Bay Area Newspaper Group

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Bay Area Newspaper Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States, serving millions of readers in Northern California.

About Bay Area Newspaper Group

Bay Area News Group is legendary in the San Francisco market. The company has a long history of editorial and advertising excellence in the communities it serves. With more than 30 daily and weekly newspapers under its control in the Bay Area, the company has become a trusted leader in the market providing local news and information to more than six million readers.

Reader Breakdown

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to the fifth largest media market in the United States. According to circulation numbers, nearly 50 percent of residents living in the area read at least one Bay Area News Group newspaper on a regular basis.

Demographic studies show that compared to other local adults, Bay Area News Group readers are:

  • $13,000 richer in average annual household income
  • 25 percent more likely to be homeowners
  • 16 percent more likely to have a post-graduate education
  • Eight percent more likely to hold professional and related jobs

Bay Area Newspaper Group Products

Bay Area News Group believes in social responsibility and community involvement. It doesn't publish a huge daily like the San Francisco Chronicle or the San Francisco Examiner, which are Northern California's largest newspapers and among the most read in the United States. Rather, Bay Area Newspaper Group has carved a niche in the local market by publishing more than two-dozen community newspapers.


In addition to home delivery, the company's daily papers are distributed to more than 1,800 racks, strategically placed in areas with high levels of pedestrian traffic and more than 11,000 popular retail businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The following are among the Bay Area News Group's most popular dailies:

  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Contra Costa Times
  • West County Times
  • Valley Times
  • East County Times
  • Oakland Tribune
  • Marin Independent Journal
  • Tri-Valley Herald
  • The Daily Review
  • The Argus
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • San Mateo County Times
  • Vallejo Times Herald
  • Vacaville Reporter

Community Newspapers

Bay Area News Group prides itself on keeping its loyal readers in several key towns well informed. The company publishes a more than a dozen smaller community newspapers, including:

  • Walnut Creek Journal
  • Oakley News
  • Alameda Journal
  • The Berkeley Voice
  • The Piedmonter
  • Concord Transcript
  • Brentwood News
  • Antioch News
  • Pleasant Hill-Martinez Record
  • The Montclarion


Bay Area News Group also publishes Silicon Valley Community Newspapers. The award-winning weeklies combine quality editorial content, neighborhood appeal and delivers to some of San Francisco's most affluent residential and business areas. Among the most popular Silicon Valley Community Newspapers are:

  • Almaden Resident
  • Cambrian Resident
  • The Campbell Reporter
  • The Cupertino Courier
  • Los Gatos Weekly-Times
  • Rose Garden Resident
  • Saratoga News
  • The Sunnyvale Sun
  • Willow Glen Resident
  • San Jose City Times

Target Publications and Supplements

In addition to its well-respected dailies and weeklies, the Bay Area News Group also offers target publications and supplements, including:

  • Fronteras: Fronteras is a Spanish-language tabloid newspaper, which publishes every Saturday. It features national and international news stories as well as a heavy dose of entertainment, sports and local news.
  • SPACES: SPACES is an upscale monthly magazine, which features home improvement articles in a glossy color format. It is mainly distributed to households whose owners earn at least $300,000 per year.

Online Readership

Bay Area News Group has harnessed the power of the Internet to increase its readership in the last decade. Most of the company's dailies and community newspapers are online and serve to interact with readers in a variety of exciting ways, including live blogs with newspaper columnists and instant online opinion polls.

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