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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

U. Illinois partners with state to produce COVID-19 maps, tools

by Jake Williams • 3 days ago

A new partnership between the university’s CyberGIS Center and the State of Illinois is intended to help leaders better understand and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Higher Education

University of Florida ranked most efficient research institution

by Jake Williams • 1 week ago

No other university produces more patents or companies per dollar of research, according to a new report from the George W. Bush Institute.

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With online SAT on hold, universities drop test requirements

by Jake Williams • 1 week ago

The College Board has halted putting the SAT online during the pandemic. Now universities are dropping their standardized testing requirement on applications.

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Temple U. takes Pride course virtual with social media campaign

by Jake Williams • 1 week ago

The pandemic forced New York City to cancel its Pride parade, but Temple students are still participating online in hopes of reaching a wider audience.

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Remote Workforce — A StateScoop & EdScoop Special Report

by Jake Williams • 1 month ago

Working and studying from home has become the norm in 2020. Here's how government and university leaders are responding.

Higher Education

Here's which universities are opening campus (or not) this fall

by Jake Williams • 1 month ago

After most of the spring semester was spent at a distance, some schools plan to reopen their physical classrooms. Others will continue distance learning.

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