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medianewsgroup.com

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4

Portfolio Exits

1

Partners & Customers

2

About MediaNews Group

MediaNews Group is the nation's second largest newspaper company as measured by circulation, with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. MediaNews Group and its affiliated companies publish 61daily newspapers and approximately 100 non-daily publications in 13 states. In addition, MediaNews Group provides programming and operational services for a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska and four radio stations in Texas licensed to Affiliated Media, Inc. FCC Trust. MediaNews Group Interactive, MediaNews Group's new media division maintains more than 75 Web sites for its daily newspapers.

MediaNews Group Headquarter Location

101 West Colfax Avenue

Denver, Colorado, 80202-5315,

United States

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The Therapeutic Tool That Works Better Than A Stress Management Program - A Dog

May 13, 2021

MediaNews Group via Getty Images Stress management workshops are a widely-used intervention to help people cope with the strains of life, but one therapeutic tool has been found to be much more effective - a dog. College students who were in danger of dropping out of their course made significant improvements across a range of executive functioning skills after spending as little as an hour a week with a dog. In contrast, students who took part in traditional stress management approaches - where they are taught coping skills - saw no change. The findings have implications not just for universities, where therapy animals are now a common sight on campus, but also in the workplace. “Participation in traditional stress management workshops was less effective for at-risk students than providing interactions with therapy dogs,” said Patricia Pendry, professor in the human development department at Washington State University and lead author of a newly-published study into the use of therapy dogs on campus. “We expected that teaching students ‘proven’ stress management and coping skills would be especially helpful for students with a history of mental health issues, learning or academic challenges, but found this was not the case.” Although therapy animals - typically horses, cats, guinea pigs and even fish as well as dogs - are increasingly widely used both on campus and in the workplace, there has been little previous research on who benefits the most and whether they are more effective than traditional approaches to stress management. MORE FOR YOU The new study, published in AERA Open, the journal of the American Educational Research Association, aimed to examine the effectiveness of therapy dogs on campus and whether that differed between different groups of students. Students taking part in the research were assigned to one of three groups, each receiving a different intervention for one hour a week over four weeks. One group spent the whole hour with a therapy dog and its handler. A second group spent half an hour with a dog and half an hour in a stress management workshop, while the third group spent the whole hour in the workshop. Just over a third of the students taking part - 121 out of 309 - were considered to be at risk of failing their course, based on their previous academic experience, thoughts of suicide, mental health issues or learning difficulties. Following the interventions, students were assessed across a range of executive functioning skills seen as essential for success in college, including the ability to plan, organize, motivate, concentrate and memorize. Researchers found that the ‘at risk’ students who spent an hour a week with the dog showed significant improvement in these skills both at the end of the program and six weeks later. But ‘at risk’ students who spent just half an hour a week with a therapy dog showed no improvement in executive functioning, while ‘typical’ students - those not considered at risk of failing - showed no improvement from any of the three interventions. “Our findings suggest that engagement with programs that focused on stress management information and activities were not as effective in improving executive functioning for the at-risk population,” said Pendry. One theory is that focusing on stress in the workshops may have inadvertently increased tension among ‘at risk’ students, impairing their thinking skills, while the therapy dogs provided a distraction from negative thoughts, helping students better control their moods, Pendry said. “The relaxation itself, rather than the knowledge from the instruction, was most beneficial,” she added. Although she said more work was needed to replicate the results, the results of the study suggest that a targeted use of therapy animals may be an effective tool for some students. “While stress management programs play an important role on college campuses and are known to be beneficial for certain populations and specific outcomes, college administrators may consider providing at-risk students with targeted programs emphasizing interaction with therapy animals,” she added.

MediaNews Group Investments

4 Investments

MediaNews Group has made 4 investments. Their latest investment was in Wanderful Media as part of their Series B on April 4, 2014.

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MediaNews Group Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/28/2014

Series B

Wanderful Media

$14.5M

No

1

5/21/2013

Series A - III

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$99M

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10

1/16/2013

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

9/25/2012

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

4/28/2014

5/21/2013

1/16/2013

9/25/2012

Round

Series B

Series A - III

Series A - II

Series A

Company

Wanderful Media

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Amount

$14.5M

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

10

10

10

MediaNews Group Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

MediaNews Group has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Wanderful Media on June 09, 2017.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

6/9/2017

Acquired

3

Date

6/9/2017

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Sources

3

MediaNews Group Acquisitions

2 Acquisitions

MediaNews Group acquired 2 companies. Their latest acquisition was Red Wing Publishing Co. on February 06, 2020.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

2/6/2020

Acq - Fin

1

1/25/1999

Series C - II

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Date

2/6/2020

1/25/1999

Investment Stage

Series C - II

Companies

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Total Funding

$99M

Note

Acq - Fin

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1

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MediaNews Group Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

MediaNews Group has 2 strategic partners and customers. MediaNews Group recently partnered with DMN on February 2, 2013.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

2/12/2013

Partner

DMN

United States

Digital First Media Announces DMNmedia Joining AdTaxi Affiliate Network. Partnership Provides Potential to Reach 95% of Networked Adults in Dallas Market.

`` We are confident this partnership will allow us to offer our advertisers even greater targeting to an extensive digital audience , '' said Grant Moise , Vice President of Digital First Ventures for DMNmedia .

1

6/19/2012

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Date

2/12/2013

6/19/2012

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Partner

Vendor

Business Partner

DMN

Country

United States

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News Snippet

Digital First Media Announces DMNmedia Joining AdTaxi Affiliate Network. Partnership Provides Potential to Reach 95% of Networked Adults in Dallas Market.

`` We are confident this partnership will allow us to offer our advertisers even greater targeting to an extensive digital audience , '' said Grant Moise , Vice President of Digital First Ventures for DMNmedia .

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MediaNews Group Team

12 Team Members

MediaNews Group has 12 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, William Dean Singleton.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

William Dean Singleton

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Dean Singleton

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Peggy Deltoro

President

Current

Joseph J Lodovic

President

Current

Michael Koren

Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Current

Name

William Dean Singleton

Dean Singleton

Peggy Deltoro

Joseph J Lodovic

Michael Koren

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

President

President

Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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