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MediaNews VP David Butler named editor  SJ Mercury News: Carole Leigh Hutton, executive editor of the San Jose Mercury News, is stepping down just 7 months after she was named to the post New Publisher Named  SJ Mercury News: Jeff Kiel was named to succeed George Riggs as publisher of the newspaper Paper To Cut 17% Of News Staff
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Papers seek buyouts to cut costs
Steve Rossi named president of Digital First Media  SJ Mercury News: Steve Rossi has been named president of Digital First Media, the parent company of SJ Mercury News MediaNews Parent's Bankruptcy Plan  SJ Mercury News: A judge approved Affiliated Media Inc.'s reorganization plan and freed the publisher of the San Jose Mercury News from most of debt Mercury News Owner Plans Ch. 11 Filing  SJ Mercury News: Affiliated Media Inc., the holding company for MediaNews Group Inc. newspapers it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Paper chain's staffers to be furloughed  About 3,300 staffers who work at 29 daily newspapers in California run by the MediaNews Group must take an unpaid, one-week furlough Mercury News Lays Off 34


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Jan.28


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Mar.7
  SJ Mercury News: The San Jose Mercury News laid off 15 newsroom staffers and lost 5 other editors through buyouts, shaving the editorial staff by 10%
Feb.19
  SJ Mercury News: The company that operates SJ Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times may resort to layoffs

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Aug.14
Jun.19
  SJ Mercury News: The SJ Mercury News plans to cut its newsroom staff next month as readers and advertising dollars migrate to the Internet


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Oct.20 Mercury News to lay off 101 employees
  SJ Mercury News: The San Jose Mercury News plans to make up for declining advertising revenue Jul.31 Justice Dept. Clears Merc News Sale  SJ Mercury News: Federal regulators cleared the way for McClatchy to sell 4 newspapers in a complicated, $1 billion deal Jul.28 Merc, CoCo Times sale clears court hurdle  SJ Mercury News: A federal judge late declined to block the proposed sale of 3 McClatchy newspapers to rival MediaNews Group Apr.26 MediaNews to buy Merc, CoCo Times
  SJ Mercury News: Denver's group agreed to buy the SJ Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times as well as 2 other newspapers
Apr.20 Media Mogul To Acquire Newspapers  SJ Mercury News: MediaNews' CEO is the frontrunner to acquire 3 newspapers Mar.13 McClatchy to sell San Jose, CCC papers  SJ Mercury News: McClatchy will sell the SJ Mercury News, Contra Costa Times it acquired with its purchase of the Knight Ridder McClatchy to Buy Knight Ridder for $4.5B
  The second-largest U.S. newspaper publisher will also assume about $2 billion in Knight Ridder's debt
 2nd largest takeover in U.S. newspaper history topped only by the Tribune $6.5 billion acquisition of Times Mirror Co. McClatchy's 32 newspapers would be 2nd nationwide in daily circulation behind Gannett, and rank 4th in revenue. McClatchy CEO G. Pruitt said that all the papers are dominant in their markets and ripe for expansions.
Jan.31 Knight Ridder 4Q Earnings Fall 22%  Newspaper publisher is seeking a buyer under pressure from its largest shareholders Jan.23 AtomFilms To Launch Online Studio   The Internet video pioneer launch studio dedicated to the production of video for the Web

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Nov.15 Knight Ridder Considers Sale Of Company  The parent company of the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times Sep.24 17% cut of newsroom jobs  SJ Mercury News: Mercury News announced plans to cut a total of 56 jobs through buyouts or layoffs Jul.14 Knight Ridder 2Q Earnings Dip 13.8%  Earnings fell due in part to declines in circulation revenue as well as increased severance costs




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Merc, CoCo Times sale clears court hurdle  SJ Mercury News: A federal judge late declined to block the proposed sale of 3 McClatchy newspapers to rival MediaNews Group Justice Dept. Clears Merc News Sale  SJ Mercury News: Federal regulators cleared the way for McClatchy to sell 4 newspapers in a complicated, $1 billion deal MediaNews to buy Merc, CoCo Times




