Scott Nover is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist who writes about media and politics. He has reported for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Washington Post Magazine, Vox, Fortune Magazine, Slate, The American Scholar, Poynter, Digiday, and The DC Line, where he is a contributing editor. He is the author of the newsletter Pressing, which covers threats to press freedom in the United States and around the world.


For his writing in The Atlantic, Scott was named a finalist for the 2019 Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism.

Scott is a former assistant producer for The Atlantic’s on-stage interview series AtlanticLIVE. He has produced high-level on-stage interviews about politics, business, and technology across the U.S.

Scott is the founder and former editor-in-chief of MediaFile, a student-run nonprofit media criticism website. Years later, MediaFile is the premier destination for university students to report on and critique the media.


Scott holds a B.A. in political communication and an M.A in media and strategic communication from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. At GW, Scott was the recipient of the Dorothy & Will Roberts Prize, the Richard A. Eaton Service Prize, and was a three-time Gridiron Foundation Scholarship awardee. 

Scott hails from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a proud alumnus of Cherry Hill High School East.

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