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Tom Standage (born 1969) is a British journalist, author, and editorial executive is currently serving as the Deputy Editor of The Economist newspaper under editor-in-chef, Zanny Minton Beddoes. As head of the newspaper's digital strategy, Standage is the editor-in-chief of The Economist's website, applications, and digital platform. He first joined the paper in 1998 as a science correspondent from where he was successively appointed technology editor, business editor, and finally, digital editor.
Born and raised in England, Standage graduated from Oxford University with a degree in engineering and computing. He began his career in journalism as a science and technology writer for The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. Standage is the author of six books including but not limited toThe Victorian Internet (1998), A History of the World in 6 Glasses (2005), and Writing on the Wall (2013).
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