Jennifer Howard is a senior reporter covering publishing, scholarly communication, libraries, archives, digital humanities, humanities research, and technology for The Chronicle. Many of her stories focus on the great digital shift, how publishers, librarians, and scholars are adapting, and how we read and write now.
Howard has written about the open-access movement and public access to published research, and about how researchers are experimenting with new ways to share, publish, and track their work. Among her recent subjects have been the rise of David Foster Wallace studies, the making of the King James Version of the Bible, and creating Google Maps of scholarship using journal citations. She is a frequent contributor to The Chronicle’s Wired Campus blog, and she speaks at professional conferences on developments in publishing and libraries and on how to talk with the news media.
She joined The Chronicle in 2005. Previously she worked as a contributing editor for The Washington Post's book section (1995 to 2005). Before that she worked at The New York Review of Books and the Wilson Quarterly. Her essays and articles have appeared in Slate, Bookforum, the Boston Review, and the Washington Post's Outlook section, among other publications. She has a master’s degree in English from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University.
Howard has published fiction in the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Collagist, the anthology D.C. Noir (Akashic Books), and elsewhere. She blogs at www.jenniferhoward.com.