Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
John Markoff is distinguished fellow and journalist-in-residence at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, participating in projects focusing on the future of work and artificial intelligence.
He is currently researching a biography of Stewart Brand, the creator of the Whole Earth Catalog.
In 2017-18, he was a Berggruen Fellow at CASBS. In 2017, he joined the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., as a staff historian. Previously he was a reporter at the The New York Times, beginning in March 1988 as the paper’s national computer writer. He moved to Silicon Valley to write about technology in 1992. Prior to joining the Times, he worked for The San Francisco Examiner from 1985 to 1988. He reported for the New York Times Science Section from 2010 through 2015. He in 2016 and retired from the paper in December of 2016.
Markoff has written about technology and science since 1977. He reported on technology and the defense industry for The Pacific News Service in San Francisco from 1977 to 1981; he was a reporter at Infoworld from 1981 to 1983; he was the West Coast editor for Byte Magazine from 1984 to 1985 and wrote a column on personal computers for The San Jose Mercury from 1983 to 1985.
He has also been a lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley School of Journalism and an adjunct faculty member of the Stanford Graduate Program on Journalism.
The Times nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize in 1995, 1998 and 2000. The San Francisco Examiner nominated him for a Pulitzer in 1987. In 2005, with a group of Times reporters, he received the Loeb Award for business journalism. In 2007 he shared the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Breaking News award. In 2013 he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting as part of a New York Times project on labor and automation.