Dean Singleton Steps Down As MediaNews President

NEW YORK — MediaNews Group Inc., the second largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. by circulation, is searching for a new CEO, enabling the current chief executive, William Dean Singleton, to focus on the company’s properties and possible…

NEW YORK — MediaNews Group Inc., the second largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. by circulation, is searching for a new CEO, enabling the current chief executive, William Dean Singleton, to focus on the company’s properties and possible consolidation.

Like other newspaper companies, Denver-based MediaNews has struggled in recent years with an uninterrupted fall in advertising revenue. Its parent company, Affiliated Media Inc., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection a year ago, emerging in March with its debt slashed to $165 million from $930 million.

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