Singleton retiring from MediaNews Group

Singleton William Dean Singleton, chairman of Mercury News owner MediaNews Group, is retiring as chairman of the company and as publisher of the Denver Post. Singleton, 62, co-founded MediaNews in 1984 with Richard B. Scudder, and it grew to become the country’s second largest newspaper company as measured by daily circulation. After MediaNews went through Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, and Alden Global Capital became a major shareholder of the company, Singleton left the position of CEO in January 2011 but

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BANG sends Occupy protesters a cease and desist

The Occupy Oakland protesters have created a webpage called “Occupy Oakland Tribune” and the owner of the Tribune, instead of just ignoring it, has sent the protesters a cease and desist letter. The protesters have fired back with the following news release. Occupied Oakland Tribune refuses to be intimidated by the Bay Area News Group  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Oakland, California – January 7, 2012 – The Bay Area News Group (BANG), publisher of the Oakland Tribune newspaper, sent a cease

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Paper closes sports, photo, features departments

MediaNews Group is shutting down the sports, photo and features departments of its unionized Long Beach Press-Telegram and allowing the 14 employees in those departments to apply for jobs at the non-union Torrance Daily Breeze. That’s according to the Orange County Weekly, Long Beach Post and blogger Gary Scott, a Socal newspaper veteran. The problem is that the Breeze doesn’t have openings for all of these Press-Telegram workers, so at least two sports writers, a features writer and a photographer

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