Mediocre News

One company will soon own most area newspapers. Will MediaNews cost-cutting reduce their quality, or will new resources help the chain improve its journalism?

One company will soon own most Bay Area newspapers.
Will cost-cutting by the MediaNews Group reduce their quality,
or will new resources help the chain improve its journalism?
THE FUTURE OF NEWS

What does the transaction mean? By Chris Thompson


LOCAL TO A POINT

The news is local. The management is not. By Robert Gammon


MAN OF THE HOUR

Dean Singleton makes his big bid for respect. By Michael Roberts


DO READERS EVEN CARE?

We went out and asked a bunch of them. By Rachel Swan


I READ MY NEWS ON A PDA

Consider the new information providers. By Kara Platoni


EVALUATING THE DRAFT

Some reporters will lose their beats. Which ones? By Jimmy Olsen


READING THE COVERAGE

Guess which papers did the best job? By Stephen Buel


YEAH, WE’RE A CHAIN TOO

This paper’s founder considers the Express today. By John Raeside

WEAKENING THE COMPETITION
Speculating about Hearst’s motives. By David Downs


NOT DEAD YET
Radio didn’t die — why should newspapers? By Kara Platoni

A NEWS EXECUTIVE RESPONDS
We neglected to call ANG Newspapers’ executive editor before slamming his company in print. So we paid him a follow-up visit. By Lauren Gard

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