The Los Angles Times received a $1 million grant from the Ford Foundation that will allow the newspaper to hire five new reporters to “focus on the Vietnamese, Korean and other immigrant communities, the California prison system, the border region and Brazil.”

The two-year grant comes with no strings attached, giving the Los Angeles Times complete control over their editorial hires and coverage.

After the jump is the memo from editor Davan Maharaj, from LA ObservedRead more