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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. 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...

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@JeffHargarten — 2,253 followers, 7,691 tweets

Jul 21, 2017

RT @StarTribune: Here's a copy of the statement sent out with Police Chief Janee Harteau's resignation. Story:…

Jul 21, 2017

RT @StarTribune: Bicyclists sought as a possible witness to the fatal police shooting of Justine Damond has been found, interviewed.…

Jul 21, 2017

RT @StarTribune: Philando Castile's mother comforts Justine Damond's fiancé during march for justice in Minneapolis…

Jul 21, 2017

RT @PressSec: It's been an honor & a privilege to serve @POTUS @realDonaldTrump & this amazing country. I will continue my service through…

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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.