Ex-AAN Member Sells Chain to Knight Ridder

october 17, 2005  02:41 pm
David Cohen, formerly a co-owner of Metro Newspapers, sold Silicon Valley Community Newspapers to the parent company of the San Jose Mercury News, according to a press release issued on Friday afternoon. SVCN, which was formed in 2002 when Cohen and former partner Dan Pulcrano split up the Metro Newspaper chain, now publishes eight free-distribution community newspapers with a combined weekly circulation of more than 157,000. The papers are distributed in the South Bay area, where the Knight Ridder-flagship Mercury News is the only daily newspaper. According to the release, Cohen will report to Knight Ridder general manager/targeted publications Greg Goff, previously an executive vice president at Village Voice Media.