New publisher named for Daily News

Paterson The Bay Area News Group’s Daily News in Menlo Park has a new publisher. Steve Paterson, who was previously publisher of the Port Arthur (Texas) News, will replace Justin Wilcox, who resigned in March to become publisher of a newspaper in Johnson City, Tenn. Paterson, 57, headed the Texas newspaper since March 2011. Prior to that, he was publisher of the The Edmond Sun in Edmond, Okla. He has 31 years of experience with various daily and weekly publications,

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Daily News looking for bloggers

MediaNews Group’s Daily News, based in Menlo Park, is hoping to beef up its online presence with unpaid local bloggers. An editor’s note from Mario Dianda says, “We are looking for people who like to write about events in their community and aren’t afraid to stir the pot a bit to get the dialogue flowing. Though bloggers won’t be paid, they will be able to access the Community Media Lab we set up in our newsroom complete with Wi-Fi, desks

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