Jargon becomes WSJ’s tech and families columnist
Wall Street Journal chief news editor Jason Anders sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:
We’re delighted to announce that Julie Jargon will become The Wall Street Journal’s Tech & Families columnist.
This role, which will be part of the Technology Bureau and write mainly for the Life & Arts section, is one we are very excited about, and Julie is well suited for it. She brings to the job thoughtfulness, creativity and passion about helping readers navigate the often perplexing ways technology is changing our most important relationships. She also has an extensive track record as a Journal reporter exploring the ways businesses and their products affect our lives.
A WSJ veteran of nearly a dozen years, Julie has covered every corner of the food industry, with a recent focus on restaurants. She has chronicled the many problems at Starbucks, including Howard Schultz’s recent potential presidential bid, the dramatic saga at Papa John’s and the shaky turnaround at McDonald’s. She has also shown her eye for the humorous and the quirky as an author of numerous A-heds.
Prior to the Journal, Julie worked at Crain’s Chicago Business, the Denver alt-weekly Westword and the Boulder Planet. She has covered everything from contentious school boards to scandals at the Air Force Academy to local political races, one of which involved a city council candidate who was the reverend of Boulder’s Sacred Herb Church. She was born and raised in Denver, survived ten long winters in Chicago and moved to Southern California during the last Polar Vortex five years ago.
She lives outside of Los Angeles with her husband and three young children, who teach her new things about technology every day. Please join us in congratulating Julie and wishing her success.