The San Francisco Examiner has a rich and storied history dating back to the Civil War. In 1880, George Hearst, a wealthy silver miner, obtained ownership in exchange for forgiving a gambling debt. The SF Examiner achieved national prominence under his son, William Randolph Hearst, who dubbed it “Monarch of the Dailies.” Some of America’s finest writers, including Mark Twain, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce and Herb Caen, have graced our pages.
There have been ups and downs over the decades, but the spirit of The San Francisco Examiner has always survived. Under the new ownership that assumes control today, The SF Examiner will continue to thrive as The City’s only true local daily newspaper.
This newspaper has fearlessly uncovered waste, fraud and abuse in city government. It has championed The City’s arts and entertainment scene, cheered on its sports teams and let readers know what was going on in their neighborhoods.
The high quality of The SF Examiner will continue under our new owner, The San Francisco Newspaper Company.
Under the leadership of new President, Publisher and co-Owner Todd Vogt, who resides in San Francisco, there will be an even greater focus on local news, arts, nightlife and sports. We will deliver local news in a bold and precise manner, tackling issues that matter most to those who live and work here.
Moreover, this paper will be more truly reflective of the ideals of San Francisco with editorials and opinion pieces in line with the ideology of The City.
“While the other paper claims to serve The City, its delivery of the news lacks creativity and spark,” Vogt said. “It no longer speaks to San Franciscans.”
For the past 146 years, The San Francisco Examiner has prided itself on being the voice of the people. We’re glad to be able to report the grand tradition will continue under the new ownership. We’re looking forward to the next 146 years.