Kara Swisher

Silicon Valley's 'most powerful' tech journalist, New York Times contributor, and co-founder of Recode

Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is the Executive Producer of the Code conference. She also is a contributing writer to the New York Times Opinion section and appears weekly on NBC.

Swisher co-founded the Recode website and, before that co-founded the AllThingsD.com website for the Wall Street Journal and also co-produced and co-hosted D: All Things Digital conference, with Mossberg. The gathering, with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and all the other leading players, was the premiere event in the tech and media industries.

Swisher worked in San Francisco bureau for the WSJ. For many years, she wrote the column, BoomTown, which appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section. Previously, Swisher covered breaking news about the Web’s major players and Internet policy issues and also wrote feature articles on technology for the paper. She has also written a weekly column on home tech issues called Home Economics.

Previously, Swisher worked as a business reporter at the Washington Post and as an editor at the City Paper in Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her graduate degree at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

Swisher is also the author of aol.com: 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.

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Kara Swisher

The UBC Phil Lind Initiative Presents: Kara Swisher

Enjoy this recording from the Phil Lind Initiative series on The Future of Media with Kara Swisher, Silicon Valley’s ‘most powerful’ tech journalist, New York Times contributor, and co-founder of Recode.

The conversation was held on April 4, 2022 at the UBC Frederic Wood Theatre and was moderated by Kathryn Gretsinger, Associate Professor of Teaching, School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, UBC.

This event was hosted by the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia.