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Doug Smith


As database editor of the Los Angeles Times, Doug Smith hunts down and analyzes data for news and investigative projects. Besides “Grading the Teachers,” he has contributed to investigations of construction abuse in the community college system and the rising toll of prescription drug overdoses. Smith has been at The Times since 1970, covering local and state government, criminal justice, politics and education. He was the lead writer for Times’ coverage of the infamous North Hollywood shootout, winner of a 1997 Pulitzer Prize. Between 2005 and 2008, Smith made five trips to Iraq on loan to our foreign desk.

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