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Wall Street Journal columnist Kara Swisher to deliver 27th annual Caulfield Lecture

| By Stephanie Weaver
Kara Swisher
Kara Swisher

Loyola University Maryland welcomes Kara Swisher, technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), author and Internet commentator, for the 2015 Muriel and Clarence J. Caulfield Memorial Lecture on Monday, April 20, at 5 p.m. in McGuire Hall.

The event is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.

Swisher’s column, called “BoomTown,” appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section, and online. As one of the first reporters hired to cover the web at the WSJ, Swisher wrote feature articles on technology, and covered breaking news about the web’s major players and Internet policy issues. Prior to WSJ, Swisher was reporter at The Washington Post.

She has been co-producing D: All Things Digital, a major high-tech conference, for the past 11 years, with Walt Mossberg. She was the co-executive editor of AllThingsD.com from 2007 until the end of 2013. Her newest project, started in 2014, is serving as the co-executive editor of Re/code, a site for technology news, reviews and analysis.

Swisher won a Loeb Award for her coverage of Yahoo on AllThingsD.com. She also occasionally writes for Vanity Fair. She is the author of aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web, and There Must be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for Digital Future

Swisher will speak about how technology is a primary focus at the start until we move to what it does. She’ll also discuss how the Internet is now fading into the background, and the uses for it become the show.

Swisher received her bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

About the Caulfield Lecture:
Now in its 27th year, the Caulfield Lecture series at Loyola was established by the family of Clarence J. Caulfield, a 1922 alumnus who spent 26 years as an editor at The Baltimore Sun and was a mentor to such prominent writers as J. Anthony Lukas and Russell T. Baker. Hosted by the communication department, the Caulfield Lecture brings journalists and commentators of national stature to Loyola every year. Christine Brennan, USA Today sports columnist, spoke at last year’s lecture.

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