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San Francisco Chronicle Totally Gives Up on Journalismnew

Executives at Hearst Corporation have confirmed that, by appointing the former Chief Revenue Officer of to be President of the San Francisco Chronicle, they are saying "screw it" to journalism.
SF Weekly  |  Benjamin Wachs  |  01-13-2014  |  Media

What Happened to the Chronicle's Paywall?new

The San Francisco newspaper has quietly stopped charging for stories on its website.
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan  |  02-09-2012  |  Media

Save the 'Chronicle'!new

Hearst should not be allowed to turn San Francisco into the first major American city with no major daily newspaper.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  03-18-2009  |  Commentary

What Would Clint Reilly Do If MediaNews Tries to Buy the 'Chronicle'?new

Two years ago, San Francisco real estate magnate Clint Reilly successfully blocked an attempt by Hearst Corporation and MediaNews to combine some of their local business and sales operations. That was then and this is now.
SF Weekly  |  Will Harper  |  03-04-2009  |  Media

Insiders at San Fran's Daily Paper Hate the Ex-Mayor's New Columnnew

People in and around the San Francisco Chronicle newsroom -- which still includes news scribes dedicated to the pursuit of truth -- are sickened by the new Willie Brown deal. "Real journalists in the room were appalled by it," said one insider familiar with the mood at the paper.
SF Weekly  |  Matt Smith  |  07-31-2008  |  Media

Cops Who Spynew

Phone records indicate San Francisco police detectives scrutinized phone calls made to and from the press room in order to get to the bottom of a leak.
SF Weekly  |  A.C. Thompson  |  10-02-2006  |  Civil Liberties


The much-loved website is taking millions from Bay Area newspapers and causing layoffs that adversely affect coverage. And its founder Craig Newmark's well-intentioned support of citizen journalism has a slim chance of fixing the problem.
SF Weekly  |  Ryan Blitstein  |  12-06-2005  |  Media

Stupid White Tricksnew

It's often embarrassing to be a middle-class Caucasian in San Francisco but the city's misguided response to Hurricane Katrina has made it excruciating.
SF Weekly  |  Matt Smith  |  09-23-2005  |  Commentary

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