Palo Alto Daily Post

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The Daily Post
TypeFree daily newspaper
FormatTabloid size, 15.8" x 10.8
Owner(s)Dave Price and Jim Pavelich
FoundedMay 27, 2008
Headquarters385 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, California
Phone: (650) 328-7700
Fax: (650) 328-7710

The Daily Post is a free newspaper in Palo Alto, California, founded in 2008 by the Palo Alto Daily News's founders, Dave Price and Jim Pavelich, who had sold that paper to new owners three years earlier.[1][2][3] The Post is published Monday-Saturday and distributed in more than a dozen communities on the San Francisco Peninsula. The paper covers local news and carries reports from the Associated Press.

The Post was founded by Price and Pavelich, originally occupying the Daily News's old office at 324 High Street in downtown Palo Alto,[4] which the News had vacated when it moved to the outskirts of neighboring Menlo Park.[5] Former Daily News editor Diana Diamond, who was fired by the Daily News in 2006[6] and later a columnist at the Palo Alto Weekly,[7] was the first employee whom the Daily Post announced hiring.[3]

Originally, The Post's website did not carry news stories and only provided information about the paper, such as its address and phone number. Shortly after the paper launched, Pavelich had dismissed the need to publish Post stories online, saying "The Internet is a form of broadcast to me. We're not broadcasters. We just don't have the time to run two businesses,"[8] while the website said that "Giving away news online is a dumb way to do business."[1] As of May 2018, The Post website does have news stories, but also recommends that readers get a copy of the print edition to read some stories not published online.[9]


  1. ^ a b Helft, Miguel (February 27, 2010). "In a Country of Monopoly Newspapers, Palo Alto Is Awash in Competition". The New York Times. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  2. ^ Palo Alto Daily News
  3. ^ a b "Around Town: May 21, 2008". Palo Alto Weekly. May 21, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2018. Dave Price, the frequently feisty newspaper publisher who founded and later sold the Palo Alto Daily News and sister papers, is about to re-enter the journalism field in the Midpeninsula. Price confirmed that he's planning something newspaperish, with longtime partner Jim Pavelich, but declined to say precisely what. He's been talking to former Daily News staffers and advertisers, and has hired longtime journalist Diana Diamond back as editor. She will be ending her monthly column-writing stint for the Weekly and leaving an assignment with the San Jose Business Journal. Price said the new publication will be called the Palo Alto Daily Post, not the "Peninsula Daily," as one report had it.
  4. ^ "About us". Palo Alto Daily Post. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
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  6. ^ Thorwaldson, Jay (March 28, 2006). "Daily News Editor Diana Diamond fired". Palo Alto Weekly. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  7. ^ Diamond, Diana (May 24, 2008). "Our Palo Alto way to decide". Palo Alto Weekly. Retrieved May 31, 2018. As many of you may have read in Wednesday’s Weekly, I am leaving this paper and my blog to join a new paper in town, the Daily Post, which will be run by former Daily News founders Dave Price and Jim Pavelich, whom I have worked with before. Yes, there will be three papers in town.
  8. ^ Gerstein, Josh (May 28, 2008). "Heresy in Silicon Valley: Traditional Newspaper Launches". The New York Sun. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  9. ^ The Daily Post website

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