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Winners of the L.A. Times' 2014 Editorial Awards

The Los Angeles Times' Editorial Awards for 2014 were presented Wednesday evening in a ceremony that honored the newsroom's commitment to excellence and to the search for truth.

"Ours is a newsroom that’s relevant, passionate and diligently serving readers," Editor Davan Maharaj said. "Who else would have spent countless hours turning the handwritten names of L.A.’s unclaimed dead into a database...

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Angel Rodriguez named L.A. Times sports editor

Times Editor Davan Maharaj and Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin have announced that Angel Rodriguez is The Times' new sports editor.

Rodriguez comes to The Times from the Washington Post, and previously was sports editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer and home page manager of the Arizona Republic. And as a member of ESPN, he helped launch the Spanish-language 

Rodriguez has been a leader...

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L.A. Times expands leadership, adds Mitra Kalita as M.E.

Times Publisher Austin Beutner and Editor Davan Maharaj have announced an expansion of the newsroom leadership and the hiring of S. Mitra Kalita as managing editor for editorial strategy. Their announcement follows. 

To the staff:

The news environment and the needs of readers are changing more rapidly than at any time in the history of our industry. The Los Angeles Times should do more than keep pace...

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Dislike a comment? The button is back

By popular demand, the "dislike" button is back as a feature in the comments sections of 

As of today, an up arrow and a down arrow appears below each comment, next to the "reply" and "share" buttons. If you hover over them, you'll see the option to "like" or "dislike" the comment.

We heard from a number of readers when we switched commenting platforms last year that having the ability...

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2014 marked by explanatory, accountability journalism

Dear Readers,

As we embark on a new year, I want to take a moment to thank you for reading and to look back at the highlights of 2014.

Last year, the Los Angeles Times continued its tradition of delivering agenda-setting coverage of local, state, regional, national and international news. Our reporters and editors held officials accountable and touched readers. Our recent “Product of Mexico” series...

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Renewal scam targets L.A. Times subscribers

Los Angeles Times subscribers have been receiving what appears to be an annual renewal notice, but at a rate about 40% higher than the actual cost.

An article in Wednesday's LATExtra section said that about 500 subscribers so far have reported receiving the fraudulent mailings.

The notice marked "Notice of renewal/New order" says it is from Readers Payment Service or Publishers Distribution Services...

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