Jason Pontin

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Jason Pontin
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Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of MIT Technology Review.
Born (1967-05-11) May 11, 1967 (age 49)
London, England, U.K.
Residence Boston, U.S.
Nationality British
Education Harrow School,
University of Oxford
Alma mater Keble College, Oxford
Occupation Editor, journalist, and publisher
Employer MIT Technology Review

Jason Matthew Daniel Pontin (born May 11, 1967[citation needed]) is an editor, journalist and publisher.


Pontin was born on May 11, 1967 in London, and raised in Northern California. He was educated in England, at Harrow School and Oxford University.[citation needed]

From 1996 to 2002, Pontin was the editor of Red Herring, a business and technology publication that was popular during the dot-com boom. From 2002 to 2004, he was the editor of The Acumen Journal, a now-defunct magazine he founded about the life sciences.

Pontin is the editor in chief and publisher of MIT Technology Review, an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was hired as the editor of Technology Review (as it was then known) in July 2004, and in August 2005 was named publisher. Pontin is engaged in what the Boston Globe has described as a "strategic overhaul" of Technology Review, whose goal is to make the venerable magazine (est. 1899) into a largely electronic publishing company.[1] In October 2012, he renamed the organization MIT Technology Review and relaunched it as a "digital-first enterprise"; AdWeek commented that "Pontin and MIT Technology Review could set the standard for the transition to a digital future for legacy media."[2]

Pontin has written for many national and international magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, The Believer Magazine, and Wired, and is a frequent guest on broadcast, public, and cable television news.[citation needed]