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Jack Jones dies at 86; former longtime Los Angeles Times reporter
Jack Jones dies at 86; former longtime Los Angeles Times reporter

Jack Jones, a longtime Los Angeles Times reporter who was part of a team that shared the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper's coverage of the Watts riots and their aftermath, has died. He was 86. Jones, who retired in 1989, died of lung disease Thursday at his Oceanside home, said his wife, Brie. The Times received the Pulitzer for local reporting for its coverage of the several days of bloodshed and destruction during the Watts riots in August 1965 and for a follow-up series that ran the following October. When order was restored, Times reporters returned to the community to gauge "The View From Watts," a series of several articles that ran under Jones' byline. He...

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