In 2007 the Los Angeles Times won a Pulitzer Prize, Risser Prize and SPJ award for some serious regional reporting about ocean pollution and migrant workers and uranium mining. So what sorts of stories did readers actually click on that year? A sex-change journal, Paris Hilton in jail, something about Kelly Clarkson and lots of national news. Obviously readers want a site "heavy on local news and politcs" an ingenious LA Times editor concludes. Riiight. The sorts of stories they should be running instead, after the jump.

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