Tucson Festival of Books

Jeff Horwitz



Camas Gabel

Joanne and Howie Adams

Jeff Horwitz is a technology reporter for The Wall Street Journal. His work on “The Facebook Files” won the George Polk Award for Business Reporting and the Gerald Loeb Award for Beat Reporting. Previously an investigative reporter for the Associated Press in Washington, D.C., he now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. His new book is "Broken Code."

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Awards: Loeb Award, Polk Award


Scheduled events:
Dangerous Information
Information is at our fingertips, but so is disinformation, the damaging and intentional spreading of lies. Barbara McQuade explains the consequences while Jeff Horwitz reveals how Facebook failed to curb the spread of those lies as they became mainstream rhetoric. Then along comes Artificial Intelligence: AI is everywhere, including its somewhat frightening use for facial recognition technology that robs us of our privacy, as Kashmir Hill found.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kashmir Hill, Jeff Horwitz, Barbara McQuade
Moderator: Frank Figliuzzi
Extremes Of Life Online
Covering technology for two of the country's largest newspapers, Taylor Lorenz and Jeff Horwitz have a lot to say about the past, present and future of the online world. They tackle opposite aspects in their books: Jeff details the "damaging and manipulative tactics of Facebook," while Taylor emphasizes the happier prosperity online has offered to everyday users with a creative streak.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jeff Horwitz, Taylor Lorenz
Moderator: Danyelle Khmara
Secret Perils Of AI, Internet
Take a deep dive into the world behind the digital one we see. These three writers delve into the origin and uses of facial recognition technology, the failures at Facebook to control abuses and how algorithms "are a pervading force ... already influencing cultural consumers and creators."

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kyle Chayka, Kashmir Hill, Jeff Horwitz
Moderator: Andrew Brown

Book:
Broken Code
Inside Facebook and the Fight to Expose Its Harmful Secrets
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
January 2023
ISBN 9780385549189
336 pages
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