THE SACRAMENTO BEE is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento,
California , in the United States. Since its founding in 1857, The Bee
has become the largest newspaper in Sacramento, the fifth largest
newspaper in California, and the 27th largest paper in the U.S. It is
distributed in the upper
Sacramento Valley , with a total circulation
area that spans about 12,000 square miles (31,000 km2): south to
Stockton, California , north to the
* 1 History
* 1.1 21st century
* 2 Recognition * 3 Notable people * 4 References * 5 External links
Under the name The Daily Bee, the first issue of the newspaper was published on February 3, 1857, proudly boasting that "the object of is not only independence, but permanence". At this time, the Bee was in competition with the Sacramento Union , a newspaper founded in 1851. Although the Bee soon surpassed the Union in popularity, the Union survived until its closing in 1994, leaving the Sacramento Bee to be the longest-running newspaper in Sacramento's history.
The first editor of the Sacramento Bee was Rollin Ridge , but James McClatchy took over the position by the end of the first week.
Also within a week of its creation, the Bee uncovered a state scandal which led to the impeachment of Know-Nothing California State Treasurer Henry Bates .
On March 13, 2006, The McClatchy Company announced its agreement to purchase Knight Ridder , the United States' second-largest chain of daily newspapers. The purchase price of $4.5 billion in cash and stock will give McClatchy 32 daily newspapers in 29 markets, with a total circulation of 3.3 million.
On February 3, 2007, the paper celebrated its 150th anniversary, and a copy of the original issue was included in every newspaper. On February 4, 2007, a 120-page section was included about the paper's history from its founding to today. In 2008, the Sacramento Bee redesigned and changed its layout.
The Sacramento Bee
In 2003 the Council for Media Integrity from the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSICOP) gave the Candle in the Dark award to Edgar Sanchez for his column "Scam Alert" where he has written about Nigerian scams , car-mileage fraud and phony police detectives. The Council is made up of by scientists, media and academics, all concerned with the "balanced portrayal of science". The Candle in the Dark Award is presented to those who show "outstanding contributions to the public's understanding of science and scientific principles".
* ^ "Executive Leadership". Sacramento Bee. 4 December 2006.
Retrieved December 14, 2009.
* ^ A B "2007 Top 100 Daily Newspapers in the U.S. by Circulation"
(PDF). BurrellesLuce. 31 March 2007. Archived from the original (PDF)
on June 4, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-29.
* ^ A B C D History of
The Sacramento Bee