John Markoff

Science Writer, The New York Times

John Markoff is a science writer for The New York Times, since 1988. He has written about technology and science since 1977, including for The San Francisco Examiner, The San Jose Mercury, Byte Magazine, Infoworld, and The Pacific News Service. He has taught journalism at UC Berkeley and Stanford and received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting. Other honors include the 2005 Loeb Award and 2007 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Breaking News Award. His books include The High Cost of High Tech and Cyberpunk. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Media Council and a fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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