Lauren Kirchner

Investigative Reporter

Lauren Kirchner wrote for The Markup about the intersection between government and technology and how the use of data in decisions affects us all, particularly the most vulnerable. She left The Markup in July 2022.

She previously worked at ProPublica, where she was part of the team of reporters and programmers who were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for their “Machine Bias” series.

Her reporting on technology and criminal justice has appeared in The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, and Pacific Standard magazine, among others. Lauren began her journalism career at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

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