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‘Chasing Aphrodite’ authors Jason Felch, Ralph Frammolino: Live Chat, May 23


Chasing Aphrodite book cover

"Chasing Aphrodite" is due out May 24.

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In 2006, Los Angeles Times reporters Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino were Pulitzer finalists in investigative reporting for exposing the role of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and other American museums in the black market for looted antiquities.

That reporting formed the beginning of a book, due out May 24, called “Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum.” The book “exposes the layer of dirt beneath the polished façade of the museum business,” its website says. Amazon top 500 reviewer Jill Meyer has described it as “a wonderful read about greed.” To read an excerpt, go to the NPR coverage of the book.

In a live chat at 2 p.m. EDT May 23, Felch and Frammolino will take your questions about the business of museums, investigative reporting and book publishing. They are long-time reporters but first-time authors.

Jason Felch, reporter, Los Angeles Times

Jason Felch

Felch’s work has been honored by the Education Writers Association, the National Association of Science Writers and the Society of Environmental Journalists, among others. Prior to joining the Times in 2004, he was a fellow at the Center for Investigative Reporting and a freelance writer.

Ralph Frammolino, former reporter, Los Angeles Times

Ralph Frammolino

Frammolino reported for nearly 25 years at the Times, producing  investigative stories that exposed a back-door admissions system at UCLA and revealed how the coroner’s office sold corneas from autopsy subjects without their survivors’ consent.  Since leaving the Times in 2008, he has trained journalists in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in investigative reporting.

Join us here at 2 p.m. EDT May 23, and get your questions answered about investigating arts institutions with Felch and Frammolino. You can set up an email reminder below.

Live chat with “Chasing Aphrodite” authors Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino

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