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Julia Angwin

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Julia Angwin is an award-winning investigative journalist and contributing opinion writer at The New York Times. She founded The Markup, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates the impacts of technology on society, and she is the Entrepreneur in Residence at Columbia Journalism School’s Brown Institute.

Angwin was previously a senior reporter at the independent news organization ProPublica, where she led an investigative team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting in 2017 and won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2018.

From 2000 to 2013, she was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she led a privacy investigative team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting in 2011 and won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2010. 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.

Angwin is the author of Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance (Times Books, 2014) and Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America (Random House, March 2009).

She earned a bachelor's in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.

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