San Jose: Communications

Newspapers and Magazines

San Jose's daily newspaper is the San Jose Mercury News. The metropolitan area is also served by such publications as the weekly The Business Journal and the San Jose Post-Record, a daily legal newspaper. Among the bilingual newspapers published in San Jose are the Vietnam Daily Newspaper, La Oferta Review, a twice-weekly Spanish newspaper, and El Observador, a Latino weekly.

Television and Radio

Because of the proximity of communities in the Bay Area, San Jose shares a number of television and radio stations with other cities. Based in San Jose are four television stations—one public and three commercial—and ten AM and FM radio stations.

Media Information: San Jose Mercury News, 750 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95190; telephone (408)920-5000

San Jose Online

City of San Jose home page. Available

History San Jose (San José Historical Museum, Peralta Adobe & Fallon House). Available at

San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau. Available

San Jose Mercury News. Available

San Jose Public Library. Available

San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. Available

San Jose Unified School District. Available

Selected Bibliography

Beers, David, Blue Sky Dream: A Memoir of America's Fall From Grace (New York: Doubleday, 1996)

Branson, Po, The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest: A Silicon Valley Novel (New York: Random House, 1997)

Farrell, Harry, Swift Justice: Murder and Vengeance in a California Town (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992)

Kaplan, David A, The Silicon Boys and Their Valley of Dreams (William Morrow & Company, 1999)