If you think American publishers are clueless when it comes to the Internet, just look abroad. This week, Brazil's National Association of Newspapers blocked Google News from aggregating its members' articles. That means that almost none of the newspaper articles published in Brazil will make it to ... More >>
Hey Dave -- stop kvetching! We've written several times about San Francisco author Dave Eggers' love affair with print newspapers, and how frustrated we are that someone with so much talent is still fetishizing a product made from dead trees. It doesn't have to be that way. As the Nieman Journali ... More >>
OMG! Like, stuff blew up! Last night, the Commonwealth Club asked a panel of new media start-ups to imagine a San Francisco media landscape without a daily newspaper. The panel was boldly titled, "If Not the Chronicle, Then What?" Turns out, none of the panelists could imagine doing their jobs wi ... More >>
Week of Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Cleaning up the latest drivel from San Francisco's leading bull-goose loony
New Chronicle Publisher Frank Vega has been cast as a villain, but he may be just what the Hearst empire needs to defeat the dark forces of the new economy
There are well-connected companies. Then there's Bechtel.
How to tell whether the San Francisco Chronicle is becoming a great newspaper, or another nondescript Hearst money-machine
Dermatologist Michael Franzblau goes national with claims that a Marin newspaper ran an anti-Semitic column about him
Can S.F.'s rusting, weathered statues be restored by purchasing a whole new line of sculpture?
David Burgin is legendary as a rough-and-tumble newspaper editor. But the legend is full of astonishing contradictions, and its last chapter may include the outcome of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by one of his proteges at the Oakland Tribune.
The Joint Operating Agreement deprives the Chronicle of the resources it needs to produce a great newspaper; it also prevents the afternoon Examiner from connecting with the readers it needs to survive. Since the JOA makes it inevitable that only one wil