Tom Standage

Digital editor

The Economist

Tom Standage oversees The Economist's editorial output and strategy on digital platforms, including its website and mobile editions. He is also the editor of its digital-first long-form "essay" features. Before that he was Business Affairs Editor, running the back half of the magazine (business, finance, economics, science and technology), and he previously served as Business Editor, Technology Editor and Science Correspondent. Tom is the author of six history books, including “Writing on the Wall”(2013), the New York Timesbestseller “A History of the World in Six Glasses” (2005) and “The Victorian Internet” (1998), described by the Wall Street Journal as a “dot-com cult classic”. He writes the video game column for Intelligent Life, The Economist‘s lifestyle magazine, is a regular commentator on BBC radio, and has written for other publications including the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the New York Times and Wired.

Recent contributions

Technology & Innovation
Technology & Innovation

From cancer drugs to private spaceflight

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