Bio

Scott London

I'm a California-based author, researcher and consultant. I've contributed to more than a dozen books and published widely in newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals. I've also authored white papers and reports on a range of important public issues, including the state of American journalism, the social responsibilities of higher education, and the political ramifications of new communications technologies.

As a consultant, I manage projects and offer assistance, ideas and resources to organizations committed to social innovation and public engagement. I've led national studies and research projects on a wide range of issues, including how social innovators achieve impact, the power of informal networks, the dynamics of collaboration, the uses (and misuses) of civic engagement, and the theory and practice of dialogue.

I'm a longtime associate of the Kettering Foundation. I've also worked with the Harwood Institute, Pew Partnership for Civic Change, the National Issues Forums, Pacifica Graduate Institute, the Kellogg Forum and Egon Zehnder, among other organizations.

My career got its start in broadcast journalism. I worked as a reporter and producer at several radio stations and went on to host Insight and Outlook, a program of ideas heard on NPR stations across the United States. I've also worked with CBS Radio, American Public Media, CBC Radio and other news outlets and continue to do occasional freelance work.

I was born in Washington D.C. At the age of five, my family moved to Stockholm, Sweden, where I was raised and educated. I returned to the U.S. in my mid-20s and eventually landed in southern California, where I now live with my wife and our two daughters.