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Articles by Shan Wang

Shan Wang is a staff writer at the Lab. She previously worked in editorial at Harvard University Press, and has reported for Boston.com and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. One of the first news stories she ever wrote was about Muggle Quidditch for The Harvard Crimson. She was born in Shanghai, grew up in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and is a Ray Allen devotee.
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“Should we still think of news as a separate space, as a specific type of information?”
“Czy powinniśmy traktować media jako osobną przestrzeń, czy raczej pewien rodzaj informacji?”
“A nossa definição simples, para os objectivos da wiki, é que ‘verdade’ é algo em que geralmente acreditam as pessoas em posição de saber, que têm probabilidade de dizer a verdade.”
“Our simple definition, for the purposes of the wiki, is that ‘truth’ is something generally believed by people in a position to know, that are likely to tell the truth.”