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Articles by Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton is a contributor at the Nieman Journalism Lab. He was previously a reporter at Digiday, where he covered the business of digital media. He’s also written for VentureBeat, ZDNet, The New York Observer and The Japan Times. When he’s not working, he’s probably at the movies.
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