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Articles by Adrienne LaFrance

Adrienne LaFrance is a former staff reporter for the Nieman Journalism Lab. Previously she was a national reporter for Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, where she specialized in investigative reporting and breaking news. Before that she opened the Washington bureau of Honolulu Civil Beat, where she covered Congress, federal elections, and the intersection of money and politics. Adrienne is currently a senior associate editor at The Atlantic.
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After having trouble finding journalists ready for graduate-level computer science, the university is trying to build a bridge to quantitative skills.
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Gawker wants its Kinja platform to be a “truly interactive news platform.”
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The paper is including a print replica with an iPad-optimized layout and moving into Apple’s Newsstand.
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Goodbye The Local East Village — hello Bedford + Bowery.
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