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Join ALOUD at the LAPL Studio City branch for a full day of films and conversation on the topic of investigative journalism. Only available for one part of the event? Feel free to join us at any point!

Meg James

Meg James is an award-winning Los Angeles Times investigative and corporate media reporter. For more than two decades, Meg has covered the business of entertainment, including the TV industry, film production and the shift to streaming. Her investigation into racism and sexism within CBS’ television station group prompted network change. She was the lead reporter on The Times’ coverage of “Rust” shooting tragedy by Alec Baldwin, work selected as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the 2022 breaking news category. Her investigative collaboration with a colleague on the crumbling empire of a low-budget movie producer was made into a 2023 Hulu documentary, “The Randall Scandal: Love, Loathing & Vanderpump.” Meg was honored as the 2022 National Entertainment Print Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club. The Wyoming native, a graduate of University of Colorado and the Columbia University School of Journalism, lives with her husband and dog in the South Bay. 

Elly Yu

Elly Yu is an investigative reporter at LAist 89.3 FM. After her and her colleague’s investigations into troubled nursing homes, state lawmakers passed legislation addressing issues they exposed. Before LAist, Elly was a reporter at NPR member stations in Washington D.C. and Atlanta, where she covered health, state politics and immigration. Her work has aired on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, Marketplace and Reveal among others. 

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