Readers' Representative Journal

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Geoff Berkshire named film editor for L.A. Times

Geoff Berkshire is joining the Los Angeles Times entertainment team as film editor.

For the past three years, Berkshire has served as an associate editor and film critic for Variety, overseeing film features, special sections as well as the big festivals and awards shows.

Prior to that, he worked as an entertainment editor and film critic at Zap2it, Metromix and Movieline.

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A look at L.A. Times signature projects of 2016

The Los Angeles Times’ accomplishments in 2016 included winning its 44th Pulitzer Prize, and attaining record growth in digital readership and subscriptions.

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L.A. Times updates LGBTQ style guidelines, adopts singular 'they'

The Times has updated its guidelines for covering the LGBTQ community.

As our understanding of gender and sexual orientation evolves, so does language. The Times’ goal is to be contemporary, clear and flexible, while maintaining consistency of style.

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Gus Garcia-Roberts joining new investigative team at L.A. Times launches new platform for comments

The Times has launched a new, more interactive commenting platform on

This platform, from SolidOpinion, will allow users to earn points, which can be used to elevate a comment into one of three “promoted comments” positions at the top of a thread.

Users can bid to promote either their own or others’ comments.

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'Champion to the American people': Readers express support for a free press
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