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Watch: Exclusive animation reenacts Air Canada plane’s near-disaster at SFO
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Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: MercuryNews
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San Jose Mercury News Blasted For Racially Insensitive Headline
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: New York Daily News
Thylacine/Tasmanian tiger report press conference -The Mercury News
Thylacine/Tasmanian tiger report press conference -The Mercury News
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: Geckos and Gum Leaves
Bay Area News Group update by San Jose Mercury News - April 30, 2016
Bay Area News Group update by San Jose Mercury News - April 30, 2016
Published: 2016/04/30
Channel: MercuryNews
The Mercury News: 360 video: PBR in San Jose
The Mercury News: 360 video: PBR in San Jose
Published: 2016/10/17
Channel: Nhat Meyer
Reporter Stabbed for investigating court corruption-San Jose Mercury News
Reporter Stabbed for investigating court corruption-San Jose Mercury News
Published: 2017/07/23
Channel: It's Me
SUNNYVALE HOME SELLS FOR $800,000 OVER ASKING | Real Estate Vlog | San Jose  Mercury News
SUNNYVALE HOME SELLS FOR $800,000 OVER ASKING | Real Estate Vlog | San Jose Mercury News
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: Selling Silicon Valley
Feelers Mercury News clip
Feelers Mercury News clip
Published: 2007/09/04
Channel: MissK8
What can you get these days for 50 cents? The Mercury News.
What can you get these days for 50 cents? The Mercury News.
Published: 2007/04/06
Channel: SanJoseMercuryNews
Field Trip to San Jose Mercury News
Field Trip to San Jose Mercury News
Published: 2011/10/18
Channel: SJCCTimesOnline
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL + MERCURY NEWS
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL + MERCURY NEWS
Published: 2015/08/18
Channel: Monica Mallon
Journalism (Tim Kawakami, sports writer at San Jose Mercury News)
Journalism (Tim Kawakami, sports writer at San Jose Mercury News)
Published: 2016/07/21
Channel: Get Involved Palo Alto
Klay on his pregame ritual. The Mercury News.
Klay on his pregame ritual. The Mercury News.
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: bayareanewsgroup
San Jose Mercury News Caught Redhanded With Competitors
San Jose Mercury News Caught Redhanded With Competitors' Stolen News Racks
Published: 2012/08/03
Channel: Kerry Hillis
Yellow Jacket Trap at the Mercury News
Yellow Jacket Trap at the Mercury News
Published: 2011/09/21
Channel: mm2hansen
The Mercury News Commercial 1985
The Mercury News Commercial 1985
Published: 2013/12/05
Channel: Keith Richardson
District 6 Candidate Forum Sponsored by Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio and Mercury News
District 6 Candidate Forum Sponsored by Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio and Mercury News
Published: 2016/05/18
Channel: SJ District 6
Squirrel at the San Jose Mercury News
Squirrel at the San Jose Mercury News
Published: 2009/12/04
Channel: Pai W.
Klay Thompson is different, find out why. The Mercury News
Klay Thompson is different, find out why. The Mercury News
Published: 2017/10/30
Channel: bayareanewsgroup
Tim Kawakami of San Jose Mercury News Talks Golden State Warriors & More - 2/27/17
Tim Kawakami of San Jose Mercury News Talks Golden State Warriors & More - 2/27/17
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: The Rich Eisen Show
Bay Area News Group update by San Jose Mercury News - December 29, 2014
Bay Area News Group update by San Jose Mercury News - December 29, 2014
Published: 2014/12/29
Channel: MercuryNews
Joe Rodriguez of SJ Mercury News
Joe Rodriguez of SJ Mercury News
Published: 2013/04/18
Channel: MrBilldog56
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earthquake damage - san jose mercury news business dept
Published: 2007/10/31
Channel: martin gee
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Klay's mom knows best. The Mercury News.
Published: 2017/11/02
Channel: bayareanewsgroup
Mercury News, ABC7 News Interview + Thanking People
Mercury News, ABC7 News Interview + Thanking People
Published: 2015/08/19
Channel: MallonCampaign
