This finding aid describes the biographical clippings files of the Los Angeles Examiner photograph and clippings morgue.
The Los Angeles Examiner was founded in December 1903 by William Randolph Hearst. A morning paper, it printed its last issue
on January 7, 1962. The paper closed at the same time as the Times-Mirror afternoon paper the Los Angeles Mirror. These closures
left the Los Angeles Times as the only significant morning newspaper in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Evening Herald & Express,
another Hearst paper, as the only significant afternoon paper. After its closure, the Examiner was absorbed by the Herald
& Express, which was renamed the Herald-Examiner. The Examiner was a right-leaning paper and published as a broadsheet. At
the time of its closure, the paper had a daily circulation of about 380,000 and a Sunday circulation of about 700,000. The
closure of the paper at the same time as that of the Los Angeles Mirror caused the Department of Justice to open an informal
restraint-of-trade investigation into possible collusion between the Hearst and Times-Mirror companies.
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