Los Angeles Business Journal

Jonathan Polakoff covers the media and entertainment industries for the Los Angeles Business Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

He can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 226, or by email: jpolakoff @labusinessjournal.com.

Recent Stories

In a Family Way

In less than a year, David Fletcher went from being a single guy to married with two children.

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HEADLINER

Ex-banker Austin Beutner turns page as Times chief

Ex-investment banker Austin Beutner now looks to make news as publisher of the Los Angeles Times.

Ex-Banker Austin Beutner Turns Page as Times Chief

Austin Beutner is an accomplished guy, what with being a co-founder of a successful investment bank and deputy mayor in Los Angeles. But since he has no experience in the news business, why did he take the top job at the Los Angeles Times?

Satellite Provider Wants More Shows in Rotation

TV: DirecTV sees original programming as a way to keep satellite subscribers.

DirecTV Inc. of El Segundo is continuing to ramp up its original programming as the satellite giant tries to keep subscribers.

Could Buyer Refashion Clothing Industry Paper?

MEDIA: Shift into high-end weekly publication possible for Women’s Wear Daily.

New owner Jay Penske may retailor Women’s Wear Daily into a high-end weekly as he did with show-biz trade Variety.

Longtime Water Official Ed Little Dies at 87

Ed Little, a longtime Culver City business owner and former West Basin Municipal Water District board member, has passed away. He was 87.

Daily Journal Swings to Loss

Daily Journal Corp. swung to a loss in the nine months ended June 30 despite an increase in revenue, the company announced Monday.

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Riding Wave In Men’s Grooming

Byrd Hairdo hopes to get surfers on board with pomade line.

Pro surfer Chase Wilson has taken the plunge on water-resistant hair-styling products.

Drug Maker Displays No Ill Effects From Bad News

BIOTECH: Investors snap up Amgen despite test failure, recall of Aranesp syringes.

Amgen shares enjoy a healthy spike despite a drug test failure and product recall.

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New Ball Game At News Station

RADIO: KFWB turns to sports programming to score listeners.

Former news-focused station KFWB looks to dial up more listeners by switching to an all-sports format.

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