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2006
Jul.31
Apr.26
  SJ Mercury News: Denver's group agreed to buy the SJ Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times as well as 2 other newspapers
Mar.13 McClatchy to Buy Knight Ridder for $4.5B
  The second-largest U.S. newspaper publisher will also assume about $2 billion in Knight Ridder's debt
 2nd largest takeover in U.S. newspaper history topped only by the Tribune $6.5 billion acquisition of Times Mirror Co. McClatchy's 32 newspapers would be 2nd nationwide in daily circulation behind Gannett, and rank 4th in revenue. McClatchy CEO G. Pruitt said that all the papers are dominant in their markets and ripe for expansions.




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2008 Jan.3 MediaNews VP David Butler named editor
  SJ Mercury News: Carole Leigh Hutton, executive editor of the San Jose Mercury News, is stepping down just 7 months after she was named to the post



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2005 Jul.14 Knight Ridder 2Q Earnings Dip 13.8%  Earnings fell due in part to declines in circulation revenue as well as increased severance costs



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2006 Oct.20 Mercury News to lay off 101 employees  SJ Mercury News: The San Jose Mercury News plans to make up for declining advertising revenue



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2014 Jul.8 Steve Rossi named president of Digital First Media  SJ Mercury News: Steve Rossi has been named president of Digital First Media, the parent company of SJ Mercury News 2010 Mar.4 MediaNews Parent's Bankruptcy Plan  SJ Mercury News: A judge approved Affiliated Media Inc.'s reorganization plan and freed the publisher of the San Jose Mercury News from most of debt 2009 Jan.28 Paper chain's staffers to be furloughed  About 3,300 staffers who work at 29 daily newspapers in California run by the MediaNews Group must take an unpaid, one-week furlough 2007 Aug.14 New Publisher Named  SJ Mercury News: Jeff Kiel was named to succeed George Riggs as publisher of the newspaper 2006 Apr.20 Media Mogul To Acquire Newspapers  SJ Mercury News: MediaNews' CEO is the frontrunner to acquire 3 newspapers Mar.13 McClatchy to sell San Jose, CCC papers  SJ Mercury News: McClatchy will sell the SJ Mercury News, Contra Costa Times it acquired with its purchase of the Knight Ridder Jan.31 Knight Ridder 4Q Earnings Fall 22%  Newspaper publisher is seeking a buyer under pressure from its largest shareholders 2005 Nov.15 Knight Ridder Considers Sale Of Company  The parent company of the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times



San Jose, Media Business Job Cut Timeline ... See Bay Area Job Cut timeline, World Job Cut timeline Top ^
2008 Mar.7 Mercury News Lays Off 34
  SJ Mercury News: The San Jose Mercury News laid off 15 newsroom staffers and lost 5 other editors through buyouts, shaving the editorial staff by 10%
Feb.19 Papers seek buyouts to cut costs
  SJ Mercury News: The company that operates SJ Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times may resort to layoffs
2007 Jun.19 Paper To Cut 17% Of News Staff
  SJ Mercury News: The SJ Mercury News plans to cut its newsroom staff next month as readers and advertising dollars migrate to the Internet
2005 Sep.24 17% cut of newsroom jobs  SJ Mercury News: Mercury News announced plans to cut a total of 56 jobs through buyouts or layoffs



San Jose, Media Business Bankruptcy Timeline ... See Bay Area Bankruptcy timeline, World Bankruptcy timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.15 Mercury News Owner Plans Ch. 11 Filing  SJ Mercury News: Affiliated Media Inc., the holding company for MediaNews Group Inc. newspapers it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection



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2006 Jan.23 AtomFilms To Launch Online Studio   The Internet video pioneer launch studio dedicated to the production of video for the Web