After Pulitzer-winning corruption coverage, LA Times helps citizens with public records requests

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Jeff Gottlieb, one of the two reporters who exposed corruption in Bell, Calif., tells Al Tompkins that "one of our city desk assistants still answers those calls and helps people with their public records filings." The Times created a public records section on its website that has a primer on disclosure laws and enables reporters and the public to share public documents. The service uses the document sharing service DocumentCloud. || More on the winning Times duo: Pulitzer winner's Guatemalan family once cared for by Times "angels." || || Discuss the Prizes with Roy Harris Jr. on washingtonpost.com, today at 11 a.m. || The prize that wasn't: New rules the reason for no Pulitzer for breaking news? || Reaction from winners in Pulitzer announcement post.

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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