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Nancy Scola is a journalist and writer focused on capturing true pictures of the curious ways the world works. And doing that by digging deep into people, ideas, events, objects, and places, from now and the past, then using what those say to create writing — well, mostly writing — that illuminates the very small and very big.

She's currently a senior technology reporter at Politico. Her freelance work 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 political tech 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.