Tuesday, October 09, 2007

MONOPOLIZATION OF CALIFORNIA DAILY NEWSPAPERS

117 total

--45 out of 117 are owned by MediaNews Group

-Only in L.A and the Bay Area are there longtime competing daily papers, although the L.A. Times (circulation 779,000) widely outsells the 4 L.A. County papers owned by MediaNews Group, (388,000 total). In the 8 county Bay area, MediaNews' 4 papers outsell the San Francisco Chronicle (circulation 365,000) with a combined 615,000 daily circulation. The North Coast town of Eureka also has two dailies, one recently launched and distributed free by the largest real estate developer in the town. Santa Barbara also has a recently launched free daily.

November 2007 circulation figures: http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003667952

http://www.medianewsgroup.com/about/Circulation/Circulation.pdf (3/2007 figures)


-Hearst Corporation, owner of the SF Chronicle, is partners with MediaNews in owning daily papers outside of the Bay area and around the USA. The L.A. Times co-financed MediaNews' purchase of the L.A Daily News and they jointly bundle their ad insert sales. See the following link for more on that deal:
http://www.allbusiness.com/services/business-services-miscellaneous-business/4674884-1.html


North Coast

The Daily Triplicate - Crescent City http://www.triplicate.com/, Western Communications (Tues-Sat)

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The Eureka Reporter http://www.eurekareporter.com/ –Robin Arkley

Times-Standard - Eureka http://www.times-standard.com/ MediaNews Group

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Ft Bragg Advocate News (Ft Bragg) –MediaNews Group (weekly)

Lake County Record Bee (Lakeport) –MediaNews Group

The Ukiah Daily Journal http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/ –MediaNews Group

Willits News (Willits) –MediaNews Group (twice a week)

Mendocino Beacon (Mendocino)-MediaNews Group (weekly)



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SF Bay Area

San Francisco Chronicle - http://www.sfgate.com/ -Hearst co.

San Francisco Daily - http://www.sfdaily.net/ (free m-f)-Dave Price and Jim Pavelich

San Francisco Examiner - http://www.examiner.com/san_francisco (free) -Phillip Anschutz/Clarity Media Group


NORTH BAY:

Napa Valley Register - http://www.napavalleyregister.com/ Lee Enterprises

Marin Independent Journal - Novato- http://www.marinij.com/ –MediaNews Group

Petaluma Argus Courier- http://www.petaluma360.com/section/petaluma360 -New York Times co.

The Press-Democrat - Santa Rosa- http://www.pressdemocrat.com/ New York Times Company

Times-Herald - Vallejo- http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ MediaNews Group


EAST BAY:

Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek - http://www.contracostatimes.com/MediaNews Group-- Also, the West County Times, East County Times, San Ramon Valley Times and Valley Times are duplicates of Contra Costa Times

East Bay Daily News - Berkeley (free)– http://www.ebdailynews.com/ MediaNews Group

Oakland Tribune - Oakland- http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune –MediaNews Group

Alameda Times-Star (edition of Oakland Tribune)- http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar -MediaNews Group

The Daily Review (Hayward)- http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview -MediaNews Group

The Argus - Fremont - http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus –MediaNews Group

Fremont Bulletin, MediaNews Group

Milpitas Post -MediaNews Group

Tri-Valley Herald - Pleasantonhttp://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald --MediaNews Group


SOUTH BAY:

San Jose Mercury Newshttp://www.mercurynews.com/ MediaNews Group

Morgan Hill Times- Mainstreet Media Group


Gilroy Dispatch - http://gilroydispatch.com/ --Mainstreet Media Group

Berryessa Sun, MediaNews Group


WEST BAY:

Los Gatos News (weekly) - http://www.thelgnews.com/ MediaNews Group

Palo Alto Daily News - http://www.paloaltodailynews.com/ (free) –MediaNews Group

San Mateo Daily News - http://www.sanmateodailynews.com/ (free) –MediaNews Group

San Mateo County Times - http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes –MediaNews Group

San Mateo Daily Journal http://www.smdailyjournal.com/

Pacifica Tribune (Pacifica) -MediaNews Group

Redwood City Daily Newshttp://www.redwoodcitydailynews.com/ (free) MediaNews Group

Burlingame Daily News –(free) http://www.theburlingamedailynews.com/ –MediaNews Group



Central Coast

Hollister Free Lance - http://www.freelancenews.com/ Mainstreet Media Group

The Pinnacle- (weekly) Mainstreet Media Group

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Santa Cruz Sentinel - http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ MediaNews Group

Good Times Santa Cruz- (weekly) Mainstreet Media Group


Watsonville Register-Pajaronian - http://www.register-pajaronian.com/ –News Media Corporation

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Monterey County Weekly - http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/ - Milestone Communications inc.

Monterey Herald - http://www.montereyherald.com/ –MediaNews Group

The Salinas Californian - http://thecalifornian.com -Gannett co.

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The Tribune - San Luis Obispo- http://www.sanluisobispo.com/ McClatchy co.

New Times SLO— http://www.newtimesslo.com/ New Times Media Group-(weekly)

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Santa Maria Times - http://www.santamariatimes.com/ -Lee Enterprises

Santa Maria Sun - http://www.santamariasun.com/ New Times Media Group (weekly)

The Lompoc Recordhttp://www.lompocrecord.com/ Lee Enterprises

Times Press Recorder -Lee Enterprises (weekly)

Adobe Press -Lee Enterprises (weekly)

Santa Ynez Valley News-Lee Enterprises


Santa Barbara Daily Sound - http://sbdailysound.blogspot.com/ -(free) NODROG Publications

Santa Barbara News-Press - http://www.newspress.com a-Wendy McCaw

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Ventura County Star - http://www.venturacountystar.com/ - E.W. Scripps co.