San Jose Mercury News
San Jose Mercury News
Published: 2015/08/18
Channel: MallonCampaign
San Jose Mercury News "Every Story"
San Jose Mercury News "Every Story"
Published: 2010/05/05
Channel: daveknoxwriter
San jose mercury news Bob Grant retirement
San jose mercury news Bob Grant retirement
Published: 2011/04/17
Channel: Lilyericson
January DFMies: Josh Richman, San Jose Mercury News
January DFMies: Josh Richman, San Jose Mercury News
Published: 2013/03/07
Channel: Inside Thunderdome
District 6 Candidate Debate Sponsored by Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio and Mercury News
District 6 Candidate Debate Sponsored by Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio and Mercury News
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: SJ District 6
San Jose Mercury News
San Jose Mercury News
Published: 2013/04/02
Channel: AtomicReel
SJ Mercury News - Katalina Thang | September 23, 2006
SJ Mercury News - Katalina Thang | September 23, 2006
Published: 2014/11/15
Channel: yo linh
San Jose Mercury News Newspaper: Behind the Scenes - 1970 - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
San Jose Mercury News Newspaper: Behind the Scenes - 1970 - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
Published: 2013/12/22
Channel: Charlie Dean Archives
Carroll Shelby Tribute with Mike Hennessy at The Mercury News
Carroll Shelby Tribute with Mike Hennessy at The Mercury News
Published: 2012/06/08
Channel: Loreta Tarozaite
San Jose Mercury News | Darren Sabedra Reaction After Bellarmine
San Jose Mercury News | Darren Sabedra Reaction After Bellarmine's Historic Win
Published: 2015/12/12
Channel: GetSportsFocus
The Mercury News: 360 Video: PBR "shark cage"
The Mercury News: 360 Video: PBR "shark cage"
Published: 2016/10/17
Channel: Nhat Meyer
Goodbye 750 Ridder Park Drive. You served the San Jose Mercury News well. #SanJose  #partylikejourna
Goodbye 750 Ridder Park Drive. You served the San Jose Mercury News well. #SanJose #partylikejourna
Published: 2014/10/16
Channel: MercuryNews
Mercury News high school roundup (video version): 01-15-16
Mercury News high school roundup (video version): 01-15-16
Published: 2016/01/16
Channel: Darren Sabedra
San Jose Mercury News Celebration "Kwanzaa Musical"
San Jose Mercury News Celebration "Kwanzaa Musical"
Published: 2012/05/21
Channel: EntertainerAcademy
Eoin Harrington - So Wrong, The Merc Sessions, www.mercurynews.com
Eoin Harrington - So Wrong, The Merc Sessions, www.mercurynews.com
Published: 2009/04/23
Channel: Mario Sevilla
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Mercury's News - Episode 5
Published: 2016/10/03
Channel: TheMBmulti
Freddie Mercury death - ITV Evening News report 25/11/1991
Freddie Mercury death - ITV Evening News report 25/11/1991
Published: 2015/07/28
Channel: killianM2
Mercury News high school basketball wrapup: 01-08-16
Mercury News high school basketball wrapup: 01-08-16
Published: 2016/01/09
Channel: Darren Sabedra
San Jose Mercury News - Life in a Year - Part 12 - Death  - Pathways nurse interviewed
San Jose Mercury News - Life in a Year - Part 12 - Death - Pathways nurse interviewed
Published: 2010/07/08
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Mercury News high school roundup: 02-05-16
Mercury News high school roundup: 02-05-16
Published: 2016/02/06
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Published: 2008/02/03
Channel: LamoonMedia
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Warriors' Stephen Curry warms up before Game 1 versus the Cavaliers. #mercurynews #mercnews #Warrio
Published: 2015/06/05
Channel: MercuryNews
Econ Project - SJ Mercury News
Econ Project - SJ Mercury News
Published: 2008/10/24
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The Mercury News
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The December 22, 2011 front page of the San Jose Mercury News
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Digital First Media
Editor David Butler
Founded June 20, 1851; 166 years ago (1851-06-20) (as San Jose Weekly Visitor)
Language English
Headquarters 4 North Second Street
San Jose, California 95190
U.S.[1]
Circulation At 2011:
527,568 daily
602,566 Sunday[2]
ISSN 0747-2099
OCLC number 145122249
Website www.mercurynews.com

