Dean Singleton’s MediaNews, which will soon become the Bay Area’s dominant newspaper company, is making news tonight in different parts of the country. In York, Pennsylvania, Guild workers at the Daily Record went on a byline strike today after a year of negotiations with MediaNews failed to produce a contract, according to Editor & Publisher online.
Meanwhile, the family that used to own the Salt Lake Tribune received a favorable appeals court ruling in its 5-year-long battle to regain control of the 130,000-circulation daily from MediaNews. The ruling might result in a lower court reducing the price the family must pay to buy the paper from Singleton, according to a report in the Tribune. The McCarthey family sold the paper for $731 million in 1997. Singleton bought it in 2001 for $200 million. The McCarthey siblings are balking at an appraised price of $335 million.