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Christine Schmidt is a staff writer at the Lab after having been its 2017 Google News Lab Fellow. As a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, where she studied public policy, her journalism career has been shaped by internships at The Dallas Morning News, Snapchat, and NBC4 in Los Angeles. She hails from Chicago’s Southside Irish.
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“It’s a much better problem to have: How are you going to make those all work together, rather than how are you going to make it work at all.”
“At the beginning, we were very upset. But at the end, we can thank it because it exploded the bubble we were living in.”
“People are always on their phones, but this isn’t ‘Let’s just start shooting them info over text.’ When you integrate into somebody’s routine in an intimate way, it has to feel right for the platform.”