August 8, 2009 |
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 |
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.
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.
January 13, 1999 |
MediaNews Group Inc. said Tuesday that it will take control of 10 daily newspapers owned by Donrey Media Group, adding to its presence in California. MediaNews subsidiary Garden State Newspapers will merge 10 of its dailies with the Donrey publications to form a newspaper group that will have a combined daily circulation of 531,000 and 493,000 on Sundays. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but MediaNews President and Chief Executive Dean Singleton said no cash was involved.
August 19, 2006 |
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was among a group of organizations that loaned at least $385 million to MediaNews Group Inc. for the acquisition of California newspapers. The foundation, the world's largest philanthropic organization, loaned an unspecified amount to MediaNews, the Denver-based company said in an Aug. 8 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
July 15, 2006 |
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 |
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.'