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Nancy Scola is a writer and journalist. Based in Washington D.C., her work often focuses on innovative ideas and the people behind them.

She is currently a senior technology reporter at Politico. Her work as a freelance writer has appeared in a range of publications, including Politico Magazine, Washingtonian, Reuters, The American Prospect, Seed, New York, Next City, and The Atlantic online -- where she served as the politics & technology correspondent during the 2012 U.S. presidential election. She has been a staff writer at The Washington Post and from 2008 to 2011 was the associate editor at techPresident, one of the first publications to consider the impact technology is having on politics.