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Encyclopedia > The Sacramento Bee

The July 27, 2005 front page
of The Sacramento Bee
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet

Owner The McClatchy Company
Publisher Janis Besler Heaphy
Editor Rick Rodriguez
Founded 1857 (as The Daily Bee)
Headquarters 2100 Q Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
United States
Circulation 298,907 Daily
346,186 Sunday

Website: www.sacbee.com


The Sacramento Bee is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento, California, in the United States. Since its creation in 1857, the Bee has become Sacramento's largest newspaper. The original newspaper was owned by the McClatchy family of California. The Bee was the foundation for McClatchy Newspapers, a regional chain that grew into the nationwide McClatchy Company. The Sacramento Bee is one of the four largest newspapers in California (alongside the San Francisco Chronicle, The Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times), with a circulation of 295,304 daily and 348,494 Sunday with distribution in the Sacramento Valley and its surrounding areas. Image File history File links PNG version to replace Image:Sacramentobee. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (441x800, 148 KB)[edit] Summary The frontpage of The Sacramento Bee (27th July 2005) from Newseum [edit] Licensing This image is of a scan of a newspaper page or article, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... The McClatchy Company NYSE: MNI is an American publishing company based in Sacramento, California, that operates a number of newspapers and websites. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: City of Trees Location of Sacramento in California County Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo Area    - City 99. ... 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. ... Nickname: City of Trees Location of Sacramento in California County Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo Area    - City 99. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The McClatchy Co. ... The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) is an American publishing company based in Sacramento, California that operates a number of newspapers and websites. ... The San Francisco Chronicle, the self-described Voice of the West, is Northern Californias largest newspaper. ... The Orange County Register is a daily newspaper published in Santa Ana, California. ... The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the Western United States. ... The Sacramento Valley is the portion of the California Central Valley that lies to the north of the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta. ...

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History

Under the name The Daily Bee, the first issue of the newspaper was published on February 3, 1857, proudly boasting that "the object of [the Sacramento Bee] is not only independence, but permanence." At this time, the Bee was in competition with The Sacramento Union, a newspaper founded in 1851. Although the Bee soon surpassed the Union in popularity, the Union survived until its closing in 1994, leaving the Sacramento Bee to be the longest running newspaper in Sacramento's history. 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Logo used for many decades by the daily The Sacramento Union was a newspaper founded in 1851 in Sacramento, California. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


Although the first editor of the Sacramento Bee was Rollin Ridge, James McClatchy took over the position by the end of the first week. John Rollin Ridge John Rollin Ridge (Cherokee name: Cheesquatalawny, or Yellow Bird, March 19, 1827–October 5, 1867), a member of the Cherokee tribe, is considered the first Native American novelist. ... Although he is thought of as founder of The Sacramento Bee, which grew into The McClatchy Company, James McClatchy was actually the newspapers second editor, taking over just days after the newspaper began publication as The Daily Bee in February of 1857. ...


Also within a week of its creation, the Bee uncovered a state scandal which led to the impeachment of Republican California State Treasurer Henry Bates. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The California State Treasurer is responsible for the states investment and finance. ... Henry Bates was a California politician. ...


On March 13, 2006, The McClatchy Company announced their agreement to purchase Knight Ridder, the United States' second largest chain of daily newspapers. The purchase price of $4.5 billion in cash and stock will give McClatchy thirty-two daily newspapers in 29 markets, with a total circulation of 3.3 million.[1] March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The McClatchy Company NYSE: MNI is an American publishing company based in Sacramento, California, that operates a number of newspapers and websites. ... Partial list of newspapers The following is a partial list of newspapers owned by Knight Ridder: Contra Costa Times Detroit Free Press Kansas City Star The Miami Herald Philadelphia Inquirer Saint Paul Pioneer Press San Jose Mercury News The State External link Knight Ridder corporate website Categories: Companies traded on...


On Feburary 3rd 2007 they celebrated their 150 aniversity. In every newspaper they included a copy of the orginal paper. On Feburary 4th 2007 they included a 120 page section about their history from their founding to today.


Recognition

The Sacramento Bee has won four Pulitzer prizes in its history. It has won numerous other awards, including many for its progressive public service campaigns promoting free speech (the Bee often criticized government policy, and uncovered many scandals hurting Californians), anti-racism (the Bee supported the Union during the American Civil War and publicly denounced the Ku Klux Klan), worker's rights (the Bee has a strong history of supporting unionization), and environmental protection (leading numerous tree-planting campaigns and fighting against environmental destruction in the Sierra Nevada). A full list of recent major awards won by the Bee can be found here. 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. ... 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. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... Salting is the preparation of food with salt. ... Environmental movement is a term often used for any social or political movement directed towards the preservation, restoration, or enhancement of the natural environment. ... The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range that is almost entirely in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of California. ...


Mission statement

The mission statement of The Sacramento Bee, located at their website:

A newspaper is not solely about news and information. It’s about people, their real life stories and how we understand them. Our readers and our community are the most important part of the equation. They are why we are here and why our mission is to be the most valued regional news and information provider through superior performance in business and journalism.

References

  • "Newspaper Chain Agrees to a Sale for $4.5 Billion" by Katharine Q. Seelye and Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times, March 13, 2006.

External links

  • The Sacramento Bee website
  • Sacramento.com local search (owned by The Sacramento Bee)
  • The McClatchy Company's subsidiary profile of The Sacramento Bee

  Results from FactBites:
 
The Sacramento Bee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (363 words)
The Sacramento Bee is one of the four largest newspapers in California (alongside the San Francisco Chronicle, The Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times), with a circulation of 295,304 daily and 348,494 Sunday with distribution in the Sacramento Valley and its surrounding areas.
Although the Bee soon surpassed the Union in popularity, the Union survived until its closing in 1994, leaving the Sacramento Bee to be the longest running newspaper in Sacramento's history.
Although the first editor of the Sacramento Bee was Rollin Ridge, James McClatchy took over the position by the end of the first week.
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