The Mercury News (formerly San Jose Mercury News, often locally known as The Merc) is a morning daily newspaper published in San Jose, California, United States. It is published by the Bay Area News Group, a subsidiary of Digital First Media. As of March 2013, it is the fifth largest daily newspaper in the United States, with a daily circulation of 611,194.
Bay Area News Group (BANG) is a media company whose portfolio is comprised of regional news and advertising products, as well as other well-positioned and growing digital businesses. Bay Area News Group is the single leading source of news and information for the majority of communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Our weekly audience exceeds 5 million through a portfolio of print and digital products. Bay Area News Group is a part of Digital First Media.