Julia Angwin is editor-in-chief and co-founder of The Markup, a nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom based in New York that produces meaningful data-centered journalism that illuminates how powerful institutions are using technology in ways that impact people and society.
She is an award-winning investigative journalist, formerly of the independent news organization ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal. She has twice led investigative teams that were Finalists for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. In 2003, she was on a team of reporters at The Wall Street Journal that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for coverage of corporate corruption. Her book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, was published by Times Books in 2014. She is also the author of Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America (Random House, March 2009).