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Articles by Laura Hazard Owen

Laura Hazard Owen is deputy editor of the Lab. She was previously the managing editor of Gigaom, where she also wrote about digital book publishing. She first became interested in paywalls and other Labby issues as a staff writer at paidContent.
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But also, what if the studies are kinda flawed in the first place?
It even stars Hamilton’s Jonathan Groff.
Plus: New Omidyar/Soros money for factchecking, changing your mind but not your vote, and lessons from Wikipedia.
What was once an imaginative mobile news app has become a big part of Sinclair’s national strategy — one that critics say pushes its conservative views on audiences.
Plus: How information overload makes fake news worse, the similarities between investigative journalists and people who spread conspiracy theories, and a Vox infographic that wasn’t.
“We’ve learned a lot over the last few years about how to construct a business model that allows a substantial but still relatively small news organization to thrive.”
It will be replaced by a more traditional app that also works on phones.
“We want to support people who actually live in these places reporting on their own states, about inequality, and then we want to bring them to traditional elite audiences.”
Plus: A bill to outlaw fake news in the Philippines, and the question of whether real news outlets should cover fake news.