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Answering Your Questions Is My New Job

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Carla Javier, LAist's new (and first!) community engagement reporter. (Quincy Surasmith/LAist)
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Here at LAist, my colleagues and I have received more than 4,700 questions from you about COVID-19 (not to mention the ones we’ve gotten about voting, racism, and unemployment benefits).

And now it is officially my job to help answer those questions with reporting and stories. As LAist’s new community engagement reporter:

  • I want to know what you want to know about. Or tell me your concerns. Or share something amazing that’s happening in your world so I can help shine a light on it. (After all, we could all use some good news these days). No question or tip is too small, too big, or too seemingly obvious.

  • I can help by seeking out the hard-to-find answers. I will take your questions and concerns to officials and experts. I will put their answers into context. I will listen to you and aim to share feelings and life experiences not commonly reflected in the news.

  • I will read, look and listen to everything you send me, and apply it. I won’t have all the answers immediately, and may not be able to respond directly to everyone, but your messages will inform my understanding as I investigate, report, keep our leaders accountable, and ask my own tough questions of others.

If you have a question or notice something you think I should be looking into, email me at cjavier@scpr.org, DM me on Twitter @carlamjavier, or fill out this form.

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