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The Mercury News

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The Mercury News is a morning daily newspaper published in San Jose, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1][2] As of March 2013, it was the fifth largest daily newspaper in the United States, with a daily circulation of 611,194.[3]

The Mercury News has a rich history dating back to its inaugural publication in 1851. As the last remaining English-language daily[4] newspaper chronicling the events of the Santa Clara Valley, the newspaper has witnessed and documented the region's evolution over the years. The transition to its current name, The Mercury News, occurred in 1983 following a series of mergers.[5]


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  2. Roundup, A. WSJ com News (2001-03-06). "San Jose Mercury News Plans To Lay Off Some Workers". The Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2023-12-12.
  3. "Six Bay Area Newspapers to Consolidate Into Two". The New York Times.
  4. "Home". History San Jose. Retrieved 2023-12-19.
  5. Beales, Benjamin Bronston (1943-09-01). "The San Jose Mercury and the Civil War". California Historical Society Quarterly. 22 (3): 223–234. doi:10.2307/25155794. ISSN 0008-1175.