Harry Goldstein

Minneapolis, Minn.

Editorial Director, Digital

In his current role as editorial director for IEEE Spectrum’s digital properties, Harry focuses on identifying trending technology topics and creating innovative ways of telling stories about them, through Spectrum’s award-winning blogs and videos, the Robots for iPad app, Spectrum’s Top Programming Languages app, and the interactive “Lessons From a Decade of Technology Failure,” among others.

Goldstein started at Spectrum in 2001 covering semiconductors and maverick inventors in stories like “The Irresistible Transistor” and “Down and Out in Ham Lake.” His investigation of the FBI’s failed software project, “Who Killed the Virtual Case File?” won the Jesse H. Neal award for feature writing in 2006.  

Before coming to Spectrum, Goldstein was managing editor of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Civil Engineering magazine and managing editor of John Wiley and Sons’ Technical Insights. Goldstein earned his BA at Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., and his MA in creative writing from the City College of New York.

Recent Work