Founded by two brothers in 1865, the Chronicle started as a gossip rag. By the end of the silver rush, 200 newspapers had formed and fell, but the Chronicle survived in large part due to its coverage of Lincoln’s assassination. That became a pivotal turning point for the paper—taking it from entertainment rag to legitimate news source.
With honest, fearless, and startlingly original reporting, the San Francisco Chronicle delivers its discerning readers engaging news and entertainment stories from the Bay Area. As one of the largest newspapers in northern California, the Chronicle prides itself on bringing readers world-class journalism that’s bolder, brighter, and more fearless than the rest.