Publishing & Printing


L.A. County Publishing & Printing
At A Glance

  • Total employment: 28,900

L.A. County Publishing & Printing Employer Breakdown:

  • Three industries account for over 70 percent of the cluster’s employment: printing and related support activities, internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals and book and directory publishers.

L.A. County's Top Daily Newspapers:

  • Los Angeles Times (#1)
  • Investor’s Business Daily (#2)
  • Los Angeles Daily News (#3)
  • La Opinion (#4)
  • Press-Telegram (#5)
  • Daily Breeze (#6)
  • San Gabriel Valley Tribune (#7)
  • Daily Variety (#8)
  • Pasadena Star-News (#9)
  • Hollywood Reporter (#10)

Closely aligned with entertainment industries, Publishing and Printing employment is more highly concentrated in Los Angeles County than in the nation.

Publishing and printing, including book and directory publishing, music publishing, internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals, had 28,900 employees in Los Angeles County in 2010.

L.A. County is home to a wide array of newspapers, both large metros (Los Angeles Times) and smaller regional papers such as the Los Angeles Daily News and community papers like the Antelope Valley Press and those targeting specific demographic groups (La Opinion, Korea Times). Headquartered in Downtown L.A., the Los Angeles Times is one of the largest metropolitan daily newspapers in the country, with a daily readership of 1.9 million and 2.9 million on Sunday, more than 8 million unique visitors monthly and a combined print and online local weekly audience of 4.5 million.

While the magazine publishing business is not a huge industry in Los Angeles County, neither is it insignificant. The industry runs the gamut from large media firms that publish several titles to smaller single-title publishers. Media Corp. (health & fitness magazines) and Cannon Communications (publications for the bio-med manufacturing industry) are both headquartered in Los Angeles while several other groups maintain branch offices in the area: American Express Publications, Crain Communication, Hachette Filipacchi (Newport Beach), Meredith Corp., Sports Illustrated and Sunset to name a just a few. Although most of the big magazine publishers are based in New York, almost all of them have a presence here in L.A. County.

As the world’s largest music publisher, Universal Music Publishing Group boasts some of the most important contemporary songwriters and artists on its global roster, including 50 Cent, Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Chemical Brothers, Coldplay, Elton John, The Killers, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake, U2, among other music superstars.

Web portal search engine giants Google and Yahoo are large employers in Los Angeles County, and video game developers such as Naughty Dog, Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and Insomniac have been developing a strong sub-cluster.