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The San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the This is a list of the daily Newspapers in the World by average circulation Michael Henry de Young ( September 30, 1849 - February 15, 1925) was an American Journalist and Businessman  The paper grew along with San Francisco and was the largest circulation newspaper on the West Coast of the United States in 1880; today it 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. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city The " West Coast " " Western Seaboard " or " Pacific Seaboard " are terms for the westernmost coastal states of the Western United States The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Northern California is the northern portion of the US state of California. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly known as the Bay Area, or the Bay, is a geographically and ethnically diverse metropolitan region that surrounds the The North Coast (also Redwood Empire or Redwood Coast) is a region of the U Today only the Los Angeles Times exceeds the Chronicle's circulation on the West Coast, while the paper is ranked 12th by circulation nationally. The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily Newspaper published in Los Angeles California and distributed 
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," Art Hoppe, Charles McCabe, and Herb Caen, the newspaper grew in circulation to become the city's largest, overtaking the rival San Francisco Examiner. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Pauline Phillips (born July 4, 1918 as Pauline "Popo" Esther Friedman) is an advice columnist who founded the " Dear Abby " Dear Abby is the name of the notable Advice column founded in 1956 by Pauline Phillips (born July 4 1918 under the pen name Abigail Van Buren Art Hoppe ( 1926 - February 1, 2000) was a popular columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle for more than 40 years Charles McCabe (1915-1983 was a Columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle from the mid-1950s until his death from a stroke at the age of 68 For the hockey player please see Herb Cain. Herbert Eugene Caen ( April 3, 1916 &ndash February 1, 1997 The San Francisco Examiner is a US daily Newspaper. It has been published continuously in San Francisco, California, since 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. The Chronicle Publishing Company was a print and broadcast media corporation headquartered in San Francisco California that was in operation from 1865 until 2000 Events 1214 - Battle of Bouvines: In France, Philip II of France defeats John of England. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Hearst Communications Inc is a privately-held American -based Media conglomerate based in the Hearst Tower in New York City, USA Following the sale, the Hearst Corporation transferred the Examiner to the Fang family, publisher of the San Francisco Independent and AsianWeek, along with a $66 million dollar subsidy. AsianWeek is a widely circulated publication of pan-Asian news across all Asian ethnic groups providing coverage of Asian American issues such as the killing of Vincent  Under the new owners, the Examiner became a free tabloid, leaving the Chronicle as the only daily broadsheet newspaper in San Francisco. A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest Broadsheet is the largest of the various Newspaper formats and is characterized by long vertical pages (typically 22 inches or more
In 1949, the de Young family founded KRON (Channel 4), the Bay Area's third television station. KRON-TV, channel 4 is the MyNetworkTV affiliate for the San Francisco Bay Area. Until the mid 1960s, the station (along with KRON-FM), operated from the basement of the Chronicle Building, and then it moved to its present studios on Van Ness Avenue. KRON was sold in 1999 and, after years of being San Francisco's NBC affiliate, became an independent station in 2002. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's
As of 2008 the publisher of the Chronicle is Frank J. Vega, the executive vice president and editor is Ward H. Bushee and the editorial page editor is John Diaz. The publishers of the Chronicle prior to Frank Vega included George Cameron (1925-1955), Charles de Young Thieriot (1955-1977), and Richard Tobin Thieriot (1977-1994), among others. George Cameron (vocals/drums was a founding member of the baroque rock vocal group the Left Banke.
The online version of the newspaper, SFGate, is led by vice president Michele Slack and executive producer Kevin Skaggs. As well as publishing the San Francisco Chronicle online, SFGate adds other features not available in the print version, such as blogs and podcasts. Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view SFGate was one of the earliest major market newspaper websites to be launched, having done so in 1993.
The paper has received the Pulitzer Prize on a number of occasions. The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, 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, D. C. , 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. The San Francisco Examiner is a US daily Newspaper. It has been published continuously in San Francisco, California, since The Oakland Tribune is a daily Newspaper published in Oakland California by the Alameda Newspaper Group, a subsidiary of MediaNews The Contra Costa Times is a daily Newspaper based in Walnut Creek California, U The San Jose Mercury News is the major daily Newspaper in San Jose California and Silicon Valley. Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada received the 2004 George Polk Award for Sports Reporting. Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada co-authored the book Game of Shadows while they were reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle The George Polk Awards are a series of American journalism awards issued annually by Long Island University in Brooklyn. 
Fainaru-Wada and Williams were recognized for their work on uncovering the BALCO scandal, which linked San Francisco Giants star Barry Bonds to performance-enhancing drugs. The Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative also known as BALCO was an American company led by founder and owner Victor Conte. The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in, that currently play in the National League West Division. Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24 1964 is a Major League Baseball Outfielder who is currently a Free agent. While the two above-named reporters broke the news, they are by no means the only sports writers of note at the Chronicle. The Chronicle's sports section--called The Sporting Green as it was once printed on green-tinted pages--is staffed with two dozen writers. The section's best-known writers are its columnists: Bruce Jenkins, Gwenn Knapp, Scott Ostler, and Ray Ratto. Ray Ratto, 53 has been a Bay Area sportswriter for approximately 30 years and a sports columnist for approximately 20
Another area of note 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 " dot-com bubble " (or sometimes the " IT bubble " was a speculative bubble covering roughly 1995–2001 (with a climax on March 10 The Chronicle's circulation dropped by 16. 6% between 2004 and 2005 to 400,906; in 2006, daily circulation dropped to 373,805.  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 Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio There have also been major cutbacks in staff, with one fourth of the newsroom being let go in 2007. At the same time, the online edition has continued its growth and in 2006 SFGate was fifth among U. S. newspaper websites with 5. 2 million unique users per month.