February 6, 2008 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.
May 6, 2006 |
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 |
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.
March 29, 2000 |
San Jose-based newspaper chain Knight Ridder Inc. and a union representing local reporters and editors have reached a $1.2-million settlement that will give some current and former workers at the Long Beach Press-Telegram severance pay stemming from Knight Ridder's sale of the newspaper in 1997, union officials said. Gary North, president of the Southern California Media Guild, said that the settlement was reached in September, but that implementation was delayed until last week.
November 29, 2006 |
A federal judge Tuesday temporarily blocked the consolidation of some of the San Francisco Chronicle's business operations with those of rival newspapers owned by MediaNews Group Inc. Denver-based MediaNews, which owns the Oakland Tribune and seven other Bay Area newspapers, acquired the Monterey County Herald, San Jose Mercury News and Contra Costa Times from Sacramento-based McClatchy Co. this year. The complex $1-billion deal included $300 million in financing from Hearst Corp.