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Articles by Adrienne LaFrance

Adrienne LaFrance is a reporter based in New York City. Adrienne was previously a staff reporter at the Lab and 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 has also reported and written for The Washington Post, worked as a news producer at WBUR, Boston’s NPR affiliate, and as a local news anchor for Hawaii’s NPR affiliate.
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December 17, 2013
“Just imagine having a beat not tethered to a physical place or set topic, but an abstract and ever-changing linked set of ideas that you get to explore in real-time with other curious people.”
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November 5, 2013
What happens when a newspaper decides to build its own Shark Tank?
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October 17, 2013
“Based on what I’ve seen from Omidyar, he believes journalism is a vehicle toward a better functioning democracy.”
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September 27, 2013
In Wisconsin, the state’s largest newspaper has committed itself to tough watchdog, investigative reporting. It’s led to journalistic success and respect from its audience.
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September 3, 2013
The daily baseball newsletter cuts through the endless sea of sports online. Can email newsletters be to the 2010s a bit of what blogs were to the 2000s?
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August 30, 2013
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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July 25, 2013
Gawker wants its Kinja platform to be a “truly interactive news platform.”
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March 25, 2013
The paper is including a print replica with an iPad-optimized layout and moving into Apple’s Newsstand.
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March 22, 2013
Goodbye The Local East Village — hello Bedford + Bowery.
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February 5, 2013
How an algorithm could change your newsroom’s social publishing strategy.
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January 23, 2013
After 13 months, The New York Times this week discontinued its elections app rather than turn it into a general politics app. Here’s what they learned along the way.
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January 22, 2013
A few hints of web-native storytelling are in the Times’ repackaged print sections.
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December 10, 2012
The tech news site, which started out in Philadelphia and spread to Baltimore, is heading to bigger markets — Boston and D.C. are coming, too.
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As retailers court holiday shoppers, news companies try to get in on the action.
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November 1, 2012
“If news organizations are about keeping you up to date, Upworthy is more about reminding you what matters.”