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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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The divide between most-saved content and most-returned-to content says a lot.
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The celebrated documentarian on the value of curiosity and the power of skepticism.
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The weekly “newspaper” may be reinventing the brand for the digital age.
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The service wants to be a user-friendly place for community members to come together.
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More evidence that Twitter’s algorithm rewards spikes over steadiness.
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