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.

She can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 228, or by email: jpolakoff @labusinessjournal.com.

Recent Stories

Better-Than-Expected Quarter Boosts Skechers

Shares of Skechers USA Inc. jumped 5 percent Wednesday after the Manhattan Beach shoe company announced first quarter earnings that soared above expectations.

Podcast Network Operator Ready to Talk the Talk

INTERNET: Radio Titans relaunches in downtown L.A. with sponsorship model

Carl Kozlowski is giving podcasting another try – and hoping to sustain his network with a newly introduced sponsorship model.

Dodgers Pitcher Hit as Spokesman

Hyun Jin Ryu steps up to plate to promote Jin Ramen noodles.

Ottogi sees Dodgers pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu as quite a catch as a spokesman for its brand of ramen noodles.

Hitting Brakes to Go Forward

Vycon sets up kinetic energy storage system at subway station.

Vycon hopes its kinetic energy storage system gets on a roll from installation at a subway station.

Dodgers Still Not Reaching Base

TV: Carriers say high price of channel will lose customers.

Time Warner Cable may have dropped the ball in its plan for other carriers to pick up its new Dodgers channel.

Carriers Say Price of Dodger Channel Will Drive Away Customers

After doing the math, pay-TV providers appear to be sticking to their story that carrying the all-Los Angeles Dodgers channel SportsNet LA on Time Warner Cable’s terms doesn’t pencil out.

Padding Mattress Sales

Spanish ads pull in Hispanic customers.

Sit n’ Sleep says it’s now freeeeeee in recovering economy to launch a Hispanic ad campaign.

Answer Just a Stone’s Throw Away

Daniel Singer is the 14-year-old creator of Backchat, an anonymous messaging application.

L.A. Newspaper Group Could Be Heading for Sale

PUBLISHING: Lang parent Digital First reportedly looking to cut costs.

Is the Los Angeles News Group about to go on the market as part of its parent company’s sale?

News Maker Looks to Tell Its Stories in Silicon Beach

MEDIA: New York’s RNN opens L.A. outpost to land new media customers.

New York news producer looks to channel content to new media businesses.

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