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Write Jack Shafer’s Latest Bogus Trend Story For Him

Opportunity for one astute writer to nab a byline or is Jack Shafer just taking the week off? Whatever the reason, this week if you spot a trend story that relies on dicey data or weak anecdotes, e-mail it and a 2-3 paragraph critique of its “bogosity” to Shafer and you may see your story on

Yesterday’s story was about the growth of thrift stores in the bad economy.

We asked Shafer about his motivation for the week-long crowdsourcing experiment; we’ll update if he gets back to us.

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