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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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The Reuters Institute’s annual report on digital news contains some surprises.
“We wanted to reach an audience we’re not reaching as well as we could.”
Plus: Can machine learning fix (some of) the fake news problem? And Facebook wants you to help it answer some hard questions.
Plus: Even more bad news for fact checking, and how a fake news story spread from a Russian “satire” site to FoxNews.com.
“Our goal has been to just start from the ground up: If you were to design a PR agency today, from a software engineer’s perspective, how would you approach it?”
The Intercept’s big story on the Russian government’s attempts to hack the U.S. election offers lessons for leakers and the news outlets they leak to.
Funcionária da NSA foi localizada por marcas em documentos.
Plus: Make your own fake Facebook story, “giant man-bats that spent their days collecting fruit and holding animated conversations,” and the AP’s guidelines on fake news.