Scott Nover is a Washington, D.C.-based reporter for Adweek, covering social media companies. He specializes in feature writing about free speech and the media industry.
He has reported about media, tech, and politics for The Atlantic, The Washington Post Magazine, Vox, Fortune, Slate, The American Scholar, Poynter, Digiday, and The DC Line, where he was previously 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—including features about the state of the Sunday morning talk shows, Brooklyn as a local news desert, Jim Acosta's fight for his White House press pass, and the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi—Scott was named a finalist for the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism in 2019.
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.