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Co-Founder @DelmondoNY | Published @FastCompany @LATimes @BBC @Mashable @Gizmodo @Marketplace @Billboard @RWW @TechReview @LAWeekly @outsidemagazine etc

Adam Popescu's Biography

I've worked in print, online, radio, everything but TV. I've also managed Twitter accounts for news organizations.

I respect the web, for its reach, and use social media as a platform, but marry those skills with the traditional journalism background of real writing and reporting.

I'm a graduate of Pitzer College (BA in creative writing) and have a master's in journalism from Syracuse University.

I've ...

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For Marketplace Radio Journalists, Midnight Is When the Workday Begins - Los Angeles Arts - Publi...

For Marketplace Radio Journalists, Midnight Is When the Workday Begins - Los Angeles Arts - Publi...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Travel writer.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

Social media has become the news. It's moved beyond a platform to share information to become one of the "news" topic of the last few years.

A BLUNT BUSINESS — Cannabis startups are having a moment. Twenty-seven states, including the District of Columbia, have either legalized medical marijuana or totally decriminalized possession. Outright sale and recreational use is greenlit in Colorado, Washington, and as of next year, Alaska and Oregon.

#POLITICSOFTHEBUSINESS Episode III-Rap Life — Share On this episode of POTB, Adam Popescu talks to up-and-coming rapper Trevor Streeter about the realities of growing up in South Central L.A., gang culture, and its affect on his music and life. Check out new episodes every Tuesday at 7 pm PST on's Multiplayer channel, or download the free app.

THE TYLER THE CREATOR NETWORK — Migration and resettlement. That's the crux of the new venture from rapper Tyler, the Creator, and Whalerock Industries, a Santa Monica production and distribution company known for digital branding. So, what does this partnership mean-or look like?

#PoliticsOfTheBusiness-Episode 1-The Vine Star — Share Check out "Politics Of The Business," Adam Popescu's new show on Dash Radio, where every week he'll break down the business of digital life with influential guests you need to know about. For his first episode, he interviews rising Viner Kidd Ace: If you like what you hear, tune in every Tuesday at 7 pm PST ...

GAME ON | Smashd — Thirty billion. That's how much money analysts expect mobile games to generate this year. Staggering profits considering how hard it is to finance a game, advertise it, and get people to download and maybe even fork over a few bucks to play.

FIND YOUR AUDIENCE — His meetings usually start with a tour of his offices, which look and feel more like a gallery than an agency. He was born and raised in Mississippi, but Oliver Luckett 's adopted homes are Iceland and L.A., and the office tour feels like an homage to these place's artists, filled with hard to pronounce names and eye-popping images.

TINDER LOVE | Smashd — When Brian Norgard joined Tinder in January, it was almost like he was coming home. He'd been friends with Sean Rad, Tinder's president and former CEO, for almost a decade, and the move reunited a group that had had major online success in the mid-'00s.

STRAIGHT OUT OF COMPTON — Southern California startups raised over $3 billion in funding last year. But few if any of those dollars went to businesses in the massive urban sprawl of South Central Los Angeles-a trend that may soon be changing. Teens Exploring Technology, or TxT, is a non-profit that teaches coding and design skills to inner-city kids.

ZEFR HAS YOUR NUMBER — You can't throw a thumb drive in Venice, California without hitting a startup-or a digital entrepreneur. If Venice is the pumping Silicon heart, Abbot Kinney Boulevard is the artery. The industry is exploding, and foodie havens fuel caffeinated techies on a strip that houses several startups that have gained national traction.

WORD OF MOUTH | Smashd — Back in 2006, Jaclyn Johnson was awkwardly stepping to a jig many 20-somethings are familiar with: Struggling to make sense of New York's staccato media waltz. Young, attractive, and well-educated, she was fortunate to work for one of media's biggest conglomerates - Conde Nast.
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Apr 24, 2015

Traffic is so bad I had to pull over, park, walk 3 miles to get home. Hours later, it's still so bad I can't even get a ride to pick it up.

Apr 24, 2015

@FondoKNXTraffic @KNX1070 I parked a block east of La Brea & Third, live on Third & Sweetzer. Can I make it to my car now???? #March4Justice

Apr 24, 2015

Just recorded a great #PoliticsoftheBusiness w/ @Passionweiss. From beatniks to bs—& we still don't trust each other

Apr 24, 2015

RT @MikeRoe: MT @adampopescu: If you want something, go & get it, don't wait. Eventually banging on the door gets em to open it #wjchat

Apr 24, 2015

RT @smashdco: A BLUNT BUSINESS- All about one of the hottest spaces in tech — marijuana startups…

Apr 24, 2015

A Yelp for writers, editors & publications: support @sgcarney's new project.…

Apr 23, 2015

Transcribing an interview with my friend @TheAxelrod: "An artist’s job isn’t necessarily to answer questions—it’s to pose questions." Gold.

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