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A journalistic lesson for an algorithmic age: Let the scientific method be your guide
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May 28, 2013, 1:07 p.m.
LINK: www.nationaljournal.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Justin Ellis   |   May 28, 2013

National Journal attempts to peel back the curtain to get to know Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron, his plans for the Post, and how the paper stacks up in the digital age.

In Marty’s world, journalism is still practiced more as a sacred ritual than as a Pez dispenser for the BuzzFeed-addled crowd. He’s human Ritalin.

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