Media in San Diego
Newspapers and web publications
- The San Diego Union-Tribune is the city's primary newspaper, published daily. The Union-Tribune was formed in 1992 through a merger of the San Diego Union (established 1868) and the San Diego Evening Tribune (established 1881). The newspapers had been under common ownership since 1901. The Evening-Tribune was the evening paper, while the Union was the morning paper; the Union-Tribune is a morning paper. As of 2015, the Union-Tribune had won four Pulitzer Prizes and was the oldest company in continuous operation in San Diego. In 2015, Tribune Publishing, which operates the Los Angeles Times and other major U.S. daily newspapers, purchased the newspaper in an $85 million deal. The purchase ended 146 years of private local ownership for the paper.
Other papers and news outlets published in the city include:
- North County Times (now defunct) — formerly operated by Lee Enterprises, this publication began in 1995 with the merger of the North County Blade-Citizen of Oceanside and the Times Advocate of Escondido, which traced their origin to 1892 and 1886, respectively. The North County Times subsequently acquired The Californian in Temecula, and in 1997 began to publish it as the Daily Californian, an edition of the Times. In 2012, the North County Times (then with a circulation of just under 75,000) was sold by Lee Enterprises to the Union-Tribune, then under the ownership of Doug Manchester.
- San Diego City Beat
- San Diego Magazine
- The San Diego Reader is the largest alternative weekly in the city. Founded in 1972, the paper was headquartered in Little Italy before moving to Golden Hill in 2012.
- San Diego Business Journal
- The Times of San Diego is a Web-based news outlet founded in 2014  that features local news daily for the city and surrounding area. It has earn acclaim as a small business with a booming readership. Currently the site reaches between 150,000 and 200,000 unique users every month, according to its published reports. The audience is young, with readers aged 25 to 44 constituting the largest segment. Nearly 60 percent of reading sessions are from Southern California. Quantcast reported that the site had 189,900 monthly unique users for the period September 18 - October 17, 2016. Times of San Diego differs from other recent local-media startups in providing full daily coverage of news in a large metro area, rather than infrequent in-depth articles. It differs in this regard from Voice of San Diego, a decade-old startup, and has passed that website in audience size. Times of San Diego's contributing editors have been featured on local radio programs and have led training sessions for local journalists. The site is featured on Michele's List, a widely followed directory of local media startups produced in collaboration with the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. Times of San Diego contributing editors won four awards from the San Diego Press Club in October 2015 and 13 awards from the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in July 2015.
- Voice of San Diego (Voiceofsandiego.org) is a non-profit news outlet in San Diego that reports on the city. A Web-only local outlet, Voice of San Diego was founded in 2005, it was one of a number of such publications that emerged around that time in responsive to cutbacks in traditional local print newspapers. The site is known for both its news coverage and local investigative reporting. The website is partially funded by grants, but is financed primarily on a paid membership model. In 2016, Voice of San Diego launched the News Revenue Hub, a pilot project aimed at helping other nonprofit news organizations adopt its model. Members of the pilot include Honolulu Civil Beat, InsideClimate News, The Lens, and New Jersey Spotlight. It has won a variety of local journalism awards from the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (for reports exposing corruption at the San Diego Unified School District) and from the San Diego Press Club.
San Diego is a principal city of the San Diego radio market. In its Fall 2013 ranking of radio markets by population, Arbitron ranked the San Diego market 17th in the United States. The market only covers San Diego County.
The following is a list of radio stations which broadcast from and/or are licensed to San Diego:
The San Diego television market only includes San Diego County.
|Network||Callsign||City of License||Notes|
|3.1||Imagen Televisión||XHCTTI-TDT||Tijuana, Baja California||-|
|6.1||Canal 5||XETV-TDT||Tijuana, Baja California||-|
|8.1||CBS||KFMB-TV||San Diego, California||-|
|8.2||The CW/MyNetwork TV|
|10.1||ABC||KGTV||San Diego, California||-|
|11.1||Canal Once||XHTJB-TDT||Tijuana, Baja California||-|
|12.1||Televisa||XEWT||Tijuana, Baja California||-|
|15.1||PBS||KPBS||San Diego, California|
|17.1||Univision||KBNT-CD||San Diego, California|
|21.1||TV Azteca 7||XHTIT||Tijuana, Baja California||-|
|26.1||WORLD TV||KVSD||San Diego, California||-|
|27.1||TV Azteca 13||XHJK||Tijuana, Baja California||-|
|33.1||Azteca America||XHAS-TDT||Tijuana, Baja California||-|
|36.1||Unimas||KDTF-LD||San Diego, California||-|
|39.1||NBC||KNSD||San Diego, California||-|
|45.1||Gala TV||XHBJ||Tijuana, Baja California||-|
|49.1||Milenio Televisión||XHDTV-TDT||Tecate, Baja California||-|
|51.1||Independent||KUSI||San Diego, California||-|
|57.1||Canal De las Estrellas||XHUAA||Tijuana, Baja California||-|
|69.1||Fox||KSWB||San Diego, California||-|
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