Sascha Brodsky

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Tech News Reporter

Education

Macalester College

Columbia University

Expertise

Privacy

Apple Watch

iOS, macOS

Artificial Intelligence

Virtual Reality Hardware and Software

Consumer Tech

Photography

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.

Sascha's photojournalism work has been published in The Los Angeles Times, HuffPost, and many other outlets. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's advanced multimedia storytelling program. He currently shoots mainly on the iPhone 12 Pro Max but also has experience with many DSLR cameras and is a Canon fan.

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. I love using VR gear like my Oculus Quest 2 to explore the tech while I play games, watch movies, and even work in VR environments.

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.

A Message from Sascha Brodsky

Lifewire allows me to explore my passion for how technology affects our everyday lives. From artificial intelligence to privacy and security, I enjoy contributing to a site that spans a vast array of topics related to tech.

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