MediaNews Group is one of the corporate names of MNG Enterprises, Inc, a major U.S. newspaper chain. MNG does business under the name Digital First Media. The company, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is majority owned by Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund based in New York. In essence, MNG Enterprises operates MediaNews Group, which is cobranded with Digital First Media. This entry discusses the history of the company, strategies it has used to cut costs and boost profits, its partnerships with other media organizations, and its place among peer media companies.

William Dean Singleton and Richard Scudder founded MediaNews Group in 1985, with both already owning a handful of newspapers. In 1987, the company acquired its flagship publication, The Denver Post, from Times Mirror. Through the ...

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