Spot.Us names editor for L.A.

Anh Do, a former columnist for the Orange County Register and vice president of Nguoi Viet Daily News (the largest Vietnamese-language newspaper in the U.S.), will be the managing editor of LA.Spot.Us. That's the local arm of Spot.Us, which calls itself the "only 'crowd-sourced' Web site that focuses on local, long-form reporting" and that raises money from readers for journalism projects. “Anh Do’s energy will help us explore this great city and use our platform to better serve the community,” said David Cohn, founder of Spot.Us., in a release from partner USC Annenberg. “She brings an open mind on how to use this platform along with journalism and news judgment that will benefit the site's development. It's exciting to work with USC, and Anh helps solidify that relationship."

Noted: Another citizen reporting site,, says it's hiring reporters and freelancers in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Lynda Gorov, the former Boston Globe correspondent in L.A., is chief of correspondents. More info.

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