Hearst Examiner archives sold at show

A follow-up to our Feb. 11 item from the SF Daily about how photos from the historic Hearst Examiner archives, which were supposed to have been donated to UC Berkeley, are actually being sold on eBay. Now it appears they were also sold at an antiques show by Lelands.com, the same company that’s selling them on eBay. The publication Antiques And The Arts carries a report about the show in Hartford, Conn.: “The ‘mosh pit’ crowd at Lelands.com was intent

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Examiner runs large ad defining itself

Examiner readers were greeted this morning with another wrap ad covering the free newspaper’s front page. But instead of promoting a movie or a bank, the 13.75- by 22-inch ad promoted the Examiner itself. (Here’s a PDF close-up.) The ad begins with, “I’ll keep this brief. My name is John Wilcox and I’m the publisher of The Examiner …” It was reminiscent of the old Bay Guardian campaign which featured large pictures of Bruce Brugmann shouting “Read My Paper, Dammit!”

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Report: Examiner will launch in Los Angeles

Billionaire oilman Phil Anschutz, who bought the San Francisco Examiner in 2004, is planning to launch another Examiner in Los Angeles, Media Life Magazine reports on its online edition. Media Life attributed its information to a “newspaper industry source familiar with the growth plans of parent Clarity Media Group,” owned by Anschutz. Like his San Francisco paper, the Los Angeles paper would be free and tabloid-sized. Anschutz also has Examiners in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and a second San Francisco

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Examiner editor in Baltimore arrested

The editor of the San Francisco Examiner’s sister paper in Baltimore has been arrested and charged with pointing a shotgun at a neighbor’s family after they complained his cigarette smoke wafted into their home. Frank J. Keegan, whose police mug shot is posted here, remained in custody this morning after the incident last night, according to The Sun of Balitmore. Police seized a Remington 870 Wingmaster 12-gauge pump action shotgun and a German military P-38 9 mm pistol from the

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Examiner ups Sosnowski to national post

The Examiner announced today that it has promoted Vivienne Sosnowski, currently executive editor of its Washington edition, to the newly created job of national editorial director to make room for Stephen G. Smith. Smith, who will become executive editor in Washington, was previously an editor at the Houston Chronicle and before that was at Knight Ridder’s Washington bureau. Sosnowski has been executive editor of the Examiner’s Washington edition for a year. Previously she was executive editor of the SF Examiner.

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Publisher of Ex’s City Star lasts a month

John Gollin, publisher of the San Francisco Examiner’s new City Star, has resigned a month after the new free daily started. No replacement has been named. Billionaire oilman Phil Anschutz, who bought the Examiner in 2004, launched the City Star on Nov. 9 to undercut the San Francisco Daily, a free daily started by former Palo Alto Daily News owners Dave Price and Jim Pavelich in May. According to a report in the SF Daily, Gollin stopped coming to work

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Chron takes swing at free papers, flyers

It’s not often that a newspaper will print an argument calling for restrictions on the First Amendment, but the Sunday Chronicle carried just such an op-ed — written by a former assistant managing editor at the paper, Alan Mutter. Mutter says San Francisco should set up a program like the do-not-call list that would permit residents to stop the delivery of “menus, advertising circulars, business cards, pamphlets, political propaganda, phone directories or giveaway newspapers.” Mutter doesn’t come out and say

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Court to rule on Examiner distribution

The Examiner’s method of distribution — throwing newspapers on driveways and hoping somebody picks them up — has resulted in a lawsuit from a lawyer in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports that attorney Joel L. Levin is seeking a temporary restraining order to stop deliveries of the conservative paper. The Examiner launched in Baltimore in April. It is one of three Examiners owned by billionaire oilman Phil Anschutz (pictured) of Denver. Like the Examiners in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.,

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Examiner planning another free daily in SF

Billionaire Denver oilman Phil Anschutz (pictured), who bought the San Francisco Examiner from the Fang family two years ago, is planning to launch yet another free daily newspaper in San Francisco, according to the SF Daily. The SF Daily says it was told by sources that the new paper will be known as the City Star and that it will look a lot like SF Daily. Examiner editor Jim Pimentel wouldn’t give a start date for the new paper, saying

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