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Articles by Megan Garber

Megan Garber is a former assistant editor at the Lab. She was previously a staff writer at the Columbia Journalism Review, where she reported on the future of news for CJR.org’s News Frontier section. Megan is currently a staff writer for The Atlantic.
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