Audrey Cooper was named editor-in-chief in January and is the first woman to hold the position. There was little competition in the Bay Area suburbs and other areas that the newspaper served, but as Knight Ridder consolidated the San Jose Mercury News in ; purchased Contra Costa Times in ; and while Media News Group Denver purchased all other East Bay newspapers bythe Chronicle realized it had sf chronicle business reporters step up its suburban coverage.
It was designed by Charles Peter Weeks and William Peyton Day in the Gothic Revival architecture style, but most of the Gothic Revival detailing was removed in when the building was re-clad with stucco.
On November 9,the Chronicle became the first newspaper in the nation to print on high-quality glossy paper. San Francisco would have become the first major American city without a daily newspaper. The sections covered San Francisco, and four different suburban areas.
Vega described new, state-of-the-art printing operations enabling the production of what he termed "A Bolder, Brighter Chronicle. Web[ edit ] The online versions of the newspaper are at SFGate.
On July 6,the paper unveiled some alterations to the new design that included yet newer section fronts and wider use of color photographs and graphics. Revenue was split equally, which led to a situation widely understood to benefit the Examiner, since the Chronicle, which had a circulation four times larger than its rival, subsidized the afternoon newspaper.
The editorial page editor is John Diaz. The Chronicle launched five zoned sections to appear in the Friday edition of the paper.
The demise of other San Francisco dailies through the late s and early s left the Examiner and the Chronicle to battle for circulation and readership superiority. In FebruaryHearst chief executive Frank A. The newspaper added 40 full-time staff positions to work in the suburban bureaus.
They each featured a unique columnist, enterprise pieces and local news specific to the community. It is an historic landmark and is the location of the Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences.
The brothers then commissioned a building from Burnham and Root at Market Street at the corner of Third and Kearney Streets to be their new headquarters, in what became known as Newspaper Row. In a special section publisher Frank J. 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.
This arrangement stayed in place until the Hearst Corporation took full control of the Chronicle in Challenges[ edit ] Circulation has fallen sharply since the heyday of the dot-com boom from to That building, known as the "Old Chronicle Building" or the "DeYoung Building", still stands and was restored in In spite of, or perhaps because of the threats, the loss of readers and advertisers accelerated.
Such moves are similar to those made by other prominent American newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinelwhich in unveiled radically new designs even as changing reader demographics and general economic conditions necessitated physical reductions of the newspapers.
From on the two papers shared a single classified-advertising operation. Without major concessions from employees and other cuts, Hearst would put the papers up for sale and if no buyer was found, shut the paper. The newspaper had long enjoyed a wide reach as the de facto "newspaper of record" in Northern California, with distribution along the Central Coast, the Inland Empire and even as far as Honolulu, Hawaii.
SFGate was one of the earliest major market newspaper websites to be launched, having done so inat the time of The Newspaper Guild strike ; meanwhile the union published its own news website, San Francisco Free Press.
While the two above-named reporters broke the news, they are by no means the only sports writers of note at the Chronicle.
Despite the push to focus on suburban coverage, the Chronicle was hamstrung by the Sunday edition, which, being produced by the San Francisco-centric "un-Chronicle" Examiner, had none of the focus on the suburban communities that the Chronicle was striving to cultivate.Business Reporter SFGATE provides a ° view of San Francisco, wildly reflective of right now.
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