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L.A. Times donates Pulitzer award money to fund youth journalism project in San Bernardino
Trump recording tests L.A. Times standards, deadlines

The release Friday of a 2005 videotape of Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women tested The Times’ language standards and its print production deadlines.

In comments caught by an open microphone, Trump refers in crude terms to groping women and pursuing sex with a married acquaintance. The Washington Post broke the story Friday afternoon.

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L.A. Times OxyContin report receives investigative journalism honors
Mary McNamara named assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment

Mary McNamara, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2015 for her television criticism, has been named The Times’ assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment. 

McNamara, who joined The Times in 1990, has been an assigning editor for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, a feature writer for Life & Style and a reporter covering movies before becoming a television critic eight years ago. 

In awarding her the

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David Montero joining L.A. Times as Las Vegas correspondent
Anna Phillips joins L.A. Times as education reporter

Anna Phillips has joined the Los Angeles Times as a member of the Metro education team.

Phillips most recently covered legal affairs and the criminal justice system for the Tampa Bay Times.

In announcing her hiring, Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin said Phillips has great talent both for investigative work and for putting a human face on complex legal issues.

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