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Articles by Laura Hazard Owen

Laura Hazard Owen is the editor of Nieman Journalism Lab.
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“We were not going to quote Trump making his absurd claims about the election. We weren’t going to quote any of his many false statements. We were not going to give them oxygen.”
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