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Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal, established in 1979, is a weekly newspaper in Los Angeles, California, which provides award-winning comprehensive coverage of local business news.[3][4] According to the Journal's website, it has a weekly print circulation of 24,000 and over 40,000 unique monthly website visitors.[5] It is published each Monday.[6]

Los Angeles Business Journal
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Type Weekly newspaper
Publisher Matthew A. Toledo
Editor Charles Crumpley[1]
Founded 1979
Language English
Headquarters 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 170 Los Angeles, CA 90036
Circulation 22,000[2] (2011)
ISSN 0194-2603



The Los Angeles Business Journal was established in 1979. In 1986, American City Business Journals acquired the LABJ with the purchase of Scripps Howard Business Journals.[7] In 1988, ACBJ sold the Los Angeles and San Diego Business Journals to CBJ Associates.[8][9]


The Alliance of Area Business Publications, a professional association comprising mainly city-based business journals, recognized the Los Angeles Business Journal with seven awards in 2013 and six awards in 2012. The newspaper has been recognized with Gold Awards for Best Newspaper, Best Overall Design, Best Print Scoop, and Best Features. It's also won Silver Awards for Best Coverage of Local Breaking News, Best Special Section Design, Best Feature Layout, Best Personality Profile, and Best Use of Photography/Illustration.[10][11]

In 2012, the Business Journal won three awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, which is a professional association made up of newspaper business sections and other business news organizations. The awards were for General Excellence, Best Investigative Story and Best Explanatory Story.[12]

The Los Angeles Press Club has awarded the Business Journal First Place in several categories, including Best Headlines, Columnist, News Feature, Entertainment News or Feature, Business Feature.[13] Reporter Richard Clough has also won Journalist of the Year in the Business Journal’s circulation category, based on a sampling of his articles.[14]

Special publicationsEdit

The editorial department of the Los Angeles Business Journal publishes over 50 reference lists within the paper, identifying the top firms in Los Angeles, and including a list of the 50 wealthiest people (Wealthiest Angelenos). At the end of each year, the Business Journal publishes their flagship Book of Lists, a compilation of all the lists that have run during the year.[15]

The Los Angeles Business Journal also publishes 30+ special reports, produced by the editorial department. The special reports, lists and supplements are all located within the pages of the paper.[16]


The Los Angeles Business Journal hosts a series of annual events,[17] including:

  • Latino Business Awards
  • Commercial Real Estate Awards
  • Business Hall of Fame
  • Healthcare Leadership Awards
  • Women Making a Difference
  • CIO/CTO Awards
  • Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards
  • Asian Business Awards
  • Best Places to Work Awards
  • CFO of the Year Awards
  • Corporate Counsel of the Year Awards
  • Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Awards
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies

Regional editionsEdit

The Los Angeles Business Journal is owned by California Business Journals and is the largest of its publications.


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