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“The truth is always what reporters tell each other when they get back to the newsroom.”

Kara Swisher started covering digital issues for the Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau in 1997. Her column, “BoomTown,” originally appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also online at Previously, Kara covered breaking news about the web’s major players and Internet policy issues, as one of the first hires to cover the web. She also wrote a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home gadget issues called “Home Economics.”

Over the last 11 years, Kara has co-produced D: All Things Digital, a major high-tech conference with interviewees such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, with Walt Mossberg. The gathering is considered one of the leading conferences focused on the convergence of tech and media industries.

Kara won a Loeb Award while at for her coverage of Yahoo. She also writes occasionally for Vanity Fair magazine, which is owned by Condé Nast.

Previously, she worked as a reporter at the Washington Post. She is also the author of “ How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web,” published by Times Business Books in July 1998. The sequel, “There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future,” was published in the fall of 2003 by Crown Business Books.

“Readers appreciate the truth. Based on my reporting, if a situation is a mess, then I say that.”
Executive Director



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