San Francisco: Communications

Newspapers and Magazines

San Francisco is prominent in the publishing industry on both the regional and national levels. The city is served by two major daily newspapers, the morning San Francisco Chronicle and the evening San Francisco Examiner. A number of weekly special interest, alternative, foreign-language, and neighborhood papers are also printed. Several nationally distributed magazines are based in the city, as are many trade, industry, and technical journals. Among the many local and national publications are San Francisco, Mother Jones, and MacWorld. A variety of scholarly, medical, and professional journals are published in San Francisco.

Television and Radio

Fifteen television stations provide viewing choices from the commercial networks, public television, and foreign-language stations. Additional channels are available through cable service. Thirty-one AM and FM radio stations broadcast in San Francisco, offering a range of music, news, and information programming.

Media Information: San Francisco Chronicle, 901 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-2988; telephone (415)777-1111. San Francisco Examiner, 110 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103; telephone (415)777-5700

San Francisco Online

California Historical Society. Available

City of San Francisco Home Page. Available

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Available

San Francisco Chronicle. Available

San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau (for information on events, activities, transportation, and lodging reservations). Available

San Francisco Examiner. Available

San Francisco Partnership's. Available

San Francisco Public Library. Available

San Francisco Unified School District. Available

Selected Bibliography

Caen, Herb, Baghdad by the Bay (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1949)

Gold, Herbert, Bohemia: Where Art, Angst, Love, and Strong Coffee Meet (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993)

Lewis, Oscar, San Francisco: Mission to Metropolis (San Diego: Howell-North Books, 1980)

Twain, Mark, Mark Twain's San Francisco (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1963)

Twain, Mark, Roughing it in California (Kentfield, CA: L-D Allen Press, 1953)

Twain, Mark, The Washoe Giant in San Francisco (San Francisco: G. Fields, 1938)

Wheeler, Richard S., Aftershocks (New York: Forge, 1999)