Joanna Stern

Joanna Stern

Senior Personal Technology Columnist, The Wall Street Journal


Joanna Stern is an award-winning journalist who has spent the better part of two decades covering gadgets and apps, and helping people make smarter tech decisions. Among other honors, she received the 2016 Loeb Award in video for her out-of-the-box but always informative short films.

Ms. Stern is a CNBC contributor and often appears on national television and radio programs. Before joining the Journal in 2013, she was the technology editor at ABC News and before that a reviewer and editor at The Verge. She graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., and lives in New Jersey with her wife, son and dog. You can email Joanna at and follow her on Twitter: @JoannaStern.


Personal Technology

The Apple Devices You Should—and Should NOT—Buy Right Now

2020欧洲杯APPJune 25, 2020 02:55 pm ET

It’s a bad time to buy an iPhone—and many other Apple gadgets. Coming software updates will make your current devices better, and hardware updates for the iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac and more are expected this fall.

Joanna Stern

Tweet Responsibly: A Guide to Twitter in 2020

2020欧洲杯APPMay 28, 2020 09:02 pm ET

People and politicians are using Twitter more, and the company has new policies and tools. Here’s what we need to remember when entering the mess.

Personal Technology

Slow Wi-Fi? Incessant notifications? Slack taking over your life? You aren’t alone. WSJ’s Joanna Stern provides daily solutions to readers’ tech problems. She has gathered them here.


iOS Update Addresses iPhone Coronavirus Gripes

2020欧洲杯APPMay 20, 2020 06:13 pm ET

The latest version, iOS 13.5, includes features like faster unlocking by people wearing face masks, Covid-19 exposure-notification app support and improved group FaceTime calling

Joanna Stern

The Trouble With Coronavirus Contact-Tracing Apps

2020欧洲杯APPMay 9, 2020 09:38 pm ET

Contact-tracing apps aim to help health authorities trace paths of coronavirus infection, and in many cases, to notify users that they’ve been near a person infected by Covid-19. Yet while trying to solve one big problem, they create a lot more small ones.

Personal Technology

MacBook Pro Rights Wrongs by Fixing Awkward Keyboard

2020欧洲杯APPMay 4, 2020 04:09 pm ET

After years of trying to fix its flawed butterfly keyboard, Apple has put an end to it. The latest MacBook is the last to receive the new “magic” keyboard, based on an older, more reliable design.

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