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Jeff Hargarten

Covers:  data, science, health, technology, dataviz, legislatures, business, banking, government, military, research, intelligence, censorship, first amendment, internet culture, internet freedom
Doesn't Cover: arts, entertainment, sports

Datamancer for @StarTribune. Tweets: data, dataviz, elections, infosec, dystopia, despair. commentary = mine; rt != endorsement; pgp =

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I am a computer scientist turned journalist, a hack and a hacker seeking the ultimate synthesis of both.

As a reporter, I seek to report in-depth stories presented as longform articles.

As a developer, I visualize large datasets into something that could be loosely described as art.

Under both ba...

What was your first job as a journalist?

As a staff reporter for the Minnesota Daily.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

It's aiding the change in how people are absorbing information, which is incidentally and by osmosis through tiny headlines and snippets.

Hearst Fellowship

A fellowship granted to those applicants deemed the best journalists. Winners are awarded a year each at two major Hearst-owned newspaper. I was destined for the San Francisco Chronicles, but life took me different places, so I did not go.

Most Likely to Win a Pulitzer

Award given to a Minnesota Daily employee.