One of the owners of MediaNews Group will discuss "Newspapers in the 1990s" at Brigham Young University Thursday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center.

W. Dean Singleton, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Media-News Group, will address communication students at their weekly symposium. The lecture is open to the public.Based in Houston, Texas, Media-News Group operates more than 60 daily, weekly and semiweekly publications. The daily circulation exceeds 1.1 million in 10 states. Media-News is the parent company of The Houston Post and The Denver Post.

Singleton began his career as a part-time newspaper reporter in Texas at the age of 15. He has been in the newspaper business ever since.