Julia Angwin

co-founder and editor-in-chief The Markup

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).

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Events in past editions
#IJF20 / 4 april 2020

Don’t exploit your readers' data

As a news organization that writes about the impact of ubiquitous surveillance on society, The Markup has made a pledge that it will not expose its readers to third party surveillance. This has meant ...