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Please join us on November 19, from 10–11am (Eastern) for a talk by Julia Angwin, founder of The Markup, as part of the “Information, Algorithms, and Justice” speaker series. Angwin will present a brief talk titled “The Markup and Accountability Journalism,” followed by a discussion with Northeastern faculty and questions from the audience.

Angwin will speak about her work in accountability journalism, and discuss The Markup's mission to investigate how powerful institutions are using technology to change society. She'll cover a few important investigations and share how The Markup has developed custom forensic tools to conduct investigations in pursuit of their mission. 

Following this brief talk, Angwin will engage with three discussants from the Northeastern community: Elizabeth Hudson, Dean of the College of Arts, Media, and Design and Professor of Music; Woodrow Hartzog, Professor of Law and Computer Science; and Christo Wilson, Associate Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Finally, there will be time for a Q&A with attendees. 

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. RSVP here.

Speaker bio

Julia Angwin founded The Markup to produce meaningful data-centered journalism about technology and the people affected by it.

Before founding The Markup, she led investigative teams at ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal. She 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 has a B.A. in mathematics from The University of Chicago and an MBA from Columbia University.

She is a winner and two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.

We will be including automated live captioning during the event. To make space for informal discussions, this event will not be recorded. 

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