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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.
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BUSINESS
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.
NATIONAL
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.'
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2000 | Stephen Gregory
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.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2011 | By Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times
Buyout negotiations between the parent of the Orange County Register and MediaNews Group Inc. have collapsed over a disagreement about the value of the company, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Denver company, which owns 29 California newspapers, is believed to have offered about $700 million to purchase Freedom Communications Inc. The negotiations had been viewed as a potential first step toward an expected wave of consolidation in the region's newspaper industry as companies look for new ways to reduce overhead costs.
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