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Encyclopedia > San Jose Mercury News
The Merc's sections vary by day of the week, but Business, Sports, and The Valley are standard daily fare.
The Merc's sections vary by day of the week, but Business, Sports, and The Valley are standard daily fare.
Mercury News headquarters
Mercury News headquarters

The San Jose Mercury News is the major newspaper in San Jose, California and the Silicon Valley. The paper is owned by Knight Ridder. Its sprawling headquarters and printing plant are located in North San Jose next to the Nimitz Freeway (Interstate 880). Download high resolution version (720x628, 196 KB)San Jose Mercury News taken by Elf | Talk Jan 14, 2005. ... Download high resolution version (720x628, 196 KB)San Jose Mercury News taken by Elf | Talk Jan 14, 2005. ... Image File history File links Sjmnhqbuilding. ... Image File history File links Sjmnhqbuilding. ... Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Motto: Official website: http://www. ... A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. Like many large cities, San Joses downtown is expansive and encompasses much more area than shown in this view. ... Partial list of newspapers The following is a partial list of newspapers owned by Knight Ridder: Contra Costa Times Detroit Free Press Kansas City Star The Miami Herald Philadelphia Inquirer Saint Paul Pioneer Press San Jose Mercury News The State External link Knight Ridder corporate website Categories: Companies traded on... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-17 SCL 0. ...


In the late 1990s, as Silicon Valley and the Mercury News soared in national prominence, KR moved its headquarters from Miami to an office tower in downtown San Jose to be closer to its rising star. The paper has a daily circulation of 274,000 and a Sunday circulation of 303,000. The Magic City, The American Riviera, The Sixth Borough Location of Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ...

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History

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 papers were merged into the San Jose Mercury News, with morning and afternoon editions. Eventually the less-popular afternoon edition was dropped, so at present the newspaper publishes only as a morning paper.


The paper claims 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 (mythology) is the Roman god of commerce known for his swiftness, and the name Mercury is commonly used for newspapers without the quicksilver association. General Name, Symbol, Number mercury, Hg, 80 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 6, d Appearance silvery white Atomic mass 200. ... Bold textthis is awsome stuffImage:California Gold Rush handbill. ... Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a 4,147 acres (17 km²) park that includes the grounds of former mercury (quicksilver) mines adjacent to south San Jose, California, USA. The parks elevation varies greatly--the most used entrances (on the east side of the park) are less than 600 feet... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... This article treats Mercury in cult practice and in archaic Rome. ...


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


In August 1996, the newspaper published Gary Webb's "Dark Alliance", a series of investigative articles linking the CIA to Nicaraguan contras organizing the distribution of crack cocaine into Los Angeles neighborhoods. Eight months later the executive editor would concede the story was faulty, in a letter to readers in which he stated: "I believe that we fell short at every step of our process." Gary Webb Gary Webb (August 31, 1955 – December 10, 2004) was a controversial American investigative journalist, best known for his 1996 Dark Alliance investigative report series, written for the San Jose Mercury News. ... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... Cocaine is a crystalline alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...


Awards

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 1989 for their comprehensive coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake. 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. Listen to this article (help) Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-04-13, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Ferdinand Edralin Marcos (September 11, 1917–September 28, 1989) was the tenth President of the Philippines, serving from 1965 to 1986. ... The Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on October 17, 1989 in the greater San Francisco Bay Area in California at 5:04 pm local time and measured 7. ...


Coverage

Much of the paper's local coverage is concentrated on Silicon Valley, the Peninsula, the southern portion of the East Bay, and Santa Cruz. Therefore, it is most widely available in those areas, as well as San Francisco. However, because Knight Ridder also owns the Contra Costa Times and the Monterey Herald, the Mercury News has not expanded its distribution or coverage in those areas. Location of Santa Cruz, California Downtown Santa Cruz, California Santa Cruz is the county seat of Santa Cruz County, California, United States. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay Motto: Official website: http://www. ... The Contra Costa Times is a daily newspaper serving Contra Costa County, California. ...


Pricing

For some time, the normal cost of a paper purchased Monday through Saturday was 35 cents (25 cents in some areas and 1 Dollar everywhere on Sundays), including tax. Sometime in 2005 the price was increased to a total of 50 cents, including tax.(the price of the Sunday paper remains at $1.00) No explanation was given to the public as to why the price was increased. This page is about the dollar currency. ...


External links


Knight Ridder daily newspapers:
   Aberdeen American News | Akron Beacon Journal | Belleville News-Democrat | The Biloxi Sun Herald | The Bradenton Herald | Centre Daily Times | The Charlotte Observer | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Contra Costa Times | Duluth News Tribune | The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel | Grand Forks Herald | The Kansas City Star | Lexington Herald-Leader | The Macon Telegraph | The Miami Herald | The Monterey County Herald | The Myrtle Beach Sun News | El Nuevo Herald | The Olathe News | Philadelphia Daily News | The Philadelphia Inquirer | Saint Paul Pioneer Press | The San Luis Obispo Tribune | San Jose Mercury News | Star-Telegram | The State | Tallahassee Democrat | The Wichita Eagle | Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

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San Jose Mercury News - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (642 words)
In the late 1990s, as Silicon Valley and the Mercury News soared in national prominence, KR moved its headquarters from Miami to an office tower in downtown San Jose to be closer to its rising star.
For many years, the San Jose Mercury News incorrectly reported that the town of Drawbridge, California was a ghost town and that the residents left valuables behind.
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.
San Jose Mercury News - definition of San Jose Mercury News in Encyclopedia (371 words)
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, the Mercury as a morning paper and the News as the evening paper.
The name "Mercury" refers to the importance of the mercury industry during the California Gold Rush, when the city's New Almaden Mines were the largest producer of mercury in North America.
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