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Portrait of Jeff Young

Jeffrey R. Young

Senior Editor (former)
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Jeffrey R. Young was a senior editor and writer focused on the impact of technology on society, the future of education, and journalism innovation. He led a team at The Chronicle of Higher Education that explored new story formats.

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

Young has written for national publications including The New York Times, New Scientist, Slate, and The Wall Street Journal. An article he wrote was selected for the anthology The Best of Technology Writing 2007.

He is currently managing editor of EdSurge.

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Stories by this Author

  • Admissions

    When the SAT Feels Like a Lock, Not a Key

    In this podcast episode, we explore whom the test is really for, whether it’s fair, and how it trades on notions of merit.
  • News

    Reinventing the Career Center

    Today’s students expect more help finding a job than ever before. Colleges — and companies — are trying to help them design their futures.
  • News

    A Higher-Education Rebel With a Cause

    Sarah Short, who has taught some 44,000 students over a half-century at Syracuse University, wants to see more classroom interaction.
  • News

    Online Education Is Now a Global Market

    MOOCs may have been overhyped, but their impact is far from over, says Simon Nelson, of the online-learning provider FutureLearn. And traditional colleges have a huge opportunity if they’re just willing to think a little differently.
  • The Ticker

    Penn State Police Receive Threat Against Stadium, but Game Goes On

    After sweeping the football stadium for anything suspicious, the police issued an “all clear” and allowed a game against the University of Minnesota to be played as planned.
  • Technology

    How Colleges Should Adapt in a Networked Age

    In a Re:Learning podcast, The Chronicle talks with Joshua Cooper Ramo, who points to a shift in attitudes toward college and authority figures in general.
  • Technology

    Online ‘Micro-Master’s’ Programs Extend Their Reach

    More than a dozen institutions, including big names like Columbia and Michigan, will offer courses to students who haven’t gone through an admissions process.
  • Technology

    Amazon Expands Its Reach on Campuses

    Colleges that have contracts with the online retailer stand to profit by pocketing 2 percent of every purchase delivered.
  • News

    A Comedian and an Academic Walk Into a Podcast …

    Shane Mauss, a stand-up comic who likes picking professors’ brains, has become an unlikely but engaging science educator.
  • Teaching Technology

    What Clicks From 70,000 Courses Reveal About Student Learning

    A study of more than 900 colleges by Blackboard hints at the potential of harnessing data from learning-management systems as “a real-time indicator of student engagement.”