The Mercury News (formerly San Jose Mercury News), often locally known as The Merc, is an American daily newspaper published in San Jose, California, in Silicon Valley. Published by the Bay Area News Group, a subsidiary of Digital First Media, the Mercury News has the 5th largest circulation out of American newspapers.

Formerly published as the San Jose Mercury News, Bay Area News Group announced in March 2016 that the newspaper would be re-branded as The Mercury News as part of a consolidation plan.[3] The Mercury News launched on April 5, 2016.

History[edit]

Mercury News headquarters (1967-2014)
Sections vary by day of the week, but Business, Sports, and The Valley are standard daily fare.

The San Jose Mercury was founded in 1851 as the San Jose Weekly Visitor, while the San Jose News was founded in 1883. In 1942, the Mercury purchased the News and continued publishing both newspapers, with the Mercury as the morning paper and the News as the evening paper. In 1983, the newspapers were merged into the San Jose Mercury News, with morning and afternoon editions. The afternoon edition was later abandoned.

The paper says that the name "Mercury" refers to the importance of the mercury industry during the California Gold Rush, when the city's New Almaden Mines (now Almaden Quicksilver County Park) were the largest producer of mercury in North America. The name has a dual meaning, as Mercury is the Roman messenger of the gods as well as the god of commerce and thieves, known for his swiftness, and the name Mercury is commonly used for newspapers without the quicksilver association.

Because of its location in Silicon Valley, The Mercury News has covered many of the key events in the history of computing.

Ridder bought the Mercury and News in 1952. Ridder merged with Knight to form Knight Ridder in 1974.

On March 13, 2006, The McClatchy Company announced their agreement to purchase Knight Ridder. McClatchy decided that it would be expedient to explore the immediate resale of The Mercury News.[4]

On April 26, 2006, it was announced that Denver-based MediaNews Group would buy The Mercury News.[5] However, on June 12, 2006, federal regulators from the U.S. Department of Justice asked for more time to review the purchase, citing possible anti-trust concerns over MediaNews' ownership of other newspapers in the region. Although approval by regulators and completion of MediaNews' acquisition was announced on August 2, 2006, a lawsuit claiming antitrust violations by MediaNews and the Hearst Corporation had also been filed in July 2006.[6]

The suit, which sought to undo the purchase of both The Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times, was scheduled to go to trial on April 30, 2007. While extending until that date a preliminary injunction which prevented collaboration of local distribution and national advertising sales by the two media conglomerates, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston on December 19, 2006 expressed doubt over the legality of the purchase.[7] On April 25, 2007, days before the trial was scheduled to begin, the parties reached a settlement in which MediaNews preserved its acquisitions.[8]

In September 2014 The Mercury News moved to downtown San Jose, leaving its purpose-built headquarters that opened in 1967. Cited as reasons for the move were that the printing presses were no longer on site and the staff reductions that had occurred over the years.[9]

In 2016, the San Mateo County Times merged into the Mercury News.[10]

Coverage[edit]

The paper's local coverage and circulation is concentrated in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County. Combined with other Bay Area News Group papers (East Bay Times, Marin Independent Journal), the combined news group covers the South Bay, Peninsula, East Bay, and Marin County.

Awards[edit]

The newspaper has earned several awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes, one in 1986 for reporting regarding political corruption in the Ferdinand Marcos administration in the Philippines, and one in 1990 for their comprehensive coverage of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Assistant managing editor David Yarnold was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2004 for a local corruption investigation.[11] The Mercury News was also named one of the five best-designed newspapers in the world by the Society for News Design for work done in 2001.

Controversies[edit]

In August 1996 The Mercury News published "Dark Alliance," a series of investigative articles by reporter Gary Webb. The series claimed that members of the Nicaraguan Contras, an anti-government group organized with the help of the Central Intelligence Agency, had been involved in smuggling cocaine into America to support their struggle, and as a result had played a major role in creating the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. The series sparked three federal investigations, but other newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times later published articles suggesting that the series claims were overstated. Executive editor Jerry Ceppos, who had approved the series, eventually published a column that acknowledged shortcomings in the series reporting, editing, and production, while maintaining the story was correct "on many important points".[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carey, Pete (2014-06-12). "Mercury News announces move to downtown San Jose". San Jose Mercury News. Bay Area News Group. Retrieved 2014-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Circulation averages for the six months ended: 9/30/2010". Audit Bureau of Circulation. 2011-04-21. 
  3. ^ "Oakland loses Tribune, with paper folded into new East Bay Times". SFGate. March 1, 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Seelye, Katharine; Sorkin, Andrew Ross (2006-03-13). "Newspaper Chain Agrees to a Sale for $4.5 Billion". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  5. ^ "McClatchy to sell four Knight Ridder newspapers for $1 billion" (PDF). The McClatchy Company/Media News Group. 2006-04-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-03-10. 
  6. ^ Egelko, Bob (2006-12-20). "Hearst-MediaNews ruling extended". SFGate - San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  7. ^ Egelko, Bob (2006-12-20). "Hearst-MediaNews ruling extended". SFGate - San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  8. ^ Egelko, Bob (2007-04-25). "Hearst, MediaNews Group settle Reilly suit". SFGate - San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  9. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/News/ci_26615094/Pizarro:-A-bittersweet-farewell-to-the-old-Mercury-News-building
  10. ^ "Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury News among publications affected in newspaper consolidation". KTVU. March 2, 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  11. ^ White, Dana. (2001-02-24) "For the Birds" Westchester Magazine. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  12. ^ Ceppos, Jerry (1997-05-11). "To readers of our 'Dark Alliance' series". San Jose Mercury News. Archived from the original on November 19, 1997. Retrieved 2015-02-11. 

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