At least four journalists at tech news startup The Markup have resigned on Tuesday in the wake of the forced ouster of cofounder and editor in chief Julia Angwin.
Jon Keegan resigned his position as an investigative data journalist. He previously spent 18 years at The Wall Street Journal working as a visual correspondent and director of interactive graphics. He most recently had been at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism as a senior research fellow.
Lauren Kirchner resigned her position as an investigative reporter. She had been with The Markup since October 2018 and previously worked at ProPublica as a senior reporting fellow on the “Machine Bias” series. She holds a master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Surya Mattu resigned his position as an investigative data journalist. He had been with The Markup since September 2018 and previously was a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab/Center for Future Civic Media. He also worked as a data reporter on the special projects desk at Gizmodo.
Adrianne Jefferies, an investigative reporter, resigned a position at The Markup that she had just started in March. She was previously future editor at The Outline and managing editor at Vice’s tech and science site, Motherboard.
Jon was my main reporting partner at The Markup. I have been elated for the past six weeks, working at what I thought was paradise for investigative journalism. I am incredibly sad to leave this team, but I just resigned as well. https://t.co/D36Burclv1
— Adrianne Jeffries (@adrjeffries) April 23, 2019