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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate.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.

The is a daily newspaper owned by Hearst Corp.

The Chronicle was by the de Young family, which owned it until 2000, when it was  for $660 million by Hearst, which owned the San Francisco Examiner and had run a between the two papers since 1965. Hearst merged the two newsrooms and after a long legal fight.

The Chronicle  after being bought by Hearst, and by 2009, the Chronicle was reported to be losing , and Hearst threatened to sell or fold the paper without union concessions. But after years of , the paper’s management by the end of 2009.

The Chronicle has a reputation as a , .

The Chronicle , , in 1994, one of the first newspapers to do so. It was also the first newspaper site to include online-only content. In late 2009, the Chronicle began for several days after they appeared in the newspaper, though it has in recent years.

In 2011, the Chronicle using Apple’s in-app subscription system. It in 2013, launching  as a paid site and keeping SFGate.com free. It less than five months later, though it while also publishing all of its content on SFGate.com.

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