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Laura Hazard Owen

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New York, NY
Deputy Editor, Nieman Lab
Covers:  books, e-readers, bestsellers, ebooks, reading apps, amazon, barnes & noble, reading, digital magazines, digital reading trends, self-publishing
Doesn't Cover: most individual book titles, advertising, tv and broadcast technology, fashion, movies, health, sports, gaming, celebrities

Deputy editor @niemanlab, laura@niemanlab.org. I also write a parenting newsletter: tinyletter.com/laurahazardowen

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Biography

I cover digital book publishing for paidContent and GigaOM. That includes ebooks and e-readers, Amazon, pricing, marketing, bestsellers, DRM, self-publishing, startups and technology and other industry trends.

Before paidContent, I was the editorial director of Publishing Trends, a newsletter for...

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@laurahazardowen — 14,079 followers, 10,935 tweets

Sep 21, 2017

@JesseHolcomb no, it's a good idea. my year end piece is just gonna read IT'S ALL CONNECTED [fin]

Sep 21, 2017

For #1 - they're aiming for 50% local, 50% from elsewhere. rest of thread has lots of good q's!  https://twitter.com/mkramer/status/910527185672339457 

Sep 21, 2017

On this topic, I am looking for more glowing profiles of fake news bros past & present. If you have them please send my way (for a column) https://t.co/dHjdTbVIuc

Sep 21, 2017

Turns out people aren't great at fact-checking their own lives/the roles their ex-wives played in their success  https://www.wired.com/story/snopes-and-the-search-for-facts-in-a-post-fact-world 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

When I was eight, I wrote an animal rights email newsletter called "Kids Who Kare." I sent it to about ten subscribers on AOL.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, at my grandparents' house. The sound is very satisfying.

How is social media changing news?

Many stories emerge on Twitter first. Twitter also gives journalists greater -- and quicker -- access to all kinds of sources.