How old is the SF Chronicle?

How old is the SF Chronicle?

The San Francisco Chronicle, acquired by Hearst in 2000, was founded in 1865 by Charles and Michael de Young and has received six Pulitzer Prizes for journalistic achievement. It is the oldest continuously published newspaper in California.

It also has one of the largest daily readerships in California, with an average of 1.5 million readers per day. The Chronicle's website,, is one of the most popular news sites in the United States.

Charles and Michael de Young were brothers who came to California from Sweden with their father, Lars de Young. They started out working on the Sacramento Daily Union before moving on to other newspapers in California. In 1865, they launched the San Francisco Chronicle as a four-page tabloid with $10,000 in capital funds and no subscribers. It became a daily paper in 1866.

The Chronicle is known for its extensive political coverage and its award-winning style guide. It also publishes the best-selling book list on

It has been called the "Paper of Record" because it covers all aspects of life in San Francisco and surrounds. It provides news about politics, government, education, the arts, sports, and business along with editorials about issues facing Californians today.

What is the circulation of the San Francisco Chronicle?

San Francisco Chronicle (17,514)

Front page dated April 22, 1906
FoundedJanuary 16, 1865
Headquarters901 Mission Street San Francisco, California, U.S.
Circulation173,514 daily 210,468 Sunday 306,535 Digital

Who started San Francisco’s first newspaper?

History. The Daily Dramatic Chronicle was created in 1865 by brothers Charles and M. H. de Young using a borrowed $20 gold piece as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle. Their father, John B. de Young, had been one of the founders of the city and county of San Francisco.

The de Young brothers published the paper from their home on Pine Street. It was not officially called a newspaper at this time, but more like a "monthly magazine." They printed only 16 pages, which included advertisements. There were no editorials or articles written by journalists; it was all done by the owners. The paper covered politics, sports, society, and entertainment news of the day. It was also popular because of its large collection of historical articles covering early San Francisco history.

In 1867, the de Youngs sold the paper to James Henry Brezner and George C. Baker, who changed it to a weekly publication. By 1870, they had hired Joseph R. Orton as an editor and he converted it into a newspaper. In 1872, they sold the paper for $150,000 to Edwin A. Lee and Edward L. Doheny. Lee and Doheny turned the paper into a daily and renamed it the Morning Call.

What’s the biggest newspaper in San Francisco?

The Chronicle of San Francisco The Chronicle of San Francisco The San Francisco Chronicle is Northern California's largest newspaper and the West Coast's second largest. It has a daily circulation of more than 400,000 copies.

The Chronicle is owned by the Tribune Publishing division of Chicago-based Tribune Company. Its headquarters are in Oakland, with printing and publishing facilities in Berkeley and Dublin.

It was founded on March 2, 1847, by publishers Henry George Ward and John W. Jones. The first issue came out on April 13, 1847.

It was originally called the Daily Evening Bulletin, but it changed its name to The Chronicle when it started publishing during the day, seven days a week.

Chronicle editor Phil Tavel took office in February 2011 after an investigation revealed that former editor Leslie A. Daniels withheld information about her past employment with the CIA from readers.

Daniels was forced out of her job after it was discovered that she had lied about having been married to a CIA agent. She had claimed that she was divorced when, in fact, she had been secretly married to another CIA agent for several years during the 1970s and '80s.

When was the Houston Chronicle last?

14th of October, 1901 The Houston Chronicle was started on October 14, 1901, in a filthy three-story structure on Texas Avenue in the center of downtown Houston. The Chronicle, which cost two cents a copy, had a circulation of 4,378 at the conclusion of its first month of publication, which was impressive in a population of 44,638. Within five years, however, it had failed and was sold for $150,000 to E. W. Scripps, who rebuilt it into a modern newspaper that is in use today.

In 1961, the Chronicle building was destroyed by fire, and Scripps founded another paper, the Houston Post, which continues to publish daily from similar headquarters on Dallas Street in downtown Houston.

The Houston Chronicle is the oldest continuously published newspaper in Texas and the second oldest in Southwest United States (after Boston's Boston Daily Globe).

It is also the largest newspaper in terms of circulation and advertising revenue in both Houston and Harris County, Texas.

The Chronicle covers news from all over the world but focuses mainly on Texas and Louisiana as well as the Gulf Coast region.

It has won more than 100 awards from organizations such as the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Scripps bought the Chronicle because he thought it would be profitable. He was right!

Is SFgate the San Francisco Chronicle?

SFGATE is your gateway to the most essential news and entertaining stories from the Bay Area and California., which debuted in 1994, was one of the world's first large-market media sites and operated as the San Francisco Chronicle's exclusive internet home for 19 years. Today, SFGATE offers readers trusted news, opinion, humor, and information about everything California including sports, food, arts, culture, finance, science, health, and lifestyle.

What was the first newspaper in California?

The Southern Californian On August 15, 1846, the first newspaper in California was published. It was simply dubbed "the Californian." Rev. Walter Colton, a chaplain in the United States Navy, and Dr. John Sutter, both residents of California, were responsible for its creation. They sought to provide news about the settlement process in California to people back home.

They began publishing an eight-page paper called "The Californian" with Dr. Sutter as editor and manager. It was sold for ten cents a copy. Although not a huge circulation at first, within five years there were two other newspapers being printed in San Francisco. This shows that people were interested in reading about their hometown in far-away California.

In addition to news about California, the newspaper also included stories from readers. Some were just simple comments, but others contained letters to the editor which are now considered the first editorial cartoons in California.

The Californian lasted for three months before it was bought by Edwin Bryant who moved it to Los Angeles where it became known as the LOS ANGELES STAR. He in turn sold it to Robert R. McCormick who later created the Chicago Tribune. Thus, The Californian is credited with starting the newspaper industry in California.

Its first office was on Main Street in San Francisco.

How old is the Edmonton Journal?

The Journal was formed in 1903 as a challenger to Alberta's first newspaper, the 23-year-old Edmonton Bulletin, by three local businessmen: John Macpherson, Arthur Moore, and J.W. Cunningham. The Journal was an eight-page newspaper published on Tuesday mornings.

John A. Brown, who had been working with Macpherson on the Bulletin, became the editor of the new paper. The trio acquired the remaining shares in the publication in 1909 to form the Edmonston Publishing Company. In 1918, the company merged with the North American Newspaper Alliance to form the Canadian Press. The Canadian Pacific Railway owned stock in the alliance and so was given control of the Journal after the merger. In 1951, the CPR sold its newspaper holdings to Lord Blackett who in turn sold them to Frank M. Wilson. Wilson, who already published two other newspapers in Edmonton, expanded the Journal into a national news service known as The Transcontinental News Service before selling it to Canwest in 1998.

Canwest later sold its publications division to E.J. (Ted) Dannelly and William R. McLean who transformed the Journal into a major metropolitan daily newspaper. Dannelly retired in 1986 and was succeeded by his son David who was also forced out by Canwest which wanted to focus on sports coverage.

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