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
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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