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Breaking the news: How MediaNews
is causing a seismic shift in
Bay Area newspapers

Editor's Note: In today's global marketplace, there's nothing unusual about industries undergoing consolidation. Because of its role in the democratic process, however, the newspaper industry has a unique niche in this marketplace, and in the broader world.

This is a three-part series by Sam Chapman on the direction this industry is headed. Chapman is publisher of the Pacific Sun, a Marin County weekly newspaper that is part of the independent and locally owned Embarcadero Publishing Co., the parent company of the Mountain View Voice.

In two follow-up stories, Voice reporters Daniel DeBolt and Alexa Tondreau ask Mountain View government and school leaders about the trend of media consolidation and what it means for the people they serve.


  • PART 1: BAY AREA AS GROUND ZERO

  • PART 2: SHOW US THE MONEY

  • PART 3: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN

  • Mountain View's lone voice

  • Educators bemoan declining coverage

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