Flight 214 Crash: NTSB Apologizes For Confirming “Inaccurate And Offensive” Pilot Names To KTVU
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Flight 214 Crash: NTSB Apologizes For Confirming “Inaccurate And Offensive” Pilot Names To KTVU

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued an apology this evening for mistakenly confirming “inaccurate and offensive” names for the pilots of Asiana Airlines Flight…

Shopping Spree: Newspaper Magnates Within Days Of Closing Deal On Yet Another SF Publication
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Shopping Spree: Newspaper Magnates Within Days Of Closing Deal On Yet Another SF Publication

Hot on the heels of the San Francisco Newspaper Company’s acquisition of the SF Weekly, two principals at the SFNC are within days of closing…

Day Five Behind The SFChronicle Paywall: This Experiment Is A Bust
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Day Five Behind The SFChronicle Paywall: This Experiment Is A Bust

Our last day together! I think we can safely declare this experiment a bust. Here’s a summary of my week. Number of articles read on…

“About A Boy” TV Pilot Shot Across SF This Week
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“About A Boy” TV Pilot Shot Across SF This Week

That’s a picture wrap on @driverminnie #aboutaboy say.ly/wCz5sDh — Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) March 27, 2013 Crews were filming the pilot for a TV series starring…

Day Four Behind The SFChronicle Paywall: “Why Not Monetize Your Trolls?”
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Day Four Behind The SFChronicle Paywall: “Why Not Monetize Your Trolls?”

These posts slogging through the Chronicle paywall are starting to take on the doomed air of Heart of Darkness, aren’t they? I feel like at…

San Francisco's Street Shame: Rascals And Typos
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San Francisco's Street Shame: Rascals And Typos

Though Lech Walesa was once so beloved by San Francisco that was named a street after him. that love came to an end when he…

SF Chronicle Employees Walking Out (Briefly) Wednesday Afternoon
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SF Chronicle Employees Walking Out (Briefly) Wednesday Afternoon

Two days after members of the San Francisco Chronicle Media Workers Guild mounted a social media campaign against an increase in health care costs, union…

Day Two Behind The SFChronicle.com Paywall
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Day Two Behind The SFChronicle.com Paywall

Monday, March 26 I feel bad, everyone. I really do want to like the SFChronicle.com site! I ended up reading the digital paper on my…

"AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA no" Most Popular Answer To Poll On New Chronicle Paywall
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"AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA no" Most Popular Answer To Poll On New Chronicle Paywall

As previously reported, the SF Chronicle has launched a plan to put some of its content behind a paywall. Appeal readers have many thoughts about…

My First Day with the New Online Chron
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My First Day with the New Online Chron

I haven’t subscribed to the Chronicle since 2008, after they made a number of editorial decisions I vehemently disagreed with as a reader. I didn’t…

The SF Chronicle Is Now Behind A Paywall
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The SF Chronicle Is Now Behind A Paywall

It’s been rumored and discussed for years, and now it’s happening — the SF Chronicle, at least parts of it, is now behind a paywall….

Internet Etiquitteist: Going Native On Facebook

The interwebs can be an awkward place. It used to be on the internet, no one knew you were a dog, but now someone can,…

Chron Launches SF Nabe Cocktail Contest, We Have Some Ideas

In this week’s Cocktailian column, SF Chronicle contrib Gary Regan presents an interesting challenge: citing bartenders in NY who are creating nabe-reflecting drinks (The Bronx…

Chron Columnist Pulled From Moderate Political Fundraiser

Sit-Lie Nevius was to speak at Sit-Lie-Loving Coalition for Responsible Growth Fundraising Dinner Few would accuse San Francisco’s political columnists of objectivity: scribes like the…

Chronicle Makes Case For Nabe Papers By Messing Up

Oh, jeez, I hate to be that guy — and by that guy, I mean the guy who comments “that’s not the Haight, that’s the…

Confirmed: SF Examiner’s Editor Has Resigned, But Why?
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Confirmed: SF Examiner’s Editor Has Resigned, But Why?

The Appeal has been told by several sources that James Pimentel, Executive Editor of the SF Examiner, resigned last Friday, and that editorial staff was…

Local Writer Will Pay You $15/Hr To Create A Wikipedia Entry To Support Her Story For The NYT
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Local Writer Will Pay You $15/Hr To Create A Wikipedia Entry To Support Her Story For The NYT

Gawker points us in the direction of a rather odd job posting on the Berkeley J-School job board (whoops, looks like it’s been removed!). Posted…

So, You Want To Freelance For The Bay Citizen? Here’s What You Should Know.
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So, You Want To Freelance For The Bay Citizen? Here’s What You Should Know.

I felt a little nervous about returning to the Bay Citizen office Thursday afternoon. Just a few days earlier, I’d written a decidedly un-gentle analysis…

How To Stop Your SFGate Spam
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How To Stop Your SFGate Spam

I know I’m not the only one who suddenly and nonconsentually got an “SFGate Biztek Newsletter” earlier this afternoon. I know this because I got…

Craigslist To Save Newspapers, After All?
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Craigslist To Save Newspapers, After All?

