MediaNews Group Articles

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Drug Addiction

Demi Lovato has clearly been through the wringer, publicly dealing with physical and emotional issues. The X Factor judge has suffered from bulimia, self-inflicted injuries and drug abuse. In an interview with Access Hollywood, the 21-year-old opens up about her …

Righthaven Strategy Called a “Dumb Idea” By Denver Post Publisher Righthaven Strategy Called a “Dumb Idea” By Denver Post Publisher

Righthaven’s blogger-suing (often referred to as “copyright troll”) business model might be winding down. Though still appealing past rulings, the company has stopped filing new suits (at least for the time being). They may even have to file for bankruptcy …

Two More Publishers Talk About Blocking Google
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A couple of major publishers are siding with (or at least edging towards) Rupert Murdoch in the News Corp./Google content dispute.  MediaNews Group and A.H. Belo execs have said that they’re interested in keeping Google away from parts of their sites.

Let’s talk about MediaNews Group first.  It operates 54 daily newspapers with a combined daily circulation of 2.4 million.  Corresponding websites are part of the mix, as are a TV station and some radio stations.

Newspaper Company Plans To Charge For Online Content
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MediaNews Group, owner of the Denver Post and 53 other daily newspapers plans to start charging for online access to all its newspaper content on its websites.

MediaNews CEO William Dean Singleton wrote a memo to employees saying, "We cannot continue to give all our content away for free."

Hearst Corp, MediaNews Buy Most Of Kaango

About three months ago, The Hearst Corporation acquired Kaboodle.  Now, in conjunction with MediaNews Group, it’s spent $20 million on 80 percent of Kaango.