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.
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.
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.
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 Corp. swung to a loss in the nine months ended June 30 despite an increase in revenue, the company announced Monday.
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.
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.
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.
California lawmakers on Thursday advanced a bill to combat runaway production by expanding the state's film and TV tax credit.
The sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has closed, the National Basketball Association announced Tuesday.
George Nicholaw, longtime general manager at news radio station KNX-AM (1070), has died. He was 86.