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is the largest daily newspaper in Washington and the only major daily newspaper in the Seattle area.

The Times was and by the Blethen family, making it one of the last major family-run newspapers in the United States. (The McClatchy Co. owns a minority share.)

The Times for its size, but it was cut nearly in half in the late 2000s. After , the Times soon after the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which whom it had a difficult joint operating agreement, became an online-only publication in 2009.

The paper won Pulitzers for its reporting in 2010 and 2012, its .

The Times it would launch an online paywall based on the metered model, with online and app access included in print subscriptions and weekly digital subscriptions for non-subscribers.

In 2009, the Times began a with several local blogs as part of the run by J-Lab and funded by a Knight Foundation grant.

The Times used and to track developments in a 2009 manhunt in its area, making it among the first newsrooms to use Google Wave in its reporting. In 2011, the Times into sections around creation, curation, and community.

The Times in early 2012, making them initially available for free.

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The San Francisco Chronicle is a daily newspaper owned by Hearst Corp. The Chronicle was founded in 1865 by the de Young family, which owned it until 2000, when it was bought for $660 million by Hearst, which owned the San Francisco Examiner and had run a joint operating agency between the two papers since 1965. Hearst…

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