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.
CBS Radio has cut a program director and several on-air hosts at news station KNX-AM (1070) and oldies station KRTH-FM (101.1) as it seeks to improve ratings.
MEDIA: Register continues on Web after failing to make headlines with arrival.
Los Angeles being a tough market to crack was apparently news to failed paper L.A. Register.
EXHIBITION: Theaters turn to new technology to boost image with couch potatoes.
In an effort to get people off the couch and out of their homes, movie theaters are lifting the curtain on a new technology that boasts a huge, 270-degree panoramic viewing experience.
DirecTV shareholders on Thursday signed off on AT&T’s $48.5 billion acquisition offer, DirecTV announced Thursday.
entertainment: Stoopid Buddy Stoodios applies stop-motion animation of TV’s ‘Robot Chicken’ to commercial, film jobs.
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios hopes to make a go of stop-motion animation in commercials and movies
In less than a year, David Fletcher went from being a single guy to married with two children.
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.
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?
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.
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.