The Markup founder Angwin departing tech news site

Julia Angwin

Julia Angwin, the co-founder and former editor in chief of tech news site The Markup, is leaving the news organization to pursue other projects.

She has been an editor at large. She was forced out as editor in 2019 before returning later in the year.

Before starting The Markup, she was a technology reporter and senior technology editor at The Wall Street Journal, and a reporter covering technology for ProPublica.

She started her journalism career as an intern at The Washington Post, followed by stints at two small wire-services in Washington D.C. She joined the San Francisco Chronicle in 1996 and was awarded a Knight-Bagehot fellowship in journalism for studies at Columbia Business School in 1998.

In 2000, she joined The Journal and began covering the convergence of technology and media. In 2003, she was on a team of reporters at The Journal that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for coverage of corporate corruption.  In 2010, she led a team of reporters that chronicled the decline of online privacy in a series of articles titled “What They Know” that won the Gerald Loeb Award.

In 2011, the coverage generated by her privacy team was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting and won a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society for Professional Journalists.

She earned a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1992, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University in 2000.

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