My name is John Hendel, and I’m a tech policy reporter living in Washington, D.C. In June of 2012, I began covering telecommunications for Communications Daily, a D.C. trade publication that’s led tech and telecom industry reporting for decades. I cover Congress and focus on the hearings, legislation, and telecom and media policy issues, such as net neutrality, broadband deployment, and antitrust.
Among past gigs: I reported on D.C. transportation in all its forms for TBD’s On Foot blog for a year, and then before that, spent a year working as a writer and web producer for The Atlantic magazine as part of their fellowship program. I wrote about everything from streetcars to Andrei Tarkovsky to transit delays to “the right to be forgotten.” In the fall of 2009, I earned a Master of Arts in journalism from the University of Missouri. I completed a 140-page graduate thesis, for which I conducted quantitative research examining how snark affects newsreaders. In May 2008, I graduated from the University of Missouri with bachelor’s degrees in magazine journalism and history.
Past travels include stints teaching English in South Korea, interning in London for the free expression magazine Index on Censorship; and Spanish practice in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Once I worked as a producer’s assistant on a feature film. Other internships included The Missouri Review literary magazine and communications work at a major art museum.
Check out past work on this website and feel free to drop me a note.