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Justin Chang joining L.A. Times as film critic

Justin Chang, chief film critic for Variety, will be joining The Times as a film critic.

Chang is one of the rising stars of film criticism – respected by colleagues, competitors and filmmakers alike. He was awarded the inaugural Roger Ebert Award for diversity in film journalism in 2014, and has been recognized by the Los Angeles Press Club for his reviews and commentary.

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Natalie Kitroeff to cover California economy for L.A. Times

Natalie Kitroeff has joined The Times as the Business section's California economy reporter.

Kitroeff comes to The Times from Bloomberg BusinessWeek, where she covered higher education and student debt.

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Tanya Erlach joins L.A. Times as director of editorial events

Tanya Erlach is joining the Los Angeles Times as the newsroom’s director of editorial events.

In this new position, Erlach will tap the newsroom's deep journalistic talent to expand on the L.A. Times’  long tradition of being at the center of the cultural, political and social conversation in California.

Erlach created a live events business for the Texas Tribune, where she has worked since 2009.

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10 authors named L.A. Times Critics at Large, will contribute to Books section

The Times has assembled a panel of distinguished and diverse writers who will regularly contribute to the Books section. 

The 10 authors who make up the Los Angeles Times Cultural Critics At Large have published works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. They have won dozens of prizes. A majority have deep connections to Southern California, even though they hail from four different nations.

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Lindsey Thiry joins L.A. Times sports staff as multimedia reporter

Lindsey Thiry, who has been blogging on USC football for The Times, is joining the staff as a general assignment reporter focused on multimedia storytelling.

In her new role, Thiry will use her reporting skills and her expertise in video, both in front of the camera and behind it, to enhance The Times' coverage of baseball, basketball, football and other beats.

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Jaweed Kaleem is L.A. Times' new race and justice reporter

Jaweed Kaleem is joining the national staff of the Los Angeles Times, covering race and justice issues.

Kaleem comes to The Times after five years at the Huffington Post, where he was the senior religion reporter.

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