Last week, Mark Adkins, who served as the Chronicle's president since 2008, was -- for undisclosed reasons -- transferred to a less prestigious Hearst paper in Beaumont, Texas. The company put out a small blurb, congratulating Adkins on a "promotion" that would be very hard to sell as even a lateral ... More >>
Technically, Chron workers will walk out today, but it's not a walkout, per se. As SFist reports, the union is staging a quiet yet visible protest this afternoon, hoping to draw even more attention to their ongoing health care squabble. At 3:15 p.m. sharp, the workers over at 5th and Mission stree ... More >>
After launching its hard paywall on Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle looked to its social media-savvy reporters -- and their prodigious Twitter feeds -- to help sustain traffic on its new "premium" website. Instead, the reporters launched a massive Twitter strike over the calloused health care p ... More >>
It was almost old news by the time it reached my steps. The Chronicle's delivery person was bringing the newspaper later and later. It slipped back from 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and then 7:45 a.m. -- when I was getting ready to leave for work. One morning I saw the driver launching the paper out his wind ... More >>
Dogs care about the texture of a newspaper. People don't. When the San Francisco Chronicle announced its amazing plan of saving print journalism via glossy paper, it struck us as being a bit like actors attempting to save Vaudeville via higher-energy slapstick routines or dockworkers trying rescu ... More >>
Will longtime reporters' essays make a dent with management? Over the past several years, multiple writers for the ever-shrinking San Francisco Chronicle have told us they felt like rats in a snake's cage. The paper is now thin enough to fit comfortably in your back pocket -- and its staff is jus ... More >>
Last year, Hearst Corp. had no problem bandying about the Chronicle's purported $1 million a week losses when it suited their aims of playing super-duper union hardball, successfully liquidating much of the staff, and switching to non-union printers. Now, however, more than half a doz ... More >>
We've long known that Hearst Corp's San Francisco Chronicle could do better unearthing local news. What we didn't know was that the corporation, and the family behind it, are dedicated to a cult of secrecy unique in American newspaper dynasties. According to the current issue of Fortune, divorce ... More >>
Media mogul Dean Singleton is again seeking inroads to San Francisco's daily newspaper market, according to a report today in the Denver Business Journal.Will joint ad sales bring happy days back?Apparently Singleton's MediaNews Group -- owner of legion Bay Area newspapers, including the Oakland ... More >>
With all the bloodletting at the San Francisco Chronicle this year, local readers could be forgiven the impression that all is not hunky-dory in the financial universe of Hearst Corp., which owns the Chron. But despite the newspaper's steady stream of layoffs, there are now indications that Hearst h ... More >>
This cake is part of your severance packageBlindfold? Cigarette? Buyout? Perhaps 50 union employees at the San Francisco Chronicle -- most of them from the paper's editorial side -- aren't waiting for the axe to drop and have already agreed to accept a buyout, says one of the paper's guild represent ... More >>
Sorry Jinx. We're laying you off.The only factor delaying the announcement of a time and place for a possible Thursday union vote on whether to accept the San Francisco Chronicle's latest offer is the securing of "a large enough facility" -- which, sadly, would have been a lot harder to do a decade ... More >>
A communiqué from the Newspaper Guild to its San Francisco Chronicle members yesterday called for a union vote on the "final proposal" put forth by the paper's management -- and alleged negotiating tactics from the Hearst Corporation that seem to have skipped by the "hardball" classification r ... More >>
When Hearst was still smilingThe union representing employees at the financially troubled San Francisco Chronicle has asked the newspaper's owner, Hearst Corp., for the chance to purchase the Chronicle if it is put up for sale.The request was made in a written set of suggestions for keeping the pape ... More >>
Stop the presses! Actually, don't do that -- even we here in alt-weekly land don't want to see the demise of the city's last paid-circulation daily paper, the San Francisco Chronicle. But things are looking grim over at Fifth & Mission. Today, the union that represents Chron reporters met w ... More >>
In the near future, this meteor strike may be a wire story for the Chronicle -- if the paper still existsHow many cuts can one newspaper take until there is no longer a newspaper? Like all dailies around the country, the San Francisco Chronicle seems to be running just that experiment ... More >>
"New plant opening up in Fremont -- looks like I'm out of work." In this, the San Francisco Chronicle's 144th birthday week, the paper has giddily promised its readers "144 days of extra surprises, leading up to the biggest of them all -- new presses." You won't read about it in the Chron, but not e ... More >>
In these desperate times, the Chronicle considers desperate measures.
The Chron has Phil people and Rosey people. Correction--it only has Phil people now.
Week of March 12, 2003
With the Examiner near death, an insider says the Fangs had 10 million reasons to run it on the cheap
The regulars love to subvert the contest. It's yet another twist to the city's toughest pub trivia night.
The paper loses a managing editor but gains a lot of nervous tension
Contractors accuse the Examiner's owners of not paying their bills
It pains us to award the Columbia Journalism Review its very own dart.
The Hearst Foundation's Annual Awards
He's running for mayor again, and this time he wants to define himself, before his enemies do it for him
A media chain buys a local television station. Employees worry. Oh, the horror.
A measured look at the serious policy implications of recent changes in San Francisco newspaper ownership
Fricke-Parks lawsuit; Jondi and Spesh CD release; Dot-com junkies
Hearst executives' behavior in the Examiner sale was nothing less than cowardly
Anatomy of a Mau-Mau
The Ken Garcia Golden Handshake Countdown!
How to tell whether the San Francisco Chronicle is becoming a great newspaper, or another nondescript Hearst money-machine
William Randolph Hearst's heirs want to build hotels and a golf course on his seaside estate, below his fabled castle. Ranchers and environmentalists are raising Kane.
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