New leader for group that includes the Examiner, SF Weekly, Guardian

Zuehl Glenn Zuehls, an executive who has worked in print media for more than two decades, has been named the publisher of the San Francisco Media Co., which produces The San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He replaces Todd Vogt, who announced to the company’s staff in May that he was heavily leaning toward selling his share of the company to his partners, Oahu Publications Inc. “Vogt told the gathered throng that he’s arrived at

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Brugmann sells building and newspaper

Bruce Brugmann has agreed to sell the Bay Guardian, the longtime progressive weekly, to the new owners of the Examiner for an undisclosed price, according to a report by the Chron’s Andrew S. Ross. The transaction will close next month. Brugmann The deal, which had been rumored for weeks, was announced after Brugmann sold the Guardian’s 27,000-square-foot building at 135 Mississippi St. for $6.5 million, according to a report by J.K. Dineen of the San Francisco Business Times. The sale

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Why the Examiner wants the Bay Guardian

Robert Gammon of the East Bay Express says that some people might be surprised that the Examiner, with its conservative reputation, would be buying the liberal Bay Guardian. Under owner Phil Anschutz, a Colorado billionaire oilman and real estate mogul, the Examiner became a conservative newspaper in a staunchly liberal city. For instance, the Examiner put its endorsement of McCain and Palin on its cover.  But Gammon points out that the Examiner’s new owners, a group that includes Canadian community newspaper

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Examiner to buy the Guardian? Not yet

There are conflicting reports tonight (April 19) on whether the new owners of the Examiner have bought, or are in the process of buying, the Bay Guardian alternative weekly owned by Bruce Brugmann and his wife Jean. Rachel Swan of the East Bay Express reported this afternoon that the sale had been finalized, attributing the information to two sources. Later, the Express quoted Guardian Executive Editor Tim Redmond as saying that the deal wasn’t final but that he was “very

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Examiner sold to group that includes Canadian publisher

Billionaire oilman Phil Anschutz has agreed to sell the San Francisco Examiner to an investor group that includes the owner of Black Press, a Canadian firm that owns more than 170 community papers in Vancouver and northern Washington state as well as the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal and the Honolulu Star Advertiser in the U.S. Black Press also has a stake in the private equity group that bought the San Diego Union Tribune from the Copley family in 2009. The company

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