Stephen Slaybaugh

Stephen Slaybaugh

Fact Checker

Columbus, OH


New York University

London Metropolitan University


Consumer Tech, Music, Digital Communication, and Media


  • Contributing consumer tech writer and editor since 2002
  • A regular contributor to Popular Mechanics Magazine and The Bigtakeover Magazine
  • Senior Features Writer at DealNews
  • Staff Writer at LimeWire
  • Music Editor at Columbus Alive


Stephen Slaybaugh is a writer and editor with with more than 20 years experience writing about internet retail and consumer tech. He has been featured in Digital Trends, DealNews, and TechRadar. As a music writer, he’s contributed to Paste, The Village Voice, and The Big Takeover, as well as his own webzine, The Agit Reader. He is completing work on an MA in Digital Media to expand his expertise in the digital realm by exploring new forms of media and digital storytelling. In 2021 Stephen joined Bose Corporation as a Content Designer.


Stephen received a Bachelor of Arts in English from New York University, and is working on a Master of Arts in Digital Media from London Metropolitan University

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