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August 8, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Former Los Angeles Times executive Jack Klunder has been named publisher of the Daily News in Woodland Hills. Klunder's appointment will take effect Monday, the Daily News said. Klunder, a 34-year veteran of the newspaper industry, most recently was The Times' executive vice president of circulation and distribution. The Daily News, which circulates mostly in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas, is owned by Denver-based MediaNews Group Inc.
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.
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.
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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