Hi! I’m Jessica Roy, a 24-year-old writer and journalist who lives in New York. I’m currently a tech reporter for The New York Observer and Betabeat.
In May 2010 I graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School for Individualized Study, where students forge their own educational path by designing personalized majors. My major fused my interests in narrative journalism, technology and media and was appropriately titled: New Media and Journalism. In August 2010, I was named one of the top 10 people who matter to college media by Dan Reimold at the Associated Collegiate Press.
I am currently a reporter and staff writer at The New York Observer and Betabeat. Previously, I was a Community Manager at Context Optional, an Adobe company and a blogger for Mediabistro’s 10,000 Words. In my (basically non-existent) spare time, I’m an active freelancer; in 2011, I was hired to write a social strategy for amNewYork, and I also write freelance stories for various news outlets. My work has appeared in Salon, The Daily, The Nieman Journalism Lab, GOOD, Gawker, and The Huffington Post, among other publications.