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Wikipedia: The San Diego Union-Tribune

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

The December 15, 2005 front page of
The San Diego Union-Tribune

Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet

Owner Copley Press
Editor Karin Winner
Founded 1868 (as The San Diego Union)
Headquarters 350 Camino de la Reina
San Diego, California 92108
Flag of the United States United States
Circulation 296,331 Daily
378,696 Sunday[1]


The San Diego Union-Tribune is a daily newspaper published in San Diego, California, by the Copley Press. The result of a February 2, 1992, merger of The San Diego Union, founded October 10, 1868, and the Evening Tribune, founded December 2, 1895, it refers to itself as the oldest business in San Diego County and the second-oldest newspaper in Southern California. The website republishes much of the Union-Tribune’s content as well as publishing its own material. The Union-Tribune and are separate businesses with separate staff, but are both owned by Copley.[2]


Pulitzer Prizes

  • 2006 National Reporting: The San Diego Union-Tribune and Copley News Service (with notable work by Marcus Stern and Jerry Kammer), for their disclosure of bribe-taking that sent former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham to prison “in disgrace”[3][4]. They also received the George Polk Award[5] for these stories.
  • 1987 Commentary: San Diego Evening Tribune editorial writer Jonathan Freedman for his editorials urging passage of the first major immigration reform act in 34 years[6]
  • 1979 Breaking News Reporting: San Diego Evening Tribune for its coverage of the PSA Flight 182 jetliner collision with a small plane over North Park[7]


  • W. Jeff Gatewood, founder October 10, 1868
  • Edward W. Bushyhead, 1868–1873 with various partners
  • Douglas Gunn, 1871–1886
  • John D. Spreckels, 1890–1926
  • Col. Ira C. Copley, 1928–1947
  • James S. Copley, 1947–1973
  • Helen K. Copley, 1973–2001
  • David C. Copley, 2001–present day
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