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Articles by Caroline O'Donovan

Caroline O’Donovan is a staff writer at the Nieman Journalism Lab, where she covers media, technology and the future of the news business. As a Lab staffer, she’s been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered and CBS Radio. Previously, she was a fellow at Chicago Public Media, where she reported and produced stories in the Chicago area, as well as for American Public Media’s Marketplace.
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