Julia Angwin

Julia Angwin

Investigative Journalist

Julia Angwin is an award-winning investigative journalist at the news organization ProPublica.

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 her latest book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, Angwin reports from the frontlines of America’s surveillance economy, revealing how the government, private companies and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data.

In 2003, she was on a team of reporters at The Wall Street Journal who were awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for coverage of corporate corruption. She is also the author of Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America.

Angwin has a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.