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Taylor Lorenz is a journalist writing about the ways technology affects how people communicate and connect.

This mostly takes the form of stories about social media, trends, influencers, fandom, memes, YouTubers, and communities on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and other emerging platforms. Taylor has written for written for The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Daily Dot, BuzzFeed, and many other publications.


The Verge

How a TikTok ban would affect the influencer economy

The Verge interviews Taylor Lorenz

Aug 11, 2020
The New York Times

People Can’t Stop Watching Videos of Police and Protesters. That’s the Idea.

Supercuts of police behavior are receiving enormous numbers of views.

Jun 2, 2020
Reason Podcast

Taylor Lorenz Makes Sense of Online Culture for the Rest of Us

The BKC affiliate reveals how social media is encouraging individual expression.

Feb 26, 2020
Heinz Radio

Understanding Internet Culture

Taylor Lorenz shares her views on “Ok Boomer,” the “flattening” of politics by social media and the internet, and the causes of the United States’ internet regulation vacuum.

Feb 10, 2020
The New York Times

High Schools to TikTok: We’re Catching Feelings

Taylor Lorenz writes about the increasing prevalence of TikTok clubs at high schools around the US

Oct 17, 2019


Mar 23, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

“Weaponizing Misogyny”: Gender-Based Harassment’s Impact on Journalists and Free Expression

Join IfRFA for a discussion of how gender-based harassment online and off shapes our speech environment, leading to differing coverage and barriers to the free expression of ideas…