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Encyclopedia > The San Francisco Examiner

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. 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. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


William Randolph Hearst took over The Daily Examiner in 1887 (at age 23) from his father, George Hearst, who by some accounts is said to have accepted it as payment for a gambling debt. The paper was subsequently renamed the San Francisco Examiner. 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. 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. William Randolph Hearst William Randolph Hearst (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American newspaper magnate, born in San Francisco, California. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... George Hearst George Hearst (September 3, 1820–February 28, 1891) was a wealthy California businessman, United States Senator and father of famed newspaperman William Randolph Hearst. ... Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842–1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, short story (horror) writer, editor, and journalist. ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, novelist, writer, and lecturer. ... Photograph of Jack London. ... Yellow journalism is a pejorative reference to journalism that features scandal-mongering sensationalism, jingoism or other unethical or unprofessional practices by news media organizations or individual journalists. ... 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. ...


After the great earthquake and fire of 1906 destroyed much of San Francisco, the San Francisco Examiner and its rivals, the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Call brought out a joint edition. 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. ...


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." The edition quickly became a collector's item. September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... WTC redirects here. ... WTC 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 free daily newspaper. Three days before the switch, 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. 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: 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. ...


A redesign of three newspapers was completed in 2006 by Robb Montgomery.


The Examiner has had a number of editors in the past couple of years. Vivienne Sosnowski was executive editor post from August 2004 until December 2005, when she was transferred to the Examiner's Washington, D.C. paper. She came from Canada as did her replacement, Calgary Herald editor, Malcolm Kirk. Kirk was executive editor from December 2005 until he announced he was returning to Calgary in July 2006. On July 20, 2006, the Examiner announced it was promoting 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. ...


External link

  • San Francisco Examiner website

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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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