The Markup, Bloomberg win Phil Meyer Awards

“Still Loading,” The Markup investigation, which exposed vast disparities in internet service quality from four major providers, earned the first place prize in the 2023 Philip Meyer Journalism Award. The Meyer Award recognizes the best uses of social science research methods in journalism. It is named for Philip Meyer, the author of “Precision Journalism,” who […]

The Markup hires three reporters and an editor

The Markup editor in chief Sisi Wei posted the following: We’re thrilled to announce four additions to The Markup’s investigative newsroom. Three reporters—Ese Olumhense, Tara García Mathewson, and Monique O. Madan—and one editor, Soo Oh, will be joining our team. Their journalism will reflect The Markup’s work to challenge technology to serve the public good, be human-first […]

Leon departing The Markup

The Markup investigative data reporter Leon Yin is leaving the technology site at the end of the week. He has been The Markup since April 2019. His reporting of Google search’s self-referential results was cited in the opening remarks of a congressional hearing on tech giants and antitrust. In 2022, he won a Gerald Loeb Award for […]

The Markup seeks a data journalist

The Markup is hiring a data journalist to join our award-winning, investigative newsroom. As a data journalist, you’ll use your data skills to equip readers with the knowledge and agency to drive change and to hold institutions accountable for the way they use technology. At The Markup, we see data as core to our work […]

Markup investigative data journalist Varner departs

Maddy Varner, an investigative data journalist, has left The Markup after more than four years. Her tweet reads: “I’m no longer at The Markup. it’s been a great run, but it’s time for me to try something new. I’ll have more to say soon, but first I’m going to take some time to rest and […]

The Markup hires Reilly as managing editor

The Markup editor in chief Sisi Wei issued the following on Tuesday: We’re excited to announce that Michael Reilly, a science and technology journalist for nearly two decades, will be joining The Markup as its managing editor. In this role Reilly will help refine and execute our journalistic vision, lead and manage the newsroom and its processes, […]

The Markup seeks two editors

The Markup is hiring two editors to oversee, guide, and elevate a steady rhythm of enterprise, accountability, and investigative journalism. You will: Oversee, edit, and coach reporters on stories from conception to final line edits on: Short and medium-sized enterprise projects In-depth, long-form investigative stories Follow-ups and other stories that can push an investigation further (because […]

The Markup founder Angwin departing tech news site

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 […]

NPR hires Kerr to cover tech

In a note to newsroom staff, Emily Kopp, acting chief business editor, made the following announcement: I’m thrilled to introduce NPR’s new tech reporter, Dara Kerr, who starts with us on Jan. 9. Along with our intrepid Bobby Allyn, Dara will examine the choices tech companies make and the influence they wield over our lives. […]

The Markup labor reporter Kerr departing for new opportunity

The Markup labor reporter Dara Kerr is leaving the technology news organization for a new opportunity. She had been covering Silicon Valley employees, gig and warehouse workers, and the ways labor is changing. She joined The Markup from CNET, where she was a senior reporter, covering the on-demand economy and tech culture. She previously was a freelance reporter […]