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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.
After years of fierce competition, the Los Angeles Times had its San Fernando Valley rival, the Los Angeles Daily News, on the run by the late 1990s in terms of journalism, circulation and advertising. To stay ahead, The Times formulated a strategy to ensure potentially stronger rivals did not take ownership of the Daily News, according to sources knowledgeable about the plan.
An administrative law judge ruled that the corporate owner of the Long Beach Press-Telegram lied to its employees, failed to bargain in good faith with its union and owes 21 fired workers wages going back to April 1998.
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.
January 13, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA
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.
May 15, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
Times Mirror Co., publisher of the Los Angeles Times, said Thursday it formed an advertising alliance with MediaNews Group's Los Angeles-area newspapers and made a minority investment in the MediaNews affiliate that oversees those and other papers. Closely held MediaNews and its affiliate, Garden State Newspapers Inc., are run by William Dean Singleton of Denver. He and Times Mirror declined to specify the terms or amount of the investment.
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.
September 10, 1987 | Associated Press
MediaNews Group, owner of the Dallas Times Herald, announced today that one of its affiliates has acquired the Houston Post from Toronto Sun Publishing Co. for $150 million in cash. The Post is the smaller of the two Houston newspapers, which have been engaged in a war similar to the battle between the Dallas Times Herald and the larger Dallas Morning News. In March, MediaNews President William Dean Singleton bid $415 million for the Houston Chronicle, which was sold by Houston Endowment Inc.
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