San Jose Mercury News Plans Online Y2K Global Coverage

Correspondents Will Report News Updates From Strategic Points

Throughout the World

Dec 29, 1999, 00:00 ET from San Jose Mercury News

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury Center, the pioneering online edition of the San Jose Mercury
 News, will report around the clock news coverage on Y2K developments as they
 happen across the globe. The Web site will feature breaking stories from
 correspondents on "Millennium Journal," a weblog that chronicles news and
 information on Y2K's impact. Live coverage begins at 6 a.m., Pacific Standard
 Time (PST) on December 31, 1999 and will run until the wee hours of the
 morning on January 1, 2000.
     Senior Online Editor John Murrell and Good Morning Silicon Valley Editor
 John Paczkowski will host live coverage with a running narrative consisting of
 commentary, news/notebook items, links to Y2K sites, input from readers,
 discussion forums and photo slide shows.
     Based on strategic continents, Mercury News staff reporters will provide
 news updates, beginning in New Zealand and continuing through Asia, Europe,
 and North America.
     Chris O'Brien will provide millennium coverage from New Zealand, as
 midnight arrives there first. Mark McDonald will file from India,
 Michelle Quinn will file from England, Cecilia Kang will file from Japan,
 Michael Dorgan will file from China, Ricardo Sandoval will file from Mexico
 and Lori Montgomery will file from Russia.
     Turning to national coverage, Jim Puzzanghera will monitor East Coast
 developments from Washington D.C. and Michael Bazeley will report from
 Las Vegas, Nevada. Daniel Vasquez will report from Seattle, Washington,
 John Woolfolk from Big Sur and Elliott Almond and Cheryl Devall will be
 reporting from southern California. A full force of reporters will be on hand
 to cover Bay Area events as they unveil.
     Jon Healey will be based at the Symantec headquarters in Santa Monica,
 which will be watching for computer viruses triggered by the new year.
     Technology columnist Dan Gillmor will post breaking technology news and
 commentary several times daily on his recently launched online column called
 eJournal ( An interactive forum is featured
 for users to provide feedback on posted stories.
     The San Jose Mercury News, known internationally as the newspaper of
 Silicon Valley, has received wide recognition for its award-winning
 journalism, particularly for its high- technology news and analysis. The
 Mercury News has won two Pulitzer Prizes and maintains 13 bureau offices,
 including the first permanent post-war American bureau in Vietnam. It offers a
 range of products beyond the flagship newspaper, including the Mercury News'
 online edition, Mercury Center (,, and The Mercury News also publishes the Spanish-language newspaper
 Nuevo Mundo ( and the Vietnamese-language newspaper Viet
 Mercury (  Founded in 1851, the Mercury News is a Knight
 Ridder company.

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