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Papers seek buyouts to cut costs
Steve Rossi named president of Digital First Media  Steve Rossi has been named president of Digital First Media, the parent company of SJ Mercury News MediaNews Parent's Bankruptcy Plan  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  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  San Jose: 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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Jul.8


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Mar.4
Jan.15


year 2009 Top ^

Jan.28


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Mar.7
  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
  The company that operates SJ Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times may resort to layoffs

Jan.3


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Aug.14
Jun.19
  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
  The San Jose Mercury News plans to make up for declining advertising revenue Jul.31 Justice Dept. Clears Merc News Sale  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  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
  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  MediaNews' CEO is the frontrunner to acquire 3 newspapers Mar.13 McClatchy to sell San Jose, CCC papers
  McClatchy will sell the SJ Mercury News, Contra Costa Times it acquired with its purchase of the Knight Ridder


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Sep.24 17% cut of newsroom jobs

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Sep.26 Knight Ridder names new publisher  Joseph 'Chip' Visci, 49, is a former assistant to the newspaper publishing company's chief executive Jul.22 Satterfield named managing editor
Mar.12 David Yarnold named editor  Managing Editor Susan Goldberg will succeed Yarnold as executive editor

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Dec.20 Former publisher to teach
. UC Berkeley Dec.8 Former publisher to lead symphony  San Jose: Jay Harris has been named chairman of the Symphony's executive committee and plans to relaunch the orchestra Apr.24 CEO spars with shareholders  San Jose: Tony Ridder, CEO of Knight Ridder sparred with current and former employees. He is pushing for higher profits Mar.27 New publisher of SJ Mercury News  Joseph Natoli, 45, the president of The Miami Herald will replace Jay T. Harris Mar.19 SJ Mercury News publisher resigns  Harris, 52, resigned as chairman and publisher over targeted profit margins

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Nov.4 SJ Mercury News pulls Sunday magazine  An anti-GOP cover story scheduled to run 2 days before the election Oct.9 Newspaper carrier dispute
  SJ Mercury News carriers demand better pay and more



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Merc, CoCo Times sale clears court hurdle  A federal judge late declined to block the proposed sale of 3 McClatchy newspapers to rival MediaNews Group Justice Dept. Clears Merc News Sale  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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Apr.26
  Denver's group agreed to buy the SJ Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times as well as 2 other newspapers




SJ Mercury News, Business Business Leaders Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Leaders timeline, World Business Leaders timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.3 MediaNews VP David Butler named editor
  Carole Leigh Hutton, executive editor of the San Jose Mercury News, is stepping down just 7 months after she was named to the post 2001 Dec.8 Former publisher to lead symphony  San Jose: Jay Harris has been named chairman of the Symphony's executive committee and plans to relaunch the orchestra Mar.19 SJ Mercury News publisher resigns  Harris, 52, resigned as chairman and publisher over targeted profit margins



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2006 Oct.20 Mercury News to lay off 101 employees
  The San Jose Mercury News plans to make up for declining advertising revenue 2000 Oct.9 Newspaper carrier dispute  SJ Mercury News carriers demand better pay and more



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2014 Jul.8 Steve Rossi named president of Digital First Media  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  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  San Jose: 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  Jeff Kiel was named to succeed George Riggs as publisher of the newspaper 2006 Apr.20 Media Mogul To Acquire Newspapers  MediaNews' CEO is the frontrunner to acquire 3 newspapers Mar.13 McClatchy to sell San Jose, CCC papers
  McClatchy will sell the SJ Mercury News, Contra Costa Times it acquired with its purchase of the Knight Ridder
2003 Sep.26 Knight Ridder names new publisher  Joseph 'Chip' Visci, 49, is a former assistant to the newspaper publishing company's chief executive Jul.22 Satterfield named managing editor Mar.12 David Yarnold named editor  Managing Editor Susan Goldberg will succeed Yarnold as executive editor 2001 Dec.20 Former publisher to teach. UC Berkeley Apr.24 CEO spars with shareholders  San Jose: Tony Ridder, CEO of Knight Ridder sparred with current and former employees. He is pushing for higher profits Mar.27 New publisher of SJ Mercury News  Joseph Natoli, 45, the president of The Miami Herald will replace Jay T. Harris 2000 Nov.4 SJ Mercury News pulls Sunday magazine  An anti-GOP cover story scheduled to run 2 days before the election



SJ Mercury News, Business Job Cut Timeline ... See Bay Area Job Cut timeline, World Job Cut timeline Top ^
2008 Mar.7 Mercury News Lays Off 34
  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
  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
  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



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2010 Jan.15 Mercury News Owner Plans Ch. 11 Filing  Affiliated Media Inc., the holding company for MediaNews Group Inc. newspapers it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection