Dylan Scott first picked up a notepad and pen as a junior in high school to write for his hometown newspaper. In the seven years that have followed, he has developed a strong belief in the necessity of quality explanatory journalism.
He also knows that the future of journalism is a digital one and understands how news works on the Web.
Presently, he is a staff writer for GOVERNING magazine, covering state and local governments as they grapple with the fallout of an economic recession and partisan politics in Washington. The centerpiece of his work there has been coverage of the Affordable Care Act, both the Supreme Court’s hearings on its constitutionality and the implementation efforts of the states. His stories have been referenced by nationally recognized publications such as the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, NPR StateImpact, Kaiser Health News and SCOTUSblog.
Dylan has also followed various education reform movements and written on diverse subjects, from the greening of public utilities to the legislating of social media, in features for the print magazine.
His first job out of college took him to the award-winning Las Vegas Sun, where he gained experience in both smart digital journalism and innovative print storytelling.
Before graduating from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 2010, he was awarded first place by the Associated Press Society of Ohio for “Best Investigative Reporting” for a series of stories exposing questionable accounting decisions by the university’s administration.