MediaNews Group, Inc.
- Homepage: http://www.medianewsgroup.com/
August 2006: "MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States situated throughout California, the Rocky Mountain region and the Northeast. We are privately owned and operate 54 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively. Each of our newspapers maintains a Web site focused on local news content. These Web sites are hosted by MediaNews Group Interactive, our new media division, and are aggregated along with our content under the umbrella site www.newschoice.com. We also own a television station, a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, AK and operate radio stations in Texas."http://www.medianewsgroup.com/AboutUs/
July 2006: A federal judge Friday denied San Francisco real estate investor Clint Reilly's request for a temporary restraining order to block the sale of four former Knight Ridder newspapers, including the Mercury News, which will be acquired by MediaNews.http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/15149836.htm
Role Name Type Last Updated Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Los Angeles Daily News Source Jun 24, 2003 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Los Angeles Newspaper Group Organization Aug 7, 2006 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Salt Lake Tribune Source Oct 14, 2007 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) San Jose Mercury News Organization Aug 17, 2006 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) San Jose Mercury News Source Jul 12, 2009 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) St. Paul Pioneer Press Organization Jul 3, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) William Dean Singleton Person Sep 13, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 28, 2009 Collusion Course: Does today's hush-hush meeting of newspaper executives violate antitrust law?
QUOTE: Antitrust law is complicated, but one principle is very simple: Competitors cannot get together and agree on price or the terms on which they will offer their services to their customers.
Slate Jul 29, 2006 Judge rejects bid for order to block sale of newspapers
QUOTE: A federal judge Friday denied...restraining order to block the sale of four former Knight Ridder newspapers...The decision leaves McClatchy and MediaNews free to complete the transaction -- one that Reilly has objected to as creating a Bay Area news monopoly...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 22, 2006 FCC to Revisit Media-Ownership Rules: Commissioners Face Changed Landscape
QUOTE: ...the FCC said it will attempt to set rules governing the number of radio and television stations that companies can own in one city, cross-ownership between newspapers and television and television and radio, whether one company may own more than one television network and whether UHF stations should count toward total national station ownership.
Washington Post Jun 21, 2003 City raises rampant
QUOTE: Over time, public sector jobs tend to be more lucrative than the private sector, particularly when you weigh pension and other benefits.
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