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Encyclopedia > San Francisco Chronicle

"The Voice of the West"
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet

Owner Hearst Communications
Publisher Frank J. Vega
Editor Phil Bronstein
Founded 1865
Price Monday-Saturday 46ยข + CA Sales Tax; Sunday $1.38 + CA Sales Tax
Headquarters 901 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
Circulation 373,805 Daily
432,957 Sunday
(as of October 2006)[1]

Website: sfgate.com

Today's San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young.[2] The paper grew along with the city of San Franciso to become the largest circulation newspaper on the West Coast by 1880, and today is Northern California's largest newspaper. Serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area, but distributed throughout Northern California, including the Sacramento area and North Coast, it has a daily circulation of about 375,000, the 14th largest circulation nationally.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 336 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (449 × 800 pixel, file size: 138 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The frontpage of the San Francisco Chronicle (27th July 2005) from Newseum This image is of a scan of a newspaper page or... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... The Hearst Corporation is a large privately-held media conglomerate based in New York City. ... A sales tax is a tax on consumption and is normally a certain percentage that is added onto the price of a good or service that is purchased. ... A sales tax is a tax on consumption and is normally a certain percentage that is added onto the price of a good or service that is purchased. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City; The City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Michael Harry de Young (September 30, 1849 - February 15, 1925), an American journalist and businessman, born in St. ... This article is about the city in California. ... Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Nickname: City of Trees Location of Sacramento in California County Sacramento  - Mayor Heather Fargo Area    - City  - Land  - Water Population (2006)[1] [2]  - City 457,514 (city proper)  - Density  - Metro 2,042,283 Time zone PST (UTC-8)  - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7) trees[3] Website: http://www. ... The Redwood Empire (also Redwood Coast or North Coast) is a region of California that stretches from San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon coast. ...


History

Between World War II and 1965, thanks to new editor Scott Newhall and colorful columnists including Pauline Phillips, who wrote under the name "Dear Abby," Charles McCabe, and Herb Caen, the newspaper grew in circulation to become the city's largest, overtaking the rival San Francisco Examiner. The de Young family controlled the paper, via the Chronicle Publishing Company, until July 27, 2000, when it was sold to Hearst Communications, Inc., who owned the Examiner. Following the sale, the Hearst Corporation sold the Examiner to the Fang family, publisher of the San Francisco Independent and Asian Week. Under the new owners, the Examiner became a free tabloid, leaving the Chronicle as the only daily broadsheet newspaper in San Francisco. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Pauline Phillips (born July 4, 1918 as Pauline Esther Friedman) founded Dear Abby in 1956. ... Herbert Eugene Caen (April 3, 1916 – February 1, 1997) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist working in San Francisco. ... The San Francisco Examiner is a daily newspaper in San Francisco, California, where it has been published continuously since the late 19th Century. ... The Chronicle Publishing Company was a print and broadcast media corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California that was in operation from 1865 until 2000. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Hearst Corporation is a large privately-held media conglomerate based in New York City. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ...


As of 2005 the publisher of the Chronicle is Frank J. Vega, the executive vice president and editor is Phil Bronstein, the vice president and managing editor is Robert Rosenthal and the editorial page editor is John Diaz. Editing is the process of preparing language, images, or sound for presentation through correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications. ...


The online version of the newspaper, SFGate, is led by vice president Peter Negulescu and news director Vlae Kershner. As well as publishing the San Francisco Chronicle online, SFGate adds other features not available in the print version, such as blogs and podcasts. SFGate was one of the earliest major market newspaper websites to be launched, having done so in 1993. Printing is an industrial process for reproducing copies of texts and images, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


The paper has received the Pulitzer Prize on a number of occasions. Despite an illustrious and long history, the paper's news reportage is not as extensive as in the past. The current day Chronicle has followed the trend of other American newspapers, devoting increasing attention to local and regional news and cultural and entertainment criticism to the detriment of the paper's traditionally strong national and international reportage, though the paper does maintain a Washington DC bureau. This increased focus on local news is a response to the competition from other Bay Area newspapers including the resurrected San Francisco Examiner, the Oakland Tribune, the Contra Costa Times and the San Jose Mercury News. Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada received the 2004 George Polk Award for Sports Reporting.[3] The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... The San Francisco Examiner is a daily newspaper in San Francisco, California, where it has been published continuously since the late 19th Century. ... The Oakland Tribune is a daily newspaper published in Oakland, California by the ANG Newspapers, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group. ... The Contra Costa Times is a daily newspaper serving Contra Costa County, California. ... The Mercs sections vary by day of the week, but Business, Sports, and The Valley are standard daily fare. ... Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada are reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle who co-authored the book Game of Shadows, which chronicled baseball slugger Barry Bondss steroid use. ... The George Polk Awards is an American journalism award. ...


One area of note, however, is the architecture column by John King; the Chronicle is still one of the few American papers to present a regular column on architectural issues. The paper also has regular weekly sections devoted to 'Food', 'Home & Garden', and 'Wine', the latter of which is unique. The Sunday editions contain a San Francisco Chronicle Magazine that regularly focuses on the previously mentioned topics. In early 2006 a new section, '96 Hours', was added to the Thursday edition of the paper, covering entertainment from that day through Sunday.


Circulation has fallen precipitously since the heyday of the dot-com boom from 1997 to 2001. The Chronicle's circulation dropped by 16.6% between 2004 and 2005 to 400,906;[4] in 2006, daily circulation dropped to 373,805.[1] In response, the newspaper has cut back on local news coverage and takes many national and international stories from the Associated Press instead of relying on Chronicle correspondents. The dot-com bubble was a speculative bubble covering roughly 1997–2001 during which stock markets in Western nations saw their value increase rapidly from growth in the new Internet sector and related fields. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...


Notes

  1. ^ a b c Said, Carolyn. "Fewer readers of papers Circulation drops at daily publications again nationwide", San Francisco Chronicle, 2006-10-31. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
  2. ^ Nolte, Carl. "134 Years of the Chronicle", San Franciso Chronicle, June 16, 1999. Retrieved on 2006-09-21.
  3. ^ George Polk Awards for Journalism press release. Long Island University. Retrieved on November 22, 2006.
  4. ^ Abate, Tom. "Circulation of U.S. weekday newspapers takes 2.6% hit Chronicle leads pack with 16.6% decline during 6-month period", San Francisco Chronicle, 2005-11-08. Retrieved on 2007-01-05.

2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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San Francisco Chronicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (237 words)
The San Francisco Chronicle, the self-described "Voice of the West," is Northern California's largest newspaper.
At one time the Chronicle's competitor, The Examiner, made San Francisco a "two paper" town, even though both papers were printed and distributed by the same company.
As of 2005 the publisher of the Chronicle is Frank J. Vega, the executive vice president and editor is Phil Bronstein, and the vice president and managing editor is Robert Rosenthal.
San Francisco Examiner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (356 words)
The San Francisco Examiner is a daily newspaper in San Francisco, California, where it has been published continuously since 1865, beginning with the name The Daily Examiner.
After the great earthquake and fire of 1906 destroyed much of San Franciso, the San Francisco Examiner and its rivals, the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Call brought out a joint edition.
For 35 years starting in 1965 the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner operated under a Joint Operating Agreement whereby the Chronicle published a morning paper and the Examiner published in the afternoon.
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