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Los Angeles Times has added a reporter to cover Black Twitter

Los Angeles Times Managing Editor S. Mitra Kalita announced in a memo to staff on Monday that the Times has added a reporter to cover Black Twitter. Dexter Thomas joins us today to cover Black Twitter (which really is so much more complicated than that). He will work closely with the newsroom and #EmergingUS to find communities online (Black Medium … Read More
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5 things John Carroll taught me about great investigative projects

John Carroll speaking in this 2003 file photo. At middle is Todd Merriman, who was the senior editor/news of The San Diego Union-Tribune, and Kathleen Carroll, right, executive editor of The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) When John Carroll visited me and Poynter in January 2013, he was a trim, vigorous retiree in his early 70s. So the … Read More
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Angel Rodriguez moved from digital to print and now uses both skills at the L.A. Times

The cover of Sunday's Los Angeles Times sports section, courtesy Los Angeles Times About a month ago, the sports department at the Los Angeles Times was fully-staffed, ready for a day that included a horse race, a basketball game and a boxing match. "It looked like a Tuesday," said Angel Rodriguez, sports editor. By 3 p.m., the Times' … Read More
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'Investigative reporting is obviously alive and well' and other observations from first-time Pulitzer jurors

Pulitzer Medals. (Photo from Columbia University) This year, several first-time Pulitzer Prize jurors came from online news organizations and platforms, including Quartz, Twitter, Trove, The Marshall Project and The Texas Tribune. I spoke with three of them about their experiences judging the Pulitzers. They can't talk in specifics about entries, but they did talk about what the Pulitzers … Read More
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S. Mitra Kalita heads to the L.A. Times to 'develop and refine new styles of journalism'

S. Mitra Kalita, executive editor-at-large at Quartz, will join the Los Angeles Times as managing editor for editorial strategy, LA Times publisher Austin Beutner and editor Davan Maharaj told staff in an email on Wednesday. A creative force behind the business news site Quartz, with a background in traditional journalism as well, Mitra will join The Times … Read More
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SXSW report: Washington Post's digital numbers even better than officials claimed

According to Capital New York, Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron and Chief Information Officer Shailesh Prakash gave a presentation at the South by Southwest Interactive festival on how the technological innovations introduced by Jeff Bezos have changed the newspaper's fortunes. And they made a remarkable claim: according to numbers produced by comScore, the Post's number of unique … Read More
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Jose Antonio Vargas and the L.A. Times create a platform for immigration and identity

CNN | Los Angeles Times On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times announced a new partnership with journalist Jose Antonio Vargas in creating #EmergingUS. According to a press release, the multimedia platform will examine "the intersection of race, immigration, identity and the complexities of multiculturalism. #EmergingUS will aim to illuminate these issues and create a dialogue at a … Read More
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Journalist on Cuba: 'My mom has been waiting and waiting and waiting'

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. A more personal look at the Cuba story On Wednesday, Maria Carrillo, a senior editor at the Houston Chronicle, spent a lot of time on the phone with her mother, a Cuban exile. "I am an American, born here, raised here, never been to the island where my parents were born. But … Read More
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Newspaper distributor to do same-day delivery for Amazon

It's Thursday. Here's a pop quiz: How many media stories do you think you're about to get? UK newspaper distributor will do same-day Amazon deliveries: "Connect Group will make early morning deliveries at the same time as it delivers daily newspapers and use contractors to fulfill a second delivery in the afternoon." Connect distributes The Guardian and The Mirror, … Read More