A Lakers fan celebrates the team's win as he hangs out of a car in downtown Los Angeles.

Lakers Win Championship, Illegal Ballot Drop Boxes Pop Up

On the Oct. 12 edition of the Reporter Roundup, KPCC reporters discuss reactions to the Lakers winning the NBA championship, the unofficial ballot drop boxes that popped up in Southern California over the weekend and the appeal of a new diversity metric for the film industry. 

Lakers Catharsis 
Hundreds of people gathered outside of Staples Center Sunday night to celebrate the Lakers winning their 17th NBA championship. Chava Sanchez describes what the win meant for a lot of fans and the confrontations between crowds and police that followed. 

Ballot Dropoff Boxes 
The Orange County District Attorney is investigating homemade, unofficial ballot drop boxes set up at churches, political party offices and retail locations. Libby Denkmann reports on who’s behind this illegal collection of ballots. 

Diversity Metric 
A new UCLA report on the financial implications of films with diverse casts and stories found more diversity leads to greater profit. John Horn discusses the report’s findings and the Authentically Inclusive Representation metric identified by researchers. 

Featured Reporters:
Chava Sanchez @chavatweets1 
Libby Denkmann @libdenk 
John Horn @JGHorn 
Klarize Medenilla (from Asian Journal) @Klarize 
Adriene Hill @adrienehill 

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