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Articles by Laura Hazard Owen

Laura Hazard Owen is deputy editor of the Lab. She was previously the managing editor of Gigaom, where she also wrote about digital book publishing. She first became interested in paywalls and other Labby issues as a staff writer at paidContent.
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“We’re going to do our job — we won’t chill our coverage in any way — but we’re not going to spread hate or misinformation.”
“In the U.S., though there are some outlets with populist audiences — such as Fox and HuffPost — it is clear that the majority of outlets have audiences that are predominately non-populist left, such as The New York Times.”
“The average (median) number of news subscriptions per person among those that pay is one in almost every country.”
“Our effort here is to understand what political speech looks like in Canada when it comes to advertising.”
“The only way to put women in leadership is to do it for the first time.”
Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to identify made-up news as a “very big problem.” They are also more likely to say that they see it “often,” and they are three times as likely as Democrats to blame journalists for creating it.