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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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