Central Valley/Sierras

Siskiyou Daily News - http://siskiyoudaily.com/ Yreka-Gatehouse Media inc.

Record Searchlight - Redding http://redding.com/ –E.W. Scripps co.

Red Bluff Daily News - http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/ –MediaNews Group

Oroville Mercury-Register - http://www.orovillemr.com/ --MediaNews Group

Paradise Post (Paradise) -MediaNews Group

Chico Enterprise-Record - http://www.chicoer.com/ –MediaNews Group

The Mountain Democrat - Placervillehttp://www.mtdemocrat.com/ McNaughton family.

Tahoe Daily Tribune - http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/ , Swift Communications

Sierra Sun- http://www.sierrasun.com/ - Swift Communications

The Union - Grass Valley- http://www.theunion.com/ Swift Communications

Auburn Journal - http://www.auburnjournal.com/ -Gold Country Media, http://www.goldcountrymedia.com/ (publishes 10 daily and weekly papers)

The Davis Enterprise - http://www.davisenterprise.com/ -McNaughton family

The Fairfield Daily Republic - http://www.dailyrepublic.com/ -McNaughton family, The Daily Republic is part of the McNaughton Newspapers including the Davis Enterprise, the Mountain Democrat, Village Life, and Winters Express newspapers.

The Daily Democrat - Woodland - http://www.dailydemocrat.com/ MediaNews Group

Vacaville Reporter -MediaNews Group

Appeal-Democrat - Marysvillehttp://www.appeal-democrat.com/ Freedom Communications

The Sacramento Bee - http://sacbee.com/ -McClatchy co

Amador Ledger-Dispatch-Mainstream Media Group

The Record - Stockton - http://www.recordnet.com/ Ottaway Newspapers, Inc/Dow Jones—bought by News Corp.

Tracy Press - http://www.tracypress.com/ –family owned

Lodi News-Sentinel - http://www.lodinews.com/

Manteca Bulletin - http://www.mantecabulletin.com/ –Morris Multimedia

Turlock Journal - http://www.turlockjournal.com/ -Morris Multimedia-twice a week

The Union-DemocratSonora- http://www.uniondemocrat.com/ Western Communications inc.

The Modesto Bee - http://www.modbee.com/ -McClatchy co

Merced Sun-Star - http://www.mercedsunstar.com/ –McClatchy co.

The Fresno Bee - http://www.fresnobee.com/ -the McClatchy Co

The Sentinel - Hanford- http://www.hanfordsentinel.com/ Lee Newspapers

Porterville Recorder - http://www.recorderonline.com/

Tulare Advance-Register/Visalia Times-Delta - http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage -Gannett co.

Bakersfield Californian - http://www.bakersfield.com/ –family owned

The Daily Independent - Ridgecrest http://www.ridgecrestca.com/ –Gatehouse Media inc.


L.A.

Grunion Gazette (Long Beach) -(weekly) MediaNews Group

Long Beach Press-Telegram - http://www.presstelegram.com/ MediaNews Group

Daily Newshttp://www.dailynews.com/ San Fernando Valley--MediaNews Group

Los Angeles Sentinel - http://www.lasentinel.net/ owned by Danny Bakewell, distributed by L.A. Times

Los Angeles Timeshttp://latimes.com Tribune Company

San Gabriel Valley Tribune - West Covina- http://www.sgvtribune.com/ -MediaNews Group

Antelope Valley Press - Palmdale- http://www.avpress.com/ independent

Palos Verdes Peninsula News - http://www.pvnews.com/ –MediaNews Group

Star-News - Pasadenahttp://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ MediaNews Group

The Signal - Santa Clarita- http://www.the-signal.com/

Santa Monica Daily Press - http://www.smdp.com/ Newlon Rouge, Inc.

The Daily Breeze - Torrance http://dailybreeze.com ,

Beach Reporter/weekly http://www.tbrnews.com/ –MediaNews Group

LA.com (Los Angeles) -MediaNews Group

Whittier Daily News -MediaNews Group


Far South Calif.

The Orange County Register - Santa Ana http://www.ocregister.com/ -Freedom Newspapers

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The Daily Dispatch - Barstow- http://www.desertdispatch.com/ Freedom Communications

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Ontario- http://www.dailybulletin.com/ –MediaNews Group

The Sun (San Bernadino) -MediaNews Group

Redlands Daily Facts - http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/ - MediaNews Group

Daily Press - Victorville- http://www.vvdailypress.com/ Freedom Communications

Hesperia Star- http://www.hesperiastar.com/ Freedom Communications

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The Desert Sun - Palm Springs- http://www.mydesert.com Gannett co

The Press-Enterprise - Riverside- http://www.pe.com/ Belo co.

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The Californian http://www.nctimes.com/news/californian/

Ramona Sentinel- Mainstreet Media Group (probably weekly)

La Jolla Light- Mainstreet Media Group

Del Mar Times- http://www.delmartimes.net/ Mainstream Media Group


North County Times - Escondidohttp://www.nctimes.com/ Lee Enterprises

The San Diego Union-Tribune - http://www.signonsandiego.com/ Copley Press

Today's Local News - San Marcos- http://www.todayslocalnews.com Copley Press

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Imperial Valley Press - El Centro http://www.ivpressonline.com/

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