Jen Yamato

Jen Yamato is an internet-era journalist working at one of the last print news institutions in America, The LA Times. That in itself is interesting, but it’s only the latest step in a writing career that’s also included time spent working at Rotten Tomatoes, Deadline, Movieline, and The Daily Beast. This week, after warning us that she’s a Gemini, Jen talks with Sam about the best year of her life–age 17 (11:40), changes she’s witnessed to the journalism landscape (20:05), and the recent spate of sexual misconduct accusations shaking the film industry (54:00).

Show notes:

  • Check out Jen’s writing about film at The LA Times.
  • Follow Jen on Twitter here.

Music for the show is by Dylan Peck:

Original illustrations by Krishna Shenoi: