Readers' Representative Journal

Readers' Representative Journal A conversation on newsroom ethics and standards
Lorraine Ali named a TV critic for L.A. Times

Lorraine Ali has been named a television critic for the Los Angeles Times.

Ali, who has been a senior pop culture writer, joined The Times in 2011 as music editor. She will work with fellow critic Robert Lloyd and the rest of the television team, headed by editor Sarah Rodman.

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Matt Doig joining L.A. Times as assistant managing editor/investigations

Matt Doig is joining the Los Angeles Times as assistant managing editor, investigations.

Doig, currently investigations editor at the Seattle Times, will oversee the Los Angeles Times’ investigative team and work closely with editors and reporters on projects in other departments.

He previously oversaw investigations at Newsday and was an investigative editor and reporter at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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Jen Yamato joining L.A. Times Calendar staff as a film reporter

Jen Yamato is joining the Calendar staff as a film reporter beginning Jan. 2. Yamato has been an entertainment reporter and critic for the last two years at the Daily Beast, where she covered film, television and film festivals from Toronto to Sundance.

Yamato began her career as an editor at Rotten Tomatoes before becoming the West Coast editor and then executive editor of Movieline.

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Letters about Japanese internment weren't 'civil, fact-based discourse'

Many Times readers have taken issue with two letters in this week’s Travel section, which criticized a Nov. 27 article about National Park sites that address issues of race and ethnicity in America’s history.

The letters employed cultural stereotypes to suggest that the mass internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was justified, and sought to minimize the hardships they endured.

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L.A. Times ends relationship with freelancer who sent Trump tweet
L.A. Times donates Pulitzer award money to fund youth journalism project in San Bernardino