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Encyclopedia > San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner
Image:San_Francisco_Examiner_Front_Page.JPG
Type dailynewspaper
Format tabloid Newspaper

Owner Philip Anschutz
Publisher john wilcox ISSN =
Founded 1863/1865
Headquarters San Francisco, CA, U.S.

Website: Examiner.com

The San Francisco Examiner is a daily newspaper in San Francisco, California, where it has been published continuously since the late 19th Century. Image File history File links San_Francisco_Examiner_Front_Page. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... Philip Anschutz Philip F. Anschutz (born 1939, also known as Philip F. Anschütz) is an American billionaire who lives in Denver, Colorado. ... This article is about the city in California. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... 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. ...

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History

19th century

The beginning of the Examiner is a topic of some controversy. The date for its start is often given as 1865, but former Examiner columnist P.J. Corkery has written that its first issue was actually printed on October 20, 1863, under the name The Daily Democratic Press but that on June 12, 1865, the same newspaper "began to appear on the streets as The Examiner." The reason, he said, was the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 24, 1865. 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was an American politician who served as the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ...

When word of Lincoln’s assassination reached San Francisco, angry citizens stormed the offices of the newspaper that would become The Examiner, wrecked it and set fire to it. The reason? The Daily Democratic Press had been a pro-Confederacy newspaper, a pro-slavery newspaper. The citizens of San Francisco, outraged that southern sympathizers had murdered Lincoln, sought to kill the paper and the editors. Needless to say, the proprietors , , , decided an image change was in order. So when they pulled themselves together, they renamed the paper, The Examiner.[1]

The paper was bought by mining engineer and entrepreneur George Hearst in 1880 and seven years later he gave it to his son, William Randolph Hearst, who was then 23 years old. A story that Hearst had won the paper in a poker game is "pure Hearst mythology," Corkery wrote, but other sources continue to make that or a similar statement.[2][3] George Hearst George Hearst (September 3, 1820–February 28, 1891) was a wealthy American businessman, United States Senator and father of famed newspaperman William Randolph Hearst. ... William Randolph Hearst (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American newspaper magnate, born in San Francisco, California. ...


Under Hearst, the paper's popularity increased greatly, with the help of such writers as Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and the San Francisco-born Jack London.[4] Sales were helped by the Examiner's version of yellow journalism, printing scandal and satire, as well as helping build support for the Spanish American war and the annexation of the Philippines. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842–1914?) was an American satirist, critic, social commentator, poet, short story writer, editor, and journalist. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... Jack London, probably born John Griffith Chaney (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916)[4][5][6] was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and over fifty other books. ... Nasty little printers devils spew forth from the Hoe press in this Puck cartoon of Nov. ... The Spanish-American War took place in 1898, and resulted in the United States of America gaining control over the former colonies of Spain in the Caribbean and Pacific. ... The Battle of Manila Bay took place on 1 May 1898 during the Spanish-American War. ...


20th and 21st centuries

After the great earthquake and fire of 1906 destroyed much of San Francisco, the Examiner and its rivals — the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Call — brought out a joint edition. The Examiner offices were destroyed on April 18, 1906 [5], but when the city was rebuilt a new structure, the Hearst Building, arose in its place at Third and Markets Streets. It opened in 1909, and in 1937 the facade, entranceway and lobby underwent an extensive remodeling designed by architect Julia Morgan. [6] 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The San Francisco Chronicle, the self-described Voice of the West, is Northern Californias largest newspaper. ... Julia Morgan (January 20, 1872–February 2, 1957) was an American architect. ...


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. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... A joint operating agreement (JOA) in the sense of this article is an arrangement whereby two daily newspapers published in the same city or geographic area find it convenient to operate certain business aspects together. ...


In 2000, Ted Fang and his mother, Florence Fang, obtained the Examiner name, its archives, 35 delivery trucks and a subsidy of $66 million (over three years) as part of the Hearst Corporation's acquisition of the Chronicle. The last day the Hearst Corporation published the Examiner was November 21, 2000. This article is about the year 2000. ... The Hearst Corporation is a large privately-held media conglomerate based in New York City. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


On September 12, 2001, the front page of the Examiner featured a photo of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on fire as the result of the September 11, 2001, attacks, and the accompanying headline read: "BASTARDS! A Changed America." Portal:Currentevents September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... This article is about the year 2001. ... 1 World Trade Center redirects here. ... 1 World Trade Center redirects here. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ...


On February 24, 2003, the Examiner switched from a broadsheet to a tabloid and became a free daily newspaper. Three days later, the Fangs laid off 40 staffers in the paper's circulation and news departments. The switch to a free tabloid was made easier by the fact that a profitable free tabloid, the Palo Alto Daily News, was operating just 20 miles south of San Francisco, providing a model the Examiner could copy. February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The September 12, 2001 edition of the Palo Alto Daily News, one of the most successful free daily newspapers. ... First edition of the Palo Alto Daily News. ...


On February 19, 2004, Denver, Colorado-based billionaire Philip Anschutz purchased the Examiner and its printing plant for an estimated $20 million. His new company, Clarity Media Group, launched the Washington Examiner in 2005 and Baltimore Examiner in April 2006. A redesign of the three newspapers was completed in 2006 by Robb Montgomery. February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: The Mile-High City Location of Denver in Colorado Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area    - City 401. ... Philip Anschutz Philip F. Anschutz (born 1939, also known as Philip F. Anschütz) is an American billionaire who lives in Denver, Colorado. ... The Washington Examiner is a daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. The newspaper was formerly distributed only in the suburbs of Washington, under the titles of Montgomery Journal, Prince Georges Journal, and Northern Virginia Journal. ...


Management

The Examiner has had three editors since August 2004. Vivienne Sosnowski was executive editor from that month until December 2005, when she was transferred to the Washington Examiner. She came from Canada, as did her replacement, Calgary Herald editor, Malcolm Kirk. Kirk was executive editor from December 2005 until he returned to Calgary in July 2006 to become publisher of the Calgary Herald. On July 20, 2006, the Examiner announced it would promote managing editor James Pimentel to the executive editor post. July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ How Old Is The Examiner? [1]
  2. ^ "A Timeline of San Francisco History" [2]
  3. ^ Honolulu Star-Bulletin, "Judge clears way for Hearst to buy San Francisco Chronicle." July 27, 2000 [3]
  4. ^ William Randolph Hearst, 1863-1951[4]

External link

  • San Francisco Examiner website

  Results from FactBites:
 
San Francisco Examiner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (536 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.
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.
On February 24, 2003, the Examiner switched from a broadsheet to a tabloid and free daily newspaper.
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