Chron pulls Nevius from political fundraiser

Chris Roberts of the SF Appeal (an online newspaper led by Eve Batey) reports that the Chronicle has pulled columnist C.W. “Chuck” Nevius from speaking at a political group’s $200-per-person fundraiser. The group is the Coalition for Responsible Growth, which “in 2008 backed moderate candidates for city supervisor over progressive candidates,” according to SF Appeal. Managing Editor Stephen Proctor told the SF Appeal he didn’t know about Nevius’ speech, which was scheduled for Sept. 9. After Proctor found out about

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Chron’s Bushee names second-in-command

The Chronicle has a new managing editor. Editor Ward Bushee has promoted Stephen Proctor, 51, to the post left vacant by the resignation of Robert “Rosey” Rosenthal in 2007. Proctor has been deputy managing editor/news, where he has performed the duties of managing editor since Rosenthal left. Proctor joined The Chronicle in 2003 after working 23 years at the Baltimore Sun. At the Sun, he worked as a reporter, suburban editor, metro editor and deputy managing editor for features and

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Discord over Chauncey Bailey Project

The Chauncey Bailey Project was supposed to be a unified effort by Bay Area journalists to investigate the murder of Bailey, the editor of a black newspaper who was gunned down on an Oakland street Aug. 2 allegedly by the handman for Your Black Muslim Bakery. But, as Will Harper of the SF Weekly reports, the region’s biggest newspaper, the Chronicle, has decided it won’t participate in the project, and two newspapers, the SF Weekly and East Bay Express, weren’t

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Chron sat on story about police spying

Three years ago, the Chron came upon a remarkable story about San Francisco police spying on reporters — and didn’t print a word about it until yesterday, a month after the story broke in an alternative weekly. The story was that police checked records of calls made from a phone used by journalists at the city’s Hall of Justice in an unsuccessful attempt to find out who leaked a memo about the department’s “fajitagate” scandal. The Chron’s owner, Hearst Corp.,

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