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Laura Hazard Owen

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, I also write a parenting newsletter:

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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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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.