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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is a daily newspaper owned by Hearst Corp. It is the second-largest newspaper in Texas and , with as of 2014.

The Chronicle’s online operation has been praised for its innovation. A 2006 named the Chronicle , and in 2009, the paper was a Pulitzer finalist for its online coverage of Hurricane Ike. The Chronicle was cited for its use of dedicated blogs, chats, databases, and reader reports to cover the hurricane.

During recent years, however, the paper’s online traffic has declined, going from more than 3 million monthly unique visitors in 2007 to in 2009 and so far in 2011. In 2010, the Chronicle to share content and reduce costs. It has also teamed up with the Austin-based Texas Tribune to do .

The paper , , alongside its free site, , in 2012 as a dual-site strategy similar to that of the Boston Globe.

In 2012, the Chronicle was found to have published by the hyperlocal content provider with fake bylines, prompting the paper to .

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