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Encyclopedia > The Seattle Times

The July 4, 2006 front page of
The Seattle Times
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet

Owner The Seattle Times Company
Publisher Frank A. Blethen
Editor David Boardman
Founded 1891
Headquarters 1120 John St.
Seattle, WA 98109
United States
ISSN 0745-9696

Website: seattletimes.nwsource.com

The Seattle Times is the leading daily newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. Seattle Times logo Source: Seattle Times Company This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links Seattletimes-frontpage. ... For the United States holiday, the Fourth of July, see Independence Day (United States). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area    - City 369. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,824 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is the unique eight-digit number applied to a periodical publication including electronic serials. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area    - City 369. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,824 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ...

Contents

History

It began as the Seattle Press-Times, a four-page newspaper founded in 1891 with a daily circulation of 3,500, which Maine teacher and attorney Alden J. Blethen bought in 1896.[4][5] Renamed the Seattle Daily Times, it doubled its circulation within half a year. By 1915, circulation stood at 70,000. As of October 2006, weekday circulation stood at 212,691.[6] 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Best-selling English language daily newspapers as of 2002, with circulation: The Sun 3,541,002 United Kingdom (tabloid) The Daily Mail 2,342,982 United Kingdom (tabloid) The Daily Mirror 2,148,058 United Kingdom (tabloid) The Times of India 2,144,842 India USA Today 2,120,357... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Times is one of the few remaining major city dailies in the United States independently operated and owned by a local family (the Blethens). The Seattle Times Company, while owning and operating the Times, also owns three other papers in Washington, as well as Blethen Maine Newspapers, which operate five newspapers based in Maine. The McClatchy Company owns 49.5 percent of voting common stock in the Seattle Times Company, formerly held by Knight Ridder. Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,824 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... 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...


The Times reporting has received seven Pulitzer Prizes.[7] 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. ...


On December 15, 2006 only 13,000 copies of the Seattle Times were printed as a result of a power outage caused by the December 2006 Pacific Northwest storms. December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Storm damage at an Olympia, Washington apartment complex. ...


Joint Operating Agreement - "JOA"

Since 1983, the Times and the Hearst-owned Seattle Post-Intelligencer are run under a "Joint Operating Agreement" (JOA) whereby advertising, production, marketing, and circulation are run by the Times for both papers.[8] They maintain separate news and editorial departments. The papers put out a combined Sunday edition, whose circulation is 469,853, to which the P-I contributes only a few pages of editorial content. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hearst Corporation is a large privately-held media conglomerate based in New York City. ... The daily Seattle Post-Intelligencer is the second leading newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... 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. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Marketing Billboards and street advertising in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, (2005) Advertising is paid communication through a non-personal medium in which the sponsor is identified and the message is controlled. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Marketing Marketing is a social and managerial function that attempts to create, expand and maintain a collection of customers. ... NEWS is the abbreviation of North,East,West,South. ... An editorial is a statement or article by a news organization (generally a newspaper) that expresses an opinion rather than attempting to simply report news, as the latter should ideally be done without bias. ...


The Times tried to cancel the JOA in 2003, citing a clause in the JOA that three consecutive years of profit losses were cause for cancelling the agreement.[9] Hearst disagreed, arguing that a force majeure clause prevents the Times from claiming losses as reason to end the JOA when they result from extraordinary events (in this case, a seven week newspaper strike). Each side publicly accused each other of attempting to put its rival out of business, and Hearst soon filed suit. After several appeals, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Times on June 30, 2005, a decision that could determine the future of both papers. Hearst promises more suits to challenge other aspects of the Times' attempt to pull out of the JOA. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In grammar, a clause is a word or group of words with a subject and a verb. ... Profit, from Latin meaning to make progress, is defined in two different ways. ... Force majeure (French for greater force) is a common clause in contracts which essentially frees one or both parties from liabilities when an extraordinary event beyond the control of the parties, such as flood, war, riot, act of God, prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the... In the United States, the state supreme court (known by various names in various states) is the highest state court in the state court system. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Delivery

The Times was an afternoon paper until 2000, when it switched to morning delivery (like the P-I). The main reason stated was that delivery vehicles would be able to get around better in the early morning hours when street traffic was low; critics suspected the actual rationale was to compete more directly with the P-I. This article is about the year 2000. ...


Criticisms

Political Endorsements

In 2000, the paper endorsed liberal Democrat Bill Bradley for president early in the primary process, but ultimately went with George W. Bush when Bradley failed to win his party's nomination, amid speculation that publisher Frank Blethen had overruled the editorial board due to his opposition to the estate tax. This article is about the year 2000. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Inheritance tax, also known in some countries outside the United States as a death duty and referred to as an estate tax within the U.S, is a form of tax levied upon the bequest that a person may make in their will to a living person or organisation. ...


In 2004, the paper endorsed John Kerry. In 2006, the Times came under fire for endorsing the re-election bids of Dave Reichert for Congress and Mike McGavick for Senate.[1] [2] Many critics believed Blethen's opposition to the Estate Tax was again at play in the paper's endorsements.[3] 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... Eighth Congressional District of Washington David George Reichert (born August 29, 1950) is an American politician and the former sheriff of King County, Washington. ... A congress is a gathering of people, especially a gathering for a political purpose. ... Mike McGavick Michael S. Mike McGavick (born February 7, 1958 in Seattle, Washington) is a former American business executive and a graduate of the University of Washington. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ...


References

  1. ^ Seattle Times, Reichert in the 8th, October 15, 2006 [1]
  2. ^ Mike McGavick for U.S. Senate, October 22, 2006[2]
  3. ^ Repeal the Death Tax, October 9, 2006[3]

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The Seattle Times - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (523 words)
The Seattle Times is the leading daily newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States.
The Times is one of a few remaining major city dailies in the United States to be independently operated and owned by a local family (the Blethens).
The Times tried to cancel the JOA in 2003, citing a clause in the JOA that three consecutive years of profit losses were cause for cancelling the agreement.
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