Sascha Brodsky

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Tech News Reporter

Education

Macalester College

Columbia University

Expertise

Privacy

Apple Watch

iOS, macOS

Consumer Technology

International Affairs

Introduction

  • Writer and editor with more than 10 years’ experience writing news and feature stories for the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian and many other publications
  • Former editor-in-chief of Encompass Media Group
  • Bachelor of Arts (Macalester College), Master's in Science (Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs), and Masters of International Affairs (Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Experience

Sascha Brodsky is a writer for Lifewire who focuses on consumer technologies and privacy issues for a broad range of outlets. He’s been writing online for the past ten years; before that, Sascha was a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor.

Sascha's relevant experience includes:

  • Feature stories for the Atlantic
  • Former Director of Communications for the Simons Foundation
  • Wrote for Reuters, the Irish Times and other media
  • Communications consultant for a range of institutions including New York University and the Michael J. Fox Foundation

Sascha has been a journalist since the early 1990s and has enjoyed finding technology to help him in his work. He started out sending stories via dial-up modem while working on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico. He spent several years as a reporter for United Press International filing stories on a terminal. Nowadays, he enjoys high-speed WIFI and laptops.

My Gear

I use a 2016 MacBook Pro 15-inch (running macOS Catalina) and an iPad Pro 10.5-inch for my daily work, shuffling between Google Docs, Trello, and Slack, along with various other Mac and iOS apps. I use an iPhone Xs Max as my daily smartphone and an Apple Watch Series 3. I also have an older Apple PowerBook for both nostalgia and distraction-free writing.

Education

Sascha received a bachelor’s degree in English from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and his Master of Science at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. He also holds a Master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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