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George Randolph Hearst Jr. Obituary

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012


George Randolph Hearst Jr. dies at 84; L.A. Herald-Examiner publisher



Hearst oversaw the merger of the morning Examiner with the afternoon Herald-Express in 1962. The paper folded in 1989. He later became chairman of Hearst Corp.


By Valerie J. Nelson
Los Angeles Times
June 27, 2012


The demise of the Hearst newspaper empire in Los Angeles began in 1962 when publisher George Randolph Hearst Jr. abandoned the morning newspaper market. Hearst and the company that owned the Los Angeles Times made what some viewed as a back-room deal: At almost the same time, they folded editions that directly competed with each other.


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