April Joyner

About Me

I’m a writer and editor fascinated by the intersection of business, technology, and culture. I write regularly for Technical.ly Brooklyn and have also contributed to Fast Company, Marie Claire, The New Yorker, OZY, and The Week. Before I began freelancing, I was a senior reporter at Inc. While I was there, in 2013, Inc. won a National Magazine Award for general excellence.

Among my current work interests are blockchain, algorithmic bias, and technological inclusion. Outside of work, I like discovering new music, playing the violin, making stationery, and watching football, tennis, and soapy TV dramas. I live in Brooklyn, New York, but I will always remain a true Virginian at heart.

Photo: Dayton Evan Ogden/Den of Oak Photography


The founder of Uber’s AI lab isn’t sold on the rise of the machines just yet.

Technical.ly Brooklyn, April 10, 2017

The company recently partnered with Congressional representatives to launch the Microbusiness Caucus.

Technical.ly Brooklyn, April 3, 2017

A new twist on theater out of NYU.

Technical.ly Brooklyn, November 11, 2016

The competition is heating up to serve viewers looking for content from the African diaspora.

OZY, August 26, 2016

A recent hack of a fund powered by the cryptocurrency hasn’t stopped the Bushwick-based company.

Technical.ly Brooklyn, June 30, 2016

How Netflix’s algorithm exposes technology’s racial bias—and what can be done about it.

Marie Claire, February 29, 2016

The cryptocurrency might make very real impact throughout Africa.

OZY, April 25, 2014

The business model pioneered by Toms Shoes has some drawbacks.

The New Yorker, April 7, 2014

A recent interview with Y Combinator’s Paul Graham reveals potential bias against tech newbies.

The New Yorker, January 10, 2014