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Editor in Chief and Publisher
I'm the editor in chief and the publisher of MIT Technology Review. That means I direct the editorial, platform development, and general business strategy of the company's digital and print publications, as well as our events.
Before joining MIT Technology Review in 2004, I was the editor in chief of a now-vanished biotechnology magazine I founded. Between 1996 and 2002, I was the editor of Red Herring magazine, which the Wall Street Journal called the "bible of the dot.com boom." I grew up on a farm in Northern California, where my mother raised game birds for the restaurants of San Francisco, but I was educated in England, at Harrow School and Oxford University. Consequently, my accent wanders alarmingly.
Jason Pontin's Stories
To complement our list of young innovators, here are several who have been at it for decades.
A Twelve Tomorrows exclusive: Science fiction legend Gene Wolfe looks back on his career.
Once the realm of philosophy, neuroscience has taken the lead in the search to find the true nature of the human mind.
The neuroscientist Antonio Damasio explains how minds emerge from emotions and feelings.
Mobile news curation uses human editors and good design to improve the experience of reading the news on smartphones.
They’re not just disruptive—these 50 companies are also intelligent in the way they build their businesses.
At her memorial service at MIT, Jason Pontin, MIT Technology Review’s editor in chief and publisher, delivered a eulogy for MIT’s director of libraries, who died last October.
Genetically modified crops will allow farming practices closer to the ideals of the organic movement.