San Francisco Chronicle
The San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. The paper grew along with San Francisco and was the largest circulation newspaper on the West Coast of the United States in 1880; today it is Northern California's largest newspaper, serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area, but distributed throughout Northern California, including the Sacramento area and North Coast. Today only the Los Angeles Times exceeds the Chronicle's circulation on the West Coast, while the paper is ranked 20th by circulation nationally.
Editorial positions on California ballot propositions
|Proposition||Description||This paper's editorial position||Yes Votes||No Votes|
|California Proposition 91 (2008)||Transportation funding||
|California Proposition 92 (2008)||Community College funding||
|California Proposition 93 (2008)||Alter term limits||
|California Proposition 94 (2008)||Tribal Gaming Compacts||
|California Proposition 95 (2008)||Tribal Gaming Compacts||
|California Proposition 96 (2008)||Tribal Gaming Compacts||
|California Proposition 97 (2008)||Tribal Gaming Compacts||
The Chronicle has recently tended to have a conservative outlook on initiatives often supporting those that enforce less spending and less government. For instance, the Chronicle recently came under attack for writing a negative article on affordable housing measure in San Francisco.
Traditionally, the newspaper has a liberal standpoint that endorses progressive measures.
- SFGate: Online version of the newspaper, contains freely searchable archive of all articles since 1995
- Hearst subsidiary profile of the San Francisco Chronicle (dead link)
- Chronicle Begins Attack on Affordable Housing Measure, BeyondChron, Dec. 14, 2007
- C.W. Nevius: Supervisor Chris Daly gets kudos of a sort, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 13, 2007
- Schwarzenegger, Assembly speaker file health care ballot measure, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 28, 2007
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