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Jake Williams

Associate Publisher & Director of Strategic Initiatives

Jake Williams is an award-winning publisher and journalist based in Austin, Texas.

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

Cyber automation enables UNC school to focus on bigger threats

by Jake Williams • 19 hours ago

New tools from Cisco are allowing a three-person team to do "encrypted threat analytics and more," said chief information security officer Don Bryant.

Higher Education

Amid enrollment decline, Pa. public university system turns to tech

by Jake Williams • 4 weeks ago

The system is requesting $100 million for IT transformation efforts and shared services it hopes will offset a 20 percent decline in enrollment.

Higher Education

Higher ed CIOs look for more inclusive hiring, workforce

by Jake Williams • 4 weeks ago

A focus on diversity, equity and inclusion can improve higher ed IT operations, CIOs said at Educause Annual Conference 2019.

K-12

Five K-12 technologists named 2019 'NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders'

by Jake Williams • 7 months ago

The fourth cohort of leaders who will define the future of technology in K-12 education were named at CoSN's annual conference in Portland, Oregon.

Higher Education

Higher ed CIOs grapple with privacy, funding heading into 2019

by Jake Williams • 1 year ago

EDUCAUSE's Susan Grajek sits down with EdScoop to talk over the recently-released top IT issues for higher education in 2019.

Higher Education

How OER can help overcome the higher education equity barrier

by Jake Williams • 2 years ago

In addition to spreading access to knowledge, the digital-focused education tools can help lower the cost of education for students, experts say.

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