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February 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Michael Tully has been named president and publisher of the San Jose Mercury News, becoming the third person to hold the job since the daily was sold to MediaNews Group Inc. 18 months ago. Tully replaced Jeff Kiel as publisher. He comes to Silicon Valley's biggest paper from the Kansas City Star. Tully also will oversee several other San Francisco Bay-area papers owned by MediaNews. The list of those reporting to Tully include the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, the Oakland Tribune, the Santa Cruz Sentinel and the Marin Independent Journal.
November 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Tribune Co. and MediaNews Group Inc. are in talks with other newspaper publishers to form a network to jointly sell national advertising, MediaNews President Joseph Lodovic said. The goal is to let advertisers buy space in newspapers and on their websites nationally rather than negotiate separate deals with individual publishers, Lodovic said. It wouldn't replace Yahoo Inc.'s year-old newspaper consortium. A spokesman for Tribune Co.
August 25, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles Times Media Group hired media industry veteran Steven Gellman to be publisher of LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine. Gellman will oversee the publication's advertising, marketing and events and will work with its editor in chief, Annie Gilbar. He most recently was director of targeted products at the Southern California unit of Denver-based newspaper publisher MediaNews Group Inc. He also has held executive positions at the Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles magazine and other publications in his 20-year-plus career.
July 23, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge ruled that managers must give up control of the Salt Lake Tribune next week even as they continue a legal fight to buy back the newspaper. U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart also ruled that MediaNews Group, the paper's corporate owner, can't sell any Tribune asset worth more than $250,000 without prior notice to the Tribune's former owners. It also must delay plans to build a new printing plant.
April 19, 1989
William Dean Singleton has agreed to buy the Pasadena Star-News and a group of smaller affiliated newspapers in California from Knight-Ridder Inc. for $55 million, the communications company said today. Singleton, who has interests in 22 other dailies, including the Houston Post and the Denver Post through MediaNews Group Inc. of Houston, will form Pasadena Newspapers Inc. to purchase the properties, an assistant said. The sale to Singleton, who is vice chairman and chief executive officer of MediaNews, includes four semiweekly newspapers in Southern California--the Arcadia Tribune, the Duartean, the Monrovia News-Post and the Temple City Times, Knight-Ridder said.
July 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A millionaire real estate investor Friday filed a lawsuit in federal court to block McClatchy Co.'s plan to sell three Bay Area newspapers to MediaNews Group Inc. Clinton Reilly claimed that the $737-million deal to cast off the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Monterey Herald as part of the acquisition of Knight Ridder Inc. would eliminate newspaper competition in the San Francisco Bay area, attorney Joseph A. Alioto said.
June 12, 2012 | By Walter Hamilton and James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
The Orange County Register and six other daily newspapers have been sold to a Boston investment group in what is expected to be the final sale of properties owned by Freedom Communications Holdings Inc. in Irvine. Terms of the sale to the investment group 2100 Trust were not disclosed. The group is headed by Aaron Kushner, a Stanford University graduate who formerly headed a greeting card company. His investment group sought unsuccessfully to buy the Boston Globe last year. "We believe that newspapers are essential to the fabric of our lives and are excited to own and grow these unique institutions," Kushner, 39, said in a statement.
May 6, 2006 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
Six members of Congress from the Bay Area asked the Justice Department on Friday to "give careful consideration" to the antitrust implications of the planned sale of three California newspapers to MediaNews Group Inc. In a letter, the representatives said McClatchy Co.'
December 2, 2000 | Associated Press
AT&T Corp. has agreed to sell the Salt Lake Tribune to MediaNews Group Inc., owner of the Denver Post and the Los Angeles Daily News. But managers of Utah's largest newspaper said they would try to block the deal. The Tribune was owned by descendants of mining magnate and turn-of-the-century U.S. Sen. Thomas Kearns until 1997, when it merged with cable company Tele-Communications Inc. AT&T purchased TCI last year. Terms were not disclosed.
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