March 22, 2006 |
When Denver press baron William Dean Singleton bought the Long Beach Press-Telegram just before Christmas in 1997, he gave everyone in the newsroom 15 minutes to re-interview for their jobs. Feature writer Debbie Arrington, who had followed her father and grandmother onto the newspaper's payroll and never planned to work anywhere else, was stunned. "Your job is on the line, and you had to make an instant impression that you were worth keeping," Arrington recalled.
March 5, 1999 |
Newspaper magnate William Dean Singleton said Thursday he would acquire the San Bernardino Sun as part of a rapid expansion of his reach in the Southern California marketplace. Gannett Co., the Sun's owner, said it would add the 80,000-circulation daily to a partnership already formed by Donrey Media Group and Garden State Newspapers, affiliates of Singleton's privately held MediaNews Group.
December 5, 1997 |
William Dean Singleton dramatically expanded his grip on the newspaper industry in Southern California with the announcement Thursday that his MediaNews Group will buy the Los Angeles Daily News from Jack Kent Cooke's estate for an undisclosed price. Singleton, 46, expects to take ownership of the Daily News in January, and with his pending purchase of the Long Beach Press-Telegram from Knight-Ridder Inc.
November 7, 1997 |
The Long Beach Press-Telegram, one of Southern California's oldest newspapers, is being sold to media magnate William Dean Singleton for an undisclosed price, it was announced Thursday. The deal will give Singleton his fourth daily newspaper in Los Angeles County, making him the county's second-largest publisher in terms of circulation and a more formidable rival to the county's largest newspaper, the Los Angeles Times.
September 21, 1996 |
Toronto-based Thomson Corp. said Friday that it is selling the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the Pasadena Star-News and a sister daily paper in Whittier to Denver media mogul William Dean Singleton--six years after Singleton sold the Star-News to Thomson. The 57,500-circulation Tribune, based in West Covina, the 42,500-circulation Star-News and the 19,000-circulation Whittier Daily News are to be sold to Singleton's Denver-based MediaNews Group, which also owns the Denver Post.
October 17, 1992 |
The way William Dean Singleton saw it, the Oakland Tribune had two choices: Sell its key assets to his Alameda Newspaper Group or fold. "The Oakland Tribune was ready to fail, and it was in our market," Singleton said in an interview Friday at the Hayward Daily Review, one of his group's four other newspapers in Alameda County, east across the bay from San Francisco. "It made strategic sense to do this deal. We weren't beating the door down to do it. . . .