Readers' Representative Journal

Readers' Representative Journal A conversation on newsroom ethics and standards
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
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