Los Angeles Times

Michelle Maltais

Writer

Michelle Maltais serves as deputy director of audience engagement. Since she joined the Los Angeles Times in 1997 as a copy editor, Michelle has gone where no one has gone before. (Yes, she’s a bit of a “Star Trek” nerd as well.) She served as the newsroom’s first broadcast producer and interactive video executive producer, in addition to occasionally writing on a variety of topics including technology and family. In her off time, Michelle geeks out on grammar, sci-fi and movie minutiae.

Recent Articles

  • What's your Loving story? A snapshot of your multiracial family

    What's your Loving story? A snapshot of your multiracial family

    Virginia might be for lovers now, but in the 1950s, things were a bit different. Take the case of the Lovings: Mildred was black and Native American, and her childhood sweetheart, Richard Loving, was white. And back then interracial marriage wasn’t just complicated – it was illegal. Since they...

  • Use LinkedIn? You might want to change that password ... now

    Use LinkedIn? You might want to change that password ... now

    Another day, another security breach. They've almost become routine to many of us.  This latest one actually happened in 2012, when LinkedIn, and later EHarmony, revealed that hackers had stolen the login info for about 6.5 million users. The new development is the revelation it actually affected over...

  • Your kid might be 'addicted' to tech. Is that a problem?

    Your kid might be 'addicted' to tech. Is that a problem?

    Quick, how many times an hour do you check your phone? Can you resist the siren call of your device?  Sure, these tools have rewired our culture in some productive ways. But the pervasive integration of technology has led many to wonder whether we might be on track to become more slave than master...

  • Not your mama's Highlights magazine

    Not your mama's Highlights magazine

    Highlights, that ubiquitous magazine in the waiting rooms of childhood, has gone interactive. Highlights Every Day, a new app from the magazine publisher, goes beyond simply making the children’s magazine digital. It translates the immersive experience of delving into a Highlights magazine into...

  • That interchange you just drove was designed by a woman

    That interchange you just drove was designed by a woman

    When’s the last time you thought about the freeway? Not about which freeway to take or traffic flow -- or lack thereof -- but about the actual freeway.  Well, here's a little something to ponder as you race down the 10 or the 405 anytime this Women’s History Month:  The three-level San Diego-Santa...

  • Should Apple unlock the San Bernardino terrorist's phone? Tell us what you think

    Should Apple unlock the San Bernardino terrorist's phone? Tell us what you think

    Legal experts say the battle between Apple and the feds is about more than simply helping investigate the San Bernardino terrorist attack. Its part of an epic fight over privacy and national security. The court battle would be a seminal moment in balancing "privacy and civil liberty against government...

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