Anschutz sells SF Examiner

examinerThe San Francisco Examiner – once owned by William Randolph Hearst – will be sold by Philip Anschutz’ Clarity Media to the Canadian Black Press newspaper group.

The Washington edition of the Examniner and the more than 100 local comminuty websites will stay with Clarity Media. The Baltimore edition of the paper was closed in 2009.

Black Press owns some newspapers in the US, like Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio), the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and local papers in Washington State. In Canada it owns – among others – a chain of 18 local free dailies.

The Examiner went free in 2003 and was bought by Anschutz in 2004. Clarity introduced door-to-door delivery and increased circulation. Recently, however, home-delivery is restricted to only two days a week. The paper is available in San Francisco in racks.

The sale is expected to be effected on November 30.

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