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Soon after Quinn Norton joined the editorial board, social media users discovered tweets in which she used slurs and spoke of her friendship with a Nazi.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail has long had a reputation as a scrappy and tenacious local watchdog, but it isn’t immune to the pressures of the industry.

The turmoil at The Los Angeles Times is the latest setback for Los Angeles, a region that has long suffered from a lack of civic institutions.

Jim Kirk, the former publisher of The Chicago Sun-Times, will take over as editor in chief. He will replace Lewis D’Vorkin, whose tenure roiled the newsroom.

The company brings in two veteran editors, Jim Kirk and Jim Rich, to quiet newsroom complaints that have threatened to seep across the company.

By a 248-44 vote, newsroom employees defied an anti-union campaign by Tronc management. Later, Ross Levinsohn went on a leave of absence following harassment allegations.

The newspaper’s Chicago-based owner, Tronc, has pushed back aggressively against the effort. The vote tally will be announced later in the month.