's 'Keep Teaching' site has revival

by Jake Williams • 3 weeks ago

A website created by Indiana University's IT department in 2009 is again providing distance-learning resources for university faculty around the globe.