They won a Pulitzer, and now they help citizens with FOI requests…

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A tiny nugget from the LA Times’ winning coverage of the Bell, California scandal

Jeff Gottlieb, one of the two reporters who exposed corruption in Bell, Calif., tells Al Tompkins that “one of our city desk assistants still answers those calls and helps people with their public records filings.” The Times created a public records section on its website that has a primer on disclosure laws and enables reporters and the public to share public documents…

Needless to say, this makes my heart glow.

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