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Just one day after Michelle Alexander was announced as the New York Times‘ new Opinion Pages columnist, Lauretta Charlton was announced as the new editor of Race/Related, the publication’s race issues team.

“At The New Yorker, Lauretta has been involved in various digital initiatives, helping to develop a new online news feature called The Current, introducing and editing a feature called The New Yorker Recommends, and managing the Listening Booth,” the Times wrote in its official announcement on Friday (June 22). “Previously, at New York magazine, she wrote a regular music column, and at the Public Theater, she organized an event for visual artists to collaborate with musicians during live performances at Joe’s Pub.”

Charlton is also a board member at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, a nonprofit working toward ending homelessness and AIDS. She graduated from the University of San Francisco and completed a six-week course at Columbia that focused on book and magazine publishing.

Read more from the announcement here.

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