Does Craigslist have the power to revive the industry many think they once carelessly destroyed? The blue/grey/white site where you can find, well, pretty much…

Is A Link More Valuable Than $25? The Bay Citizen’s “Deal” For Local Bloggers
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Is A Link More Valuable Than $25? The Bay Citizen’s “Deal” For Local Bloggers

Boy oh boy, the Bay Citizen sure has put online writers in an interesting position. Here’s the abbreviated version: BC is a non-profit news startup,…

SFist (And Other -ist Sites) Reportedly Sold To Cablevision
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SFist (And Other -ist Sites) Reportedly Sold To Cablevision

Paidcontent.org is reporting that Gothamist Media, which owns city-focused sites like our own SFist (which you probably already know that I used to write for,…

Clash Of The Tarnished Titans: The Stranger Tackles The Guardian vs Weekly Case
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Clash Of The Tarnished Titans: The Stranger Tackles The Guardian vs Weekly Case

They really are fighting over something that is a dead issue now. Because the model of journalism that these guys are fighting over is in…

Your Links For Sunday’s Print Only Chronicle Content, Today
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Your Links For Sunday’s Print Only Chronicle Content, Today

As you might recall, the Chron recently announced that, in an effort “to provide a better reading experience for Sunday print subscribers and to differentiate…

Worth The $3? Jerry Brown Can Do More Pullups Than Sunday’s Print Only Chronicle
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Worth The $3? Jerry Brown Can Do More Pullups Than Sunday’s Print Only Chronicle

As you might recall, the recently Chron announced that, in an effort “to provide a better reading experience for Sunday print subscribers and to differentiate…

Some Folks Will Go Pretty Far To Get A USA Today
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Some Folks Will Go Pretty Far To Get A USA Today

We hope that the (seemingly reluctant to be actually blogging) bloggers who bemoan the prospect of a new media era* take heart in these two…

Violet Blue Explains Why She Quit The Chronicle/Gate
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Violet Blue Explains Why She Quit The Chronicle/Gate

Our good friend Violet Blue might not have responded to SF Weekly’s email asking why she left her freelance position as the Chron/SFGate’s resident sex…

New Tool Could Enable California’s Journalists To Report Better Than Ever — If They Use It

Despite the many innovations of San Francisco 2010, a lot of public data is still hard to access, siloed within individual city departments and time-consuming…

Sunday’s Print Only Chronicle Makes Its Way Online, Today
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Sunday’s Print Only Chronicle Makes Its Way Online, Today

As you know, the Chronicle tells you that their Sunday paper contains print only content that appears on SFGate on the following Tuesday. On Sunday,…

Worth The $3? Sunday’s Print Only Chronicle Redefines “Exclusive”
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Worth The $3? Sunday’s Print Only Chronicle Redefines “Exclusive”

As you might recall, the recently Chron announced that, in an effort “to provide a better reading experience for Sunday print subscribers and to differentiate…

Hey Jealousy: Paolo Lucchesi To Leave Eater SF For Chronicle, Blogger Turns Greenish At News
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Hey Jealousy: Paolo Lucchesi To Leave Eater SF For Chronicle, Blogger Turns Greenish At News

One of the boys of SF Weekly sounds a bit envious today at the announcement that Eater SF‘s Paolo Lucchesi would be leaving blogistan for…

Bay Area News Project Editor’s Meet And Greet: The New Breadline

When Jonathan Weber took the job of editor-in-chief of the Bay Area News Project a few weeks ago, 200 resumes lay waiting for him. I’m…

Examiner Journo Just Can’t Quit Supe Chris Daly
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Examiner Journo Just Can’t Quit Supe Chris Daly

Shortly after Supervisor Chris Daly’s Facebook update heard across SF, Examiner columnist Ken Garcia made the following pledge: Daly will get no space in my…

The “Print Only” Sunday Chronicle Isn’t That “Print Only” This Week
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The “Print Only” Sunday Chronicle Isn’t That “Print Only” This Week

As you might recall, the recently Chron announced that, in an effort “to provide a better reading experience for Sunday print subscribers and to differentiate…

Examiner’s Base Audience Francophiliacs, It Hopes

It’s no media secret that, at least when compared to print, significant revenue from online advertising continue to elude a lot of the MSM, and…

As The Chronicle Goes Glossy, The WSJ’s SF Edition Launches

The AP’s reporting that the SF Chronicle will begin printing some of their pages on glossy paper on Monday “to better serve readers and advertisers.”…

The Chronicle/Gate’s Contradictory Views Regarding “Credit” And Linking
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The Chronicle/Gate’s Contradictory Views Regarding “Credit” And Linking

So you know: this is super inside media baseball and might be boring to a lot of folks. So, sorry! You have been warned. If…

Chronicle Vows To “Smash” “Naive” New Media Organizations
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Chronicle Vows To “Smash” “Naive” New Media Organizations

In a memo sent to the SF Chronicle’s Metro staff on Friday, Metro Section Editor Audrey Cooper took a sharply defensive stance against what she,…

SF Chronicle Loses Investigative Reporter Lance Williams
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SF Chronicle Loses Investigative Reporter Lance Williams

Long-time San Francisco Chronicle reporter Lance Williams is departing the newspaper for the Berkeley-based Center for Investigative Reporting, according to a release sent today. A…

New Chronicle Business Model: No Delivery To Outer Sunset?
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New Chronicle Business Model: No Delivery To Outer Sunset?

There’s been “union strife,” six weeks of delays, and newsroom adjustment to extremely early new deadlines for regular sections suggesting we all rethink how the…