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Slate's Press Box: Newspaper Circulation Scams

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Slate's Press Box: Newspaper Circulation Scams

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Slate's Press Box: Newspaper Circulation Scams

Slate's Press Box: Newspaper Circulation Scams

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Officials from several newspapers have recently confessed to fudging their circulation numbers. Slate editor-at-large Jack Shafer talks to NPR's Noah Adams about why media officials would do such a thing, and what it could mean for public trust